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Garfield’s Ridiculously Painful Death // The Mayan City Found By A 15-Year-Old
March 30, 2022
In 1880, James A. Garfield, the 20th president of the United States, was shot in the back by Charles Guiteau. Guiteau was a disgruntled office seeker who was upset that he had not been given a position in Garfield's administration. Garfield was rushed to the hospital and doctors tried to find the bullet with a metal detector, but the metal detector was not sensitive enough and they were unable to find the bullet. Garfield died two months later. In 2016, a Canadian teenager named William Gadoury claimed to have discovered a lost Mayan city using Google Earth. Gadoury had noticed that the layout of the city matched the layout of the constellations in the night sky. However, Gadoury's discovery was later debunked by archaeologists who said that the city was not a lost city, but a natural formation. ### - -
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