No, Metallica Wasn’t Named After a Historical Figure from WWI
A teacher shared a funny story involving Metallica in a tweet that has since gone viral.
Christina E. Cox, who according to her Twitter bio, is a writer and educator living in New York City, shared, “Today, when introducing WWI, a student raised her hand and brought up the death of a certain archduke. Nobody knew his name, so as a hint, I offered that he shares his name with a band.”
Obviously, she was referring to Franz Ferdinand, but clearly, Cox’s students are not familiar with the Scottish alternative rock band.
Cox then delivered the punchline to end all punchlines: “Gentle reader, my students asked if there had perhaps been an Archduke Metallica.”
What happened to this tweet while I was at work????🤯— Christina E. Cox (@ChristinaECox) April 5, 2022
Cox shared this tweet at 8:27 PM on April 4, and within about 24 hours, the tweet had gone viral much to her surprise as she followed it up with, “What happened to this tweet while I was at work???”
One thing is for certain: Those students will likely never forget who Franz Ferdinand is, both the band and the Archduke.