Mattress Stores React To The News That Vikings Beat Columbus To North America

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  • O. B. 2 years ago

    The Vikings were there before Columbus? That’s hardly news for the rest of the world.
    But ,of course, in the US this gets the “the biggest news, never ever heard before” treatment by the newscasts.
    How can a whole country become so dumbed down?

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  • Michael Connell 2 years ago

    If we can get commercials like this to replace Colombus Day’s then I’m all for it.

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  • Captain Pugwash 2 years ago

    Not news that the vikings made it to North America before Columbus

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  • Mandy B 2 years ago

    New study!? We’ve known that for years!

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  • seriaon 2 years ago

    That’s not news, we knew that for years

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  • OhUiginn1697 2 years ago

    The Norse Mythology references are nice, but why do they always have those horned helmets

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  • John Coleman 2 years ago

    The Irish beat them to it.

    Look up St Brendan.

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  • Rogash 2 years ago

    How long till people will start protesting about the Vikings reaching America first is conspiracy made by the Antifa and BLM so that Columbus Day will be removed (unless it already is)?

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  • Schwindsichtiga der Echte 2 years ago

    I’ve learned about Leif Erikson and Erik the Red in school back in the nineties. The only new thing here is the date of the settlement.

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  • FakeLemmy 2 years ago

    Wait, are American news outlets trying to claim that the vikings traveling the ocean about 500 years before Columbus?
    We’ve known since the time of the Sagas that Leif Eriksson wasn’t the first to see the land but was probably the first to go ashore, naming it Vinland. They even had a settlement going in 1000 AD.

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  • Krystof S. 2 years ago

    We knew for a very long time that Columbus wasn’t the first European to reach the New World and that Scandinavians beat him by a couple hundred years. What’s news is just how early they actually did “discover” it.

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  • Stigma 2 years ago

    Yea. News. Just happened yesterday.

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  • fastnbulbouss 2 years ago

    The Basque used to regularly sail into the gulf of St Lawrence to hunt whales, they established many camps all along the river, hundreds of years before Christopher C. . When Jacques Cartier set sail to “Canada”, his chief navigator was Aramburu ( a Basque sailor), who was chosen because he had been in “Canada ” many times before.

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