Thursday, July 3


Those Wacky Boers

In 1898 during his solo circumnavigation of the world Joshua Slocum encountered such a group in Durban. Three Boers [...] presented Slocum with a pamphlet in which they set out to prove that the world was flat. President Kruger of the Transvaal Republic advanced the same view: "You don't mean round the world, it is impossible! You mean in the world. Impossible!" [Source].
In other news, the patron saint of Slovenia is known sometimes as Vergilius the Geometer.

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