Monday, October 14, 2019
To celebrate Columbus Day, check out this Adam Ruins Everything episode: Christopher Columbus Was a Murderous Moron. (Bonus: the entire episode is done like a Magic School Bus TV show!)
You'll never look at the holiday the same way again.
Too lazy to watch a five minute clip? Let me at least tell you that the myth of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America was started by the author of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 1828. Later, Italian migrants to Americans used that myth to facilitate their welcome into this country. And, in summary: Christopher Columbus was a "incompetent and vicious nobody."