Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for January 30, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  4 months ago

    So much for prayer being banned in school.

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    codycab  4 months ago

    “I would but I don’t even know what that is.”

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    Daniel  4 months ago

    Magellan’s expedition was significant as it was the first successful voyage to circumnavigate the Earth, proving that the planet was round. This voyage also established the route that would later be known as the Strait of Magellan and opened up trade between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Additionally, the voyage expanded European knowledge of the world and paved the way for future explorations and colonizations. It also marked the beginning of the Age of Exploration and set the stage for the global domination of European powers.

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    JudasPeckerwood  4 months ago

    “The significance of Magellan’s expedition was such that it was seen as appropriate to include it on this quiz.”

    How’d I do?

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    bigcatbusiness  4 months ago

    He could just hear the Animaniacs song about Magellan. Informative AND catchy.

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    jvo  4 months ago

    It was his last

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    What did Magellan’s expedition do?

    Magellan was sponsored by Spain to travel west across the Atlantic in search of the East Indies. In doing so, his expedition became the first from Europe to cross the Pacific Ocean and circumnavigate the world.

    (Google’d it)

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    Southern Indiana Guy  4 months ago

    Too bad it wasn’t asking for a summary of the Panama Canal’s beginning: “A man, a plan, a canal… Panama!” That’s the longest palindrome I know.

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    Diamonds&Roses Premium Member 4 months ago

    While getting an education is definitely important, I honestly can’t blame Calvin for feeling so frustatrated in school all the time, since half the stuff Miss Wormwood tries teaching to Calvin and his classmates is way too advanced for 1st-graders (kids who, at least in America, are usually only around 6 to 7-years-old).

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    LeftCoastKen Premium Member 4 months ago

    Do my reading homework? I don’ gots to do no steenkeeng reading homework!

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  4 months ago

    I came, I saw, I conquered. Test done! It works everytime Calvin.

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    tremaine53  4 months ago

    Nobody ever prays for the clarity of mind to figure out the appropriate response to the presenting dilemma. Instead, they present God with a shopping list.

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    Just to see the look of utter panic on Calvin’s face in the second panel!

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    M2MM  4 months ago

    Sounds like a question they’d put on a 7th grade history test.

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Who the heck is Magellan, he asks!

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    dwdl21  4 months ago

    Come on Calvin that’s a pretty “Straight” forward answer…lol

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    YippiKiAyMofo  4 months ago

    There are no atheists on test day!

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    dflak  4 months ago

    Trivia of the day:

    Magellan was killed in the Philippines. His navigator, Diego Garcia, continued the trip. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because there is an atoll that bears his name in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

    It is part of British Indian Ocean Territories (BIOT). The United States Navy has a base there: part of “payment” for lend-lease in World War II. The island gained notoriety during the Gulf Wars.

    I know this because I spent a year there one month.

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    BobtheBandGuy  4 months ago

    another rabbit hole… (dive!)

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    johnjoyce  4 months ago

    The artwork on the second panel of Calvin’s face—fantastic, Bill!

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    awcoffman  4 months ago

    Magellan could have used those items when the natives attacked.

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    Will_Scarlet  4 months ago

    “To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.”

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    rshive  4 months ago

    Magellan didn’t have any of those, Calvin.

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    Saddenedby Premium Member 4 months ago

    need a hacksaw to get through the bars that automatically dropped when you tried to get away through the windows or doors. WHAT – your school didn’t have bars? wow, my school WAS really special after all.

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    Why panic? Couldn’t Calvin’s imagination send him on an imaginary voyage with Hobbes, charting those deadly waters?

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    KEA  4 months ago

    Thoughts and prayers are going to do Calvin about as much good as they do anyone else.

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    Mediatech  4 months ago

    Ferdinand Magellan proved you can do everything wrong, and get killed in the process, and still become famous.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    He’s writing a seige negotiation note? !!!

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    Plumb.Bob  4 months ago

    Pretty involved question for a 6 year old.

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    BiggerNate91  4 months ago

    Why is this a first grade question? I don’t think I even studied Social Studies in first grade!

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    Still trying to learn stuff, I checked out Magellan. I had thought he was Spanish but he was Portuguese. I could have guessed close to the pronunciation in Castilian Spanish, but not Portuguese. I googled “pronounce Magellan portuguese”

    Apparently it is spelled Fernão Magalhães and pronounced something like Fer’now ma-geh-yash. I feel downright pathetic.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    LOL… Where is Hobbes when Calvin needs him.

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    You pray for those three things pretty much every school day, Calvin.

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    rklynch  4 months ago

    What kind of school is Calvin attending anyway. When I was his age, we were still trying to learn our ABC’s and 123’s.

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    stamps  4 months ago

    Wasn’t Magellan the one who first circumsized the globe?

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    einarbt  4 months ago

    Make sure to pray to the right god(s).

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  38. Cathy aack Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sure didn’t learn that in my first grade class.

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