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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2021 8:24 p.m. PST

"A major goal of education is the debunking of miseducation. That means spotting and correcting the many myths emanating from the internet, folk wisdom and word of mouth. We have all been taken in, at some point or another, by a modern myth. Fortunately, we're here to help you with a new series debunking many of these modern myths. This installment aims to clear up some commonly held misconceptions in the field of history. The truth, as they say, shall set you free…"
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John the OFM01 Feb 2021 8:44 p.m. PST

Oh, for Heaven's sake.
Yet another OOOOH SHINY!!! compilation of "myths" that nobody seriously believes. And debunking them does what, exactly?
Please. Leave those dumb sites alone. They're pointless.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 1:27 a.m. PST

Magellan did not circumnavigate. True. They should have named Elcano, though, who took over and did so.
On a sidenote, one of the survivors was Hans von Aachen (Gunmaster Anes), who hired on for Elcanos next trip and was one of only four survivors of that one, the first man to circumnavigate twice. He died on his third trip, probably already in the Pacific again.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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von Schwartz ver 204 Feb 2021 4:41 p.m. PST

Well, with the dearth of actual education going on in todays schools its no wonder that some of these ridiculous myths survived so long.

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