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2020-06-24 10:09:43 AM  
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2020-06-24 12:04:18 PM  
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Kurohone: fluffy_pope: He actually reached America before his voyages. What he found were fishing ships which had discovered the bounty of that land's fish stocks. He promised not to tell anyone of what he met there on his return, for obvious reasons.

I find this argument compelling and the logic irrefutable.

I sort of think I might know what's behind this...

There's been speculation for a long time now that Basque and Portugese fishermen knew of lands past the Azores before Columbus got there, but to preserve their monopoly of the stocks they never shared the information.  Columbus was an experienced mariner, so if those stories were true, there's a reasonable chance he would have heard them.

This guy seems to have taken that tidbit of speculative history and added it to his smoothie of crazy.


they went that far for fish?? nearer my cod to thee, I guess.
 
2020-06-24 10:35:32 AM  
6 votes:
FTA:Eventually the four provinces would be united to become Spain. At the head were Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, who were both very young, she being one year older. Eventually she took the lead to organise this new nation.
Being a very pious person she invited the Inquisition to Spain, led not by the church but by the state.


I certainly didn't expect that.
 
2020-06-24 10:55:59 AM  
5 votes:
He actually reached America before his voyages. What he found were fishing ships which had discovered the bounty of that land's fish stocks. He promised not to tell anyone of what he met there on his return, for obvious reasons.

I find this argument compelling and the logic irrefutable.
 
2020-06-24 10:44:15 AM  
5 votes:
When he returned and spoke of his exploits, the chroniclers recorded that he had discovered this and that piece of land where he planted a Spanish flag.

"You can't claim this country - we live here!"
"Do you have a flag?"
 
2020-06-24 12:11:32 PM  
4 votes:
Mistranslation of "Columbus gave Amerigo a reach-around before his voyage".
 
2020-06-24 10:26:05 AM  
4 votes:
The author managed to use fewer sources than his family tree.
 
2020-06-24 10:26:49 AM  
2 votes:
Nuttiest thing I've seen today, but that's only because I saw the nutcase Black-Q Congressional Candidate proving that George Floyd's death was faked yesterday.
 
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