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Thor Heyerdahl with a model of the balsa raft Kon Tiki

“Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway – April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in zoology and geography. He became notable for his Kon-Tiki expedition, in which he sailed 8,000 km (4,300 miles) by raft from South America to the Tuamotu Islands. All his expeditions are shown in the Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo”. – Wikipedia

Photo: Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl with a model of the balsa raft “Kon-Tiki” on which he drifted 4,300 miles from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands, proving his theory that Polynesia could originally have been populated by South Americans. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images). 1950
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09 Aug 2011 11:05:00
Thor's Well in Cape Perpetua

For at least 6,000 years Native Americans hunted for mussels, crabs, sea urchins, and clams along the coast near Cape Perpetua. Evidence of their lives can still be found in the huge piles of discarded mussel shells that lie along the shore near the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center
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22 Jul 2012 20:13:00


Actress Kat Dennings arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' and Marvel's “Thor” held at the El Capitan Theatre on May 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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03 May 2011 08:19:00
The Cat With Eyebrows

Meet Sam, the cat with eyebrows. Yes, those eyebrows are real and Sam is already among cat celebrities on Instagram.
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30 Jan 2013 14:43:00
Billy The Cat

How love of Billy the stray cat has finally brought four-year-old autistic boy out of his shell. Billy has made a complete difference to the family home, bringing happiness and an air of calm. The four-year-old, who is autistic, easily became overwhelmed by everyday events, resulting in tears and temper tantrums.
Then Billy the stray cat came along. Abandoned by his previous owner and rescued from a boarded-up council house by a charity, he had not had the easiest start to life.
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05 Feb 2013 12:25:00


A seven-week-old Persian kitten peers into a goldfish bowl, 9th October 1972. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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04 Jul 2011 10:56:00
Cat Beards

Cat Beards is a photo fad in which people pose with their cats, in such a manner so that the cat appears to be a beard.
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20 May 2013 09:24:00
Chocolate Birman-cross kitten with chocolate Lop rabbit. (Photo by Mark Taylor/Warren Photographic/Caters News Agency)

These “snapcats” have found their bunny doppelgängers in a series of sweet photo shoots. Animal photographer Mark Taylor, from Surrey, England, and his assistants have scoured the U.K. to bring together carbon-copy rabbits and cats. Here: Chocolate Birman-cross kitten with chocolate Lop rabbit. (Photo by Mark Taylor/Warren Photographic/Caters News Agency)
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11 Nov 2017 07:14:00