We know that Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain and landed in North America in 1492 . . . but there's a lot more you probably didn't know about the legendary explorer.

Here are the Top Things You'd be Surprised to Know About Christopher Columbus.

If he could have foreseen Miley Cyrus, he would have kept right on going.

He was completely funded by a woman. Just like J-Lo's boyfriend. 

Whenever someone told him the Vikings were actually the first to discover America, he'd throw his wine in their face and cry.

He won accolades for directing "Home Alone". What do you mean, "Wrong Chris Columbus?"

He was the first cocky Italian to nickname his abs.

Like Tim Tebow, his goal was to spread Christianity. Unlike Tebow, he could complete a pass.

Although he wasn't the first European to discover the Americas, he had a much better publicist than the Vikings. 

Had he known what a disaster America would become, he never would have told anyone he found it.

Click HERE to read a great (and funny) piece all about who Chris Columbus really was.

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