Christopher Columbus and his crew were the first Europeans to have contact with cocoa beans.
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Hemingway said there are two types of spectators at a bullfight: those who identify with the bull, and those who identify with the matador.
Modern soccer is simply astonishingly gruelling, and there's so much of it, at such tremendous pace and physicality. By the time World Cup rolls around, most top players are pretty chewed up.
But my students could not get their minds around the idea that Columbus could be a slaver, an imperialist, a violent missionary, a bad man -- and also be a great explorer.
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