Cirpunnavigate the Globe

This was posted by TheDeacon (aka Eric Loy) on alt.callahans.

Did you see the special on the Discovery channel last week about Magellan’s round the world voyage? They went on and on, telling how tough it was for him to gather the equipment and the people for such a commitment. It didn’t help things that he was such a stickler for rules, either.

Only certain colored clothing was allowed on the ship. The sailors were forbidden to sing songs with any religious content. They could eat only twice a day, no more, no less. And, there was zero tolerance of any mention or hint of homosexual behavior.

Other authorities have indicated that the voyage was not all that bed. Of course, historians have often debated about the Straights of Magellan.

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