James Bartley: The Sailor Who Got Swallowed by a Whale And Survived

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The incredible story of James Bartley, a young sailor who supposedly survived being swallowed by a sperm whale, has been told for over a hundred years. But recent investigations suggest it was nothing more than a tall tale (shock horror!). Despite its impossibility, the story of Bartley has become a popular one, even appearing in pieces of literature such as George Orwell’s, Julian Barnes’ and Arthur C. Clarke’s writings. The author portrays a fascinating history of how this tale gained notoriety. Read full article here

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