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Tell & Sell

I love pulp fiction. Nope, not the film, I love pulp fiction from the 30’s through to the 60’s, although I’m no serious collector.  I love its straight unpretentiousness, the fact it was designed to tell and sell (and nothing else) and I love the way it shines a light on the society of the time far better than most serious literature of its day does.  385 more words


Heyerdahl and Parallel Evolution at the Talkshop

There is a recent post up over at Tallbloke’s Talkshop: Thor Heyerdal: Retrospective on an Adventurous Anthropologist, which charts the man’s life and career on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of his birth: October, 6th 1914. 1,726 more words

100 Tahun Thor Heyerdahl, `Teruslah Berlayar dengan Kon-Tiki-mu`

Tepat hari ini, Senin (6/10/2014) Thor heyerdahl merayakan ulang tahunnya (ultah) ke-100. Berbagai ucapan selamat pun datang melalui ciapan para Tweeple di Linimasa twitter.

Sosok Thor heyerdahl merupakan seorang petualang dan etnolog asal Norwegia yang melakukan pelayaran untuk ekspedisi ilmiah melintasi samudera menggunakan rakit yang dikenal dengan nama Kon-Tiki pada tahun 1947. 174 more words


Thor Heyerdahl

Who: Norwegian adventurer and archaeologist.

What: Famously sailed a raft over 4,000 miles (6,450km) basically to prove a point.

Where: Born in Larvik, Norway.

Why:  226 more words



Kon-Tiki was one of the first adult books I ever read, probably when I was about seven or eight; I was such an adventurous child, in my imagination and I was always reading books about real life adventures and wishing, wishing with every wish-bone, four-leafed clover, shooting star, that I would have an adventure. 305 more words


To Boldly Go...

When five Norwegians and one Swede cross the Pacific Ocean in 1947 from Peru to Easter Island, they set out to prove that it was possible that the inhabitants of Easter Island descended from native South Americans, probably Incas, and crossed the ocean in small rafts made of freshly cut balsa wood logs roped together with creepers. 339 more words

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Google marks Thor Heyerdahl's 100th birth anniversary

Last year I posted about his 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition.

Today is the 100th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl‘s birth.

Google marks the day: