An inglorious Columbus : or, Evidence that Hwui Shn and a party of Buddhist monks from Afghanistan discovered America in the fifth century, A.D

Why waste your red paint and enmity on statues of Columbus, when it was really the Chinese who discovered America?

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     Posted By: Paul - Sun Jun 30, 2024
     Category: Explorers, Frontiersmen, and Conquerors | Fables, Myths, Urban Legends, Rumors, Water-Cooler Lore | Asia | North America | Nineteenth Century

I'm trying to figure out how women nurse their children over their shoulders.
Posted by ges on 06/30/24 at 10:26 AM
Indeed. I can’t envision any position like that.
Posted by Judy on 06/30/24 at 01:25 PM
I suspect they mean 'nurse' as 'take care of a person' ("She nursed him back to health."). I'll gladly accept correction from an etymologist, but I believe that definition predates it meaning breastfeeding since feeding a baby is a subset of tending it.

In Western culture, a baby is generally held in its mother's arms when trying to get it to sleep or it's upset because of colic or teething. I can easily imagine women in other cultures holding the baby to their chest so they're cheek to cheek, much like how babies are held when you're trying to burp them.
Posted by Phideaux on 06/30/24 at 11:00 PM
What I want to know is, why did he source his Buddhist monks all the way over West in Afghanistan? Surely they had sufficient Buddhist monasteries over in Canton or Nanking or wherever he set off from?
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/06/24 at 06:48 AM

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