Fake history

Distinguishing factual history from fabricated history continues to be a struggle. In this essay, Otto English discusses three historical inaccuracies that he believes have had a significant influence on contemporary life. The Chatty Mammoth’s favourite is the myth that ancient people believed our planet was flat. These fabrications gained traction when American author Washington Irving released a book claiming Columbus found America while seeking to demonstrate the earth’s roundness. However, in reality, in the fifth century BC, Aristotle was already attempting to determine the earth’s circumference. Read full article here

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