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August 07, 2007

This Day In Scandi Infamy

MattM. delivers this whole post.

On this day in 1947, Thor “Icicle Chunker” Heyerdahl completed a 101 day, 4,300 mile journey from Peru to Raroia (which I think is the Norwegian word for “Peru”). He made the entire journey in a balsa wood raft. He claimed it was for science*, but it turns out that it he’d merely been chasing after a fish he wanted to marry.


*The Scandi word for “science” literally translates to “magic herring.”


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