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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
A woman takes a selfie next to a model of Thor during the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)

A woman takes a selfie next to a model of Thor during the Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)
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17 Apr 2015 10:51:00
Abigail Crouse lifts her Thor hammer high after running through Sleeping Beauty's Castle during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in and around the Disney Parks in Anaheim, California November 16, 2014. Walt Disney Co has moved aggressively into the race business, attracting tens of thousands of runners every year to its marathons, half-marathons and family-friendly races. (Photo by Eugene Garcia/Reuters)

Abigail Crouse lifts her Thor hammer high after running through Sleeping Beauty's Castle during the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon in and around the Disney Parks in Anaheim, California November 16, 2014. Walt Disney Co has moved aggressively into the race business, attracting tens of thousands of runners every year to its marathons, half-marathons and family-friendly races. (Photo by Eugene Garcia/Reuters)
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18 Nov 2014 11:09:00
One of the two wooden rafts of the Kon-Tiki II expedition is prepared  at the port of Callao prior to the departure to Pascua island in Chile, in Callao, Peru, October 30, 2015. Fourteen men from various parts of the world set out on rafts to commemorate the  Norwegian navigator Thor Heyerdahl expedition 68 years ago. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

One of the two wooden rafts of the Kon-Tiki II expedition is prepared at the port of Callao prior to the departure to Pascua island in Chile, in Callao, Peru, October 30, 2015. Fourteen men from various parts of the world set out on rafts to commemorate the Norwegian navigator Thor Heyerdahl expedition 68 years ago. The original raft crossed the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. This rafts are a replica of ships used 6,000 years ago, but will be equipped with solar panel. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)
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02 Nov 2015 08:00:00
Thor, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, tries to connect the hose to a firehose connection during the hose task at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, December 20, 2013, in Homestead, Fla. Seventeen teams from the United States, China, Japan, and Korea are participating in the DARPA Rpbotics Challenge Trials. The event is a test of some of the most advanced robots in the world. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Thor, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory, tries to connect the hose to a firehose connection during the hose task at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, December 20, 2013, in Homestead, Fla. (Photo by Alan Diaz/AP Photo)
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03 Jan 2014 09:26:00
Photographers take photographs of the Large Air Tanker (LAT) C-130 Hercules, also known as “Thor”, as it drops a load of around 15,000 litres during a display by the Rural Fire Service ahead of the bushfire season at RAAF Base Richmond  Sydney, Australia, September 1, 2017. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)

Photographers take photographs of the Large Air Tanker (LAT) C-130 Hercules, also known as “Thor”, as it drops a load of around 15,000 litres during a display by the Rural Fire Service ahead of the bushfire season at RAAF Base Richmond Sydney, Australia, September 1, 2017. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
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02 Sep 2017 06:42:00