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Crossing the Atlantic

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May 14th, 2015


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Human beings are cynics. They will never give accolade where its due. For example, they say that when Christopher Columbus had gone around the world, when he went back home to Portugal, everyone said that with a good ship and good seamen, they too could go around the world. Story to continue later …
They say that Columbus was the first person to cross the Atlantic in the 1400s. Who knows? Maybe we can rightly say that this great explorer commissioned by Spain was the first to give a documented account of the crossing. Back then, people sailed across the ocean. There were no planes, and there were no motor powered ships. The ships filled the sails and off they went.   
The ancestors of the Native Indians of America came from Russia and other faraway places and therefore they must have crossed the Atlantic. Just thinking how many of them must have been lost to the hungry waters gives one the frets and therefore we can rightly say that Columbus was not the first person to cross the Atlantic.
Today, people travel across the Atlantic in concords. They also travel in cruise ship on their pleasure cruises. They do it more for business and pleasure. However, long ago, people only used ships and they mainly sought to cross the Atlantic in search of new lands for their countries. Today, with fast planes, crossing the Atlantic has become simpler and easier.
After Columbus crossed the Atlantic commissioned by Spain, many other sailors made their own voyages. Therefore, history of crossing this great divide of water includes the first steam ship crossing from Savannah to Liverpool, the first helicopter and so on.
Now, back to the story of Christopher Columbus and his success - He challenged the doubters to set the egg standing straight on the table. Of course, it kept toppling over. Story goes that he took the egg, knocked its sharper end on the table without perforating it, just sank the shell a bit and the egg stood. Of course, the cynics said it was so easy, but then, they didn’t do it? Did they?

Can you Trace the points across the Atlantic?

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