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QUIZ: Is This a Coldplay Lyric or a Quote from The Odyssey?

The Odyssey is believed to have been written sometime in the 8th century BC. In 2016 AD, Coldplay performed at the Super Bowl halftime show alongside Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Two equally momentous events on the timeline of human history.

But that’s not all they have in common. Both Chris Martin and Homer utilize verbiage that is virtually indistinguishable. In fact, if you can tell a Coldplay lyric from an Odyssey quote, I’ll buy tacos for everyone.

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