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Monday, January 04, 2010

Famed Italian explorer Marco Polo never learned to swim.

See also:
- Biography of Marco Polo

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  • This is not surprising. Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world in 1895, also could not swim. I think that might have been common for sailors and explorers back then

    By Anonymous Jeff Tarabi, at August 31, 2006 10:57 AM  

  • Additionally, I don't recall anyone lost at sea actually swimming any distance to shore...


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 13, 2008 10:50 AM  

  • This like saying the person who invented hop-scotch was confined to a wheelchair. I love this blog.

    By Blogger The Boogie Knights, at March 03, 2009 1:00 AM  

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