TIL that Mount Everest was named under the surname of George Everest, who has nothing to do with its discovery.

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  1. And his surname was pronounced “Eve-rest”, where-as westerners now call the mountain “Ever-est”.

    “Thus, to settle confusion and simplify the local names, the peak was renamed to its new term.” No, the Sherpa still call it Sagarmāthā and the Tibetans Chomolungma. They don’t care what the English decided to rename it to.

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