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Happy Leif Erikson Day!

It’s Leif Erikson Day! Who is Leif Erikson? Most of my knowledge comes from Spongebob (more on that later.)

What is true, is that he was the first real European to land in North America. Not Columbus, Erikson. According to a book called The Sagas of Icelanders (which I’m sure is riveting), he established a Norse settlement in Newfoundland, Canada, around 1001. Christopher Columbus wasn’t even born till around 1400!

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Now back to Spongebob. As a kid, I loved Spongebob. Heck, I still enjoy watching it. I only even knew about Leif Erikson day because of the Spongebob episode. I found it on Youtube for everyones enjoyment!!

 

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