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5 Ridiculous Lies You May Have Believed About the Founding of America

columbus_samana_cay_600Christopher Columbus Discovered America

Columbus made a daring journey across the Atlantic Ocean to discover America. So the fable goes, he was about to be buried at sea by his crew when someone noticed land. Tragically, Columbus died poor.

Reality: Neither Columbus nor Vikings were the first to touch down in America. Native Americans were here in 60 B.C. Columbus and his crew enjoyed smooth sailing to America, and he was not about to be thrown overboard. Oh, and he died a wealthy man, understanding America’s potential: “I have come to believe that this is a mighty continent which was hitherto unknown,” he wrote in his journal.

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7 thoughts on “5 Ridiculous Lies You May Have Believed About the Founding of America

  1. Shawn Lisa Porter says:

    People don't believe this garbage, and leave it at that.

  2. James Cooper says:

    The oldest human remains found in the Americas where found to have African features (skulls). It is now believed the early humans crossed the Pacific Ocean thousands of years ago. It is also believed that during the last Ice Age humans crossed the Atlantic on ice sheets.

  3. Bill Johnson says:

    Poorly written nonsense.

  4. I just want to know why are we still discussing christopher columbus when the whole world knows that he was a thief a murderer n a raper.these are all documented accounts of all races that has ever encountered so called columbus.

  5. christopher columbus should b taken out of any history books n never b mentioned again point blank period.

  6. Aaaaaand not a single source listed.
    Quality writing.

  7. The guy who wrote this is a sports journalist…come on.

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