publication date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (part of Fall 2022)

category: Exploration

clue: 500 years ago today, his expedition proved by direct action that the world was round after sailing around it in its entirety, and yet we still argue about whether it's flat.

explanation: Although Magellan did not survive the trip, his expedition was the first in world history to sail around the entire planet, returning to port on September 6, 1522. more…

intended difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Richard Slominsky

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