This weeks Wikipedia.org of the day is about how California almost was an Island all due to a Map mistake! Hit the jump for the history on the floating land of perfect weather and Arnold Schwarzenegger
Ok so here is the deal straight from the source! Btw thanks to Wikipedia for the image above!
” The Island of California refers to a long-held European misconception, dating from the 16th century, that California was not part of mainland North America but rather a large island separated from the continent by a strait now known instead as the Gulf of California.
One of the most famous cartographic errors in history, it was propagated on many maps during the 17th and 18th centuries, despite contradictory evidence from various explorers. The legend was initially infused with the idea that California was a terrestrial paradise, like the Garden of Eden or Atlantis”
Pretty cool huh good thing we finally figured that one out… “Hey so I just drove to Cali…wait don’t you mean you took a boat?? uhhhh No? ” Can you say Awkwarrddd.
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