Dont'cha just love that show on The Discovery Channel called Myth Busters? I sure do, those two wild and crazy guys usually dispell most myths, but once in a while they prove something can or could have happened.....And once in a while The G-Man likes to dispell a few myths of his own.
After all, how can you have Too Much Information?
The Myth: In 1626, Peter Minuit bought Manhatton Island from the Canarsee Indians for 24 Bucks worth of trinkets, beads, and assorted bull-shit...
The Truth: Minuit did indeed give about 60 Guilders (roughly 24 Bucks) worth of beads, knives, axes, clothes, and Rum to Chief Seyseys of the Canarsee tribe..."To let us live amongst them" on Manhatton Island. But actually, the Canarsee got the best of the deal...BECAUSE THEY DID'NT OWN THE FRICKEN ISLAND!!! They lived on the other side of the East River in Brooklyn, and only visited the southern tip of the island to hunt and fish. The Weckquaesgeeks tribe, which lived on the upper 3/4 th's of the island had a much stronger claim to ownership.
Needless to say they were extremely pissed off when they found out they had been left high and dry on the deal. They in fact, fought with the Dutch settlers for years until the Dutch finally paid them off too!!.....The Dutch are crazy cheap bastards!!!
I hope you all learned something today, after all...Knowledge is Power!! I have to pandiculate in a few minutes, see you all tomorrow........ Peace!