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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
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


A little girl hangs three Siamese kittens on a washing line in a garden in Croydon, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 14th July 1931
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28 Jun 2011 11:31:00
If Kim Kardashian was a feline shed be purr-fect for this new book which features a collection the worlds best cat “selfies”. The furry frames have been compiled by cat owner Charlie Ellis who has scoured the globe for the perfect puss pictures. In his book “Cat Selfies” moggies try their hand at the craze most of their humans have become addicted to posting on social media.  And it turns out cats might be better at taking photos than their owners with a variety of poses captioned in the book. (Photo by Charlie Ellis/Caters News)

If Kim Kardashian was a feline shed be purr-fect for this new book which features a collection the worlds best cat “selfies”. The furry frames have been compiled by cat owner Charlie Ellis who has scoured the globe for the perfect puss pictures. In his book “Cat Selfies” moggies try their hand at the craze most of their humans have become addicted to posting on social media. And it turns out cats might be better at taking photos than their owners with a variety of poses captioned in the book. (Photo by Charlie Ellis/Caters News)



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29 Mar 2015 12:03:00
This photo provided by Running Press and Quarto, Inc. shows Feline Fox from the book, “Cats in Hats”, published by Running Press. The book released on March 24, 2015. (Photo by Liz Coleman/Running Press/Quarto, Inc. via AP Photo)

This photo provided by Running Press and Quarto, Inc. shows Feline Fox from the book, “Cats in Hats”, published by Running Press. The book released on March 24, 2015. (Photo by Liz Coleman/Running Press/Quarto, Inc. via AP Photo)
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22 Apr 2015 09:24:00