April 23rd, 2012

Rebekah02

Haha! The Originals original story is based on fact!

Sorta. I'm reading cracked.com's 5 Baffling Discoveries That Prove History Books Are Wrong And lookie at this one!

A Norse Coin in Maine -- Imagine it's 1957 and you're on an archaeology dig in Maine. If it helps set the scene, picture yourself listening to Elvis Presley in a white tee with a cigarette pack in your sleeve while you dig around. The spot you're working on was once the largest Native American settlement in Maine, so you're looking for Native American-y stuff. Arrowheads and the like. But among all that is this coin that just doesn't fit. "That's because it's British!" said everyone at first, but the truth turned out to be much weirder. The coin was Norse (think descendents of Vikings), and a thousand years old at that.

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