June 11, 1770

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1770 Captain James Cook crashed into the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia and, in effect, discovering it. His first words upon making his unplanned discovery were, “Who in the bloody hell put this here?!”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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