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North Pole Flyover

May 12, 1926: The first flyover of the North Pole takes place. Norge was the first N-class semi-rigid airship designed by Umberto Nobile. Construction began in 1923 and as part of the specifications, the airship had to be able to withstand arctic conditions. 690 more words


Last Day in Tromsø

February 23, 2015.  After our long night chasing the Northern Lights, we slept until around 10 a.m., then dragged ourselves downstairs for a quick breakfast in our Smart Hotel lobby.   1,336 more words


Modigt när Lovecraft möter Eliot

Mohamed Omar är den uppburne poeten som blev islamist (och inte så uppburen), för att sedan kasta sig ur den strama religionens grepp och landa i fantastiken. 744 more words


Even A Bug Can Teach

Story of the Day for Tuesday March 17, 2015

Even A Bug Can Teach


When pride comes, disgrace will follow. With humility comes wisdom. 472 more words

Faith Journey

Laurence Oates - Brave Explorer

Day 313 of Colourisation Project – March 16

Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.

Somewhere in the South Pole at the bottom of the world lies a pile of stones and a cross bearing the inscription; “Hereabouts died a very gallant gentleman, Captain L. 395 more words



March 7th in history:

On March 7th, 1912, explorer Roald Amundsen publicly announced that he had reached the South Pole nearly three months earlier. Amundsen had to wait until arriving in Australia before announcing his feat, because there were no telephone poles at the South Pole. 108 more words

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