Was Columbus really Polish?

An international team of distinguished professors have a new theory on the origins of Christopher Columbus: the explorer was really the son of Vladislav III, an exiled King of Poland.

"The sheer weight of the evidence presented makes the old tale of a Genoese wool-weaver so obviously unbelievable that only a fool would continue to insist on it," said Manuel Rosa, a professor at Duke University who has written a book on the subject. Rosa believes that only another royal could convince the Spanish king and queen to finance the expedition.