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The 1937 popular song They All Laughed contains the couplet "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus/When he said the world was round". In the Warner Bros . Merrie Melodies cartoon Hare We Go (1951) Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand the Catholic quarrel about the shape of the Earth; the king states the Earth is ...

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/busting-a-myth-about-columbus-and-a-flat-earth/2011/10/10/gIQAXszQaL_blog.html

Oct 10, 2011 ... In 1828, Irving wrote “The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus,” which sounds like a biography but is mostly fiction. It says that Europeans learned from Columbus's trips to the New World that the planet was round. Letronne insisted that early Christian writers thought the Earth was flat. Though they ...

www.livescience.com/16468-christopher-columbus-myths-flat-earth-discovered-americas.html

Oct 9, 2011 ... So much of what we say about Columbus is either wholly untrue or greatly exaggerated. Here are a few of the top offenders. 1. Columbus set out to prove the world was round. If he did, he was about 2,000 years too late. Ancient Greek mathematicians had already proven that the Earth was round, not flat.

www.history.com/news/christopher-columbus-never-set-out-to-prove-the-earth-was-round

Oct 6, 2017 ... Legend has it that he defied Spanish officials to do so, sailing west instead of East because he was certain the world was round. Detail of Portrait of Christopher ... The myth of Columbus' supposed flat earth theory is tempting: It casts the explorer's intrepid journey in an even more daring light. Problem is, it's ...

www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/1010/Christopher-Columbus-Five-things-you-thought-you-knew-about-the-explorer/MYTH-Columbus-set-out-to-prove-the-earth-was-round

Oct 10, 2011 ... The myths surrounding the epic voyages of Christopher Columbus are as plentiful as the riches he supposedly discovered. ... World History Archive/ Newscom ... Columbus Day is often an occasion for schoolchildren to repeat the notion that the explorer set out on his renegade voyage to defy the flat-Earth ...

dhayton.haverford.edu/blog/2014/12/02/washington-irvings-columbus-and-the-flat-earth

Dec 2, 2014 ... Lactantius, of course, and now Cosmas Indicopleustes, who says nothing about antipodes but offers an easily mocked tabernacle-shaped world and flat earth. Whewell then returns to the antipodes before concluding the section by casually remarking: “Tostatus notes the opinion of the rotundity of the earth ...

www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Scolumb.htm

Dec 12, 2004 ... Sometimes the claim is made that those who opposed Columbus thought the Earth was flat, but that wasn't the case at all. ... "Posidonius suspects that the length of the inhabited world, about 70,000 stadia, is half the entire circle on which it had been taken, so that if you sail from the west in a straight course, ...

www.home-school.com/Articles/columbus-and-the-flat-earth.php

"Columbus believed that the world was round. Everyone else thought that it was flat. In 1492, Columbus finally overcame the objections of the bigoted church leaders of Spain, who believed the world was flat because the Bible said it was. Columbus got the backing of Queen Isabella on the sly, behind King Ferdinand's back ...

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/05/people-in-columbus-time-did-not-think-the-world-was-flat

May 8, 2013 ... In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue… with a whole lot of maps and information about the very round Earth. Contrary to popular belief, not only did Columbus realize the world was round, so did his contemporaries. In fact, it was so well accepted that daring seafarers had been exploring the Atlantic for ...