TIL that French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered Bouvet Island in 1739 but then mislabelled the coordinates, causing it to be lost until it’s rediscovery 8 decades later in 1808.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Charles_Bouvet_de_Lozier

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  1. Still better than I would have done. I’d have been like “Guys! Guys! I discovered and Island!” and they’d be like “Oh yeah? What are the coords?” and I be like “I… You just sort of sale… That way.”

    Oh yeah, and even though I’m saying this out loud I’d still misspell it.

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