Gulliver's Travels

@duranv (517)
Honduras
February 26, 2008 9:05am CST
This is a book that was written nearly 300 years ago by Jonathan Swift, it is about Gulliver who travels to a lot of strange places inhabited by even stranger people. The thing that amazes me is that he goes to a place were astronomy is very advanced and the people know everything about the moons of Mars, he details them in very accurate terms, the funny thing is these two moons weren't discovered until about 150 years later. How could Mr. Swift have known about them? Do you think there is some kind of Universal Data Base which some people can tap, or could it have just been sheer coincidence?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I don't know about a universal data base, but it is an interesting fact. I like that they have made several movies based on the book. My daughters favorite is from the late 50's. It stars Kerwin Matthews. The title is the 3 worlds of Gulliver. Good movie. And when I find one she likes I let her know that there is a book that it comes from. She is starting to learn how to read. I want to keep her interested in books. Why not use Gulliver?
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
27 Feb 08
Well I don't think you can find much better than books like this one. I have always liked it.