Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day. To help you avoid getting dragged into yet another asinine argument over whether Columbus Day should even exist since the Vikings were here first, an argument over that argument since the people who walked across the Bering land bridge were really here first, or hearing Ohioans boast about how Columbus Day is way better than South Carolina’s lame Columbia Day, here’s a question you can use to distract argumentative people with:

Was Greenbelt, Maryland named that because it’s where the Washington Metro‘s Green Line meets the Beltway, or was the Green Line named that because it ends where the Beltway passes through Greenbelt?

3 Responses

  1. Apparently you had nothing better to do on your day off than think of questions such as this.

  2. I’m from Ohio and have never heard of “Columbus Day” as a point of pride, much less the lamer-sounding Columbia day.

  3. Ryan: That’s because I was making a tortured joke about the similarity in those two states’ capitals’ names.

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