Chinese discovered America, not Columbus.

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Originally posted by: Beau
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"I came to the astonishing conclusion that a huge Chinese fleet of 800 vessels had sailed from China in March 1421 and they'd circumnavigated the world and they had created settlements in North and South America, in Australia, New Zealand, across the Pacific and in the Indian Ocean,"
The Vikings discovered America.
Nuff said!

 

heartsurgeon

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well, technically speaking - the ancestors of the native american indian "discovered" america - perportedly by migrating across the bering strait area a zillion years ago - since "china" didn't exist then - i guess they couldn't be chinese then!
 

deftron

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I thought the Russians did.. Berring Straight

I heard they made it down as far as San Francisco but thought it sucked and left.

Their loss.

 

KokomoGST

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Originally posted by: LAUST
How can it be discovered when natives were already here :confused:
That's because we already know the Chinese invented everything... evarything!! :confused::D
I'm sure some Greeks on this board will have something to say about that ;)
 

0roo0roo

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bah, some native americans came later then we thought, atleast thats what ni remember reading somewhere:) me and my sh*tty memory.
 

dighn

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Originally posted by: 911paramedic
I am just glad that Columbus decided to colonize, because I cant speak Chinese.

(I hear their arithmetic is hard too :Q )
"their arithmetic"? :confused:
 

Jeff7

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Originally posted by: heartsurgeon
well, technically speaking - the ancestors of the native american indian "discovered" america - perportedly by migrating across the bering strait area a zillion years ago - since "china" didn't exist then - i guess they couldn't be chinese then!
Close enough; probably more like a few tens of thousands of years ago though;). Though I think the civilization in the area that is now China dates back a few thousand years.
 

virtuamike

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Ahhhhhhh Injuns!!!!
- Bowling for Columbine


Seriously, if the Chinese had stayed, there'd be a hell of a lot more natives around.
 

tk149

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Back in grade school (20 years ago) our teacher claimed that there was a Chinese colony in California before Columbus showed up. Possibly before the vikings.

I suspect that this is really old news.
 

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