Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Columbus and Bugs

A year and a half ago I wrote a post excoriating those who think that Columbus was trying to prove the Earth is round, and speculated that they may have gotten their information from Bugs Bunny. I have recently rediscovered another Bugs cartoon that offers some further evidence that the earth is round without scurrilously linking it to Columbus' voyages, and I've updated the previous post accordingly.

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Noons said...

I remember another cartoon where Peabody and Sherman go back to 1492. It shows Columbus talking to the King of Spain, saying "The world is-a round-a, like an orange!"

The king then pulls out a cubic orange and says "like this orange?"

Ignorance said...

I'm told this is the cartoon; is it accessible in the States?