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April 28th in history:

On April 28th, 1947, explorer Thor Heyerdahl and five crewmates began a voyage on the raft “Kon-Tiki,” to prove that people from South America could have settled Pacific islands. 80 more words

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Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki Expedition across the Pacific; ca. 1947

The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl.

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Happy Easter!

We were lucky enough to visit another sailing boat today. This time we visited a German training ship – Thor Heyerdahl. It is a three-masted topsail schooner which is used as… 172 more words

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14: Always – Reading

For several years either side of my tenth birth­day, my parents persisted in complaining that I was not reading enough. They thought I was do­ing something detrimental to my character, to my chances of well-being, or perhaps just ruining any hope of being nor­mal, because I was not read­ing the classics. 369 more words

The Ra Expeditions

The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl, 4/5

Heyerdahl is at it again, living out a real-life adventure story as he sails across the Atlantic in a boat made of reeds and rope.  147 more words

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Norske Oscar vinnere

Hva? Det har jeg aldri hørt om, tenker du. Norske Oscar vinnere er ikke det vi hører mest om. Eller, dersom noen faktisk hadde vunnet Oscar, så hadde vi garantert fått høre om det, i flere tiår! 155 more words

Norske Oscar Vinnere

Aku-Aku

Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island by Thor Heyerdahl, 5/5

This account of the first serious archaeological expedition to Easter Island could not be more exciting if it were set on a different planet entirely.  154 more words

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