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Columbus had to fight these foolish beliefs in order to get men to sail with him.

He felt sure the earth was round.” – One of the most enduring myths that children grow up with is the idea that Columbus was the only one of his time who believed that the Earth was round; everyone else believed it was flat.

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“When Columbus lived, people thought that the earth was flat.

They believed the Atlantic Ocean to be filled with monsters large enough to devour their ships, and with fearful waterfalls over which their frail vessels would plunge to destruction.

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So give the credit where credit is due, to Eratosthenes, for discovering the Earth was round, and performing the first accurate calculation of its size!

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