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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
Muslim women light candles during the “EarthHour” in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 23, 2013. Hundreds of people observed the global event that encourages people to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)

Muslim women light candles during the “EarthHour” in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 23, 2013. Hundreds of people observed the global event that encourages people to turn off their lights for 60 minutes. (Photo by Dita Alangkara/Associated Press)
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24 Mar 2013 09:20:00
A British fan waits to enter the Malmo arena ahead of the finals of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest on May 18, 2013. (Photo by John MacDougall/AFP Photo)

A British fan waits to enter the Malmo arena ahead of the finals of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest on May 18, 2013. (Photo by John MacDougall/AFP Photo)
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19 May 2013 11:25:00
Runners gather at the start line for the annual “Santa Speedo Run”, a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)

Runners gather at the start line for the annual “Santa Speedo Run”, a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl/Reuters)
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15 Dec 2013 09:06:00
A woman participates in the “Carnaval na Central” block party in Rio. (Photo by Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

A woman participates in the “Carnaval na Central” block party in Rio. (Photo by Felipe Dana/Associated Press)
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10 Feb 2013 15:48:00


Burning Man 2013. The federal government issued a permit for 68,000 people from all over the world to gather at the sold out festival, which is celebrating its 27th year, to spend a week in the remote desert cut off from much of the outside world to experience art, music and the unique community that develops. (Photo by Neil Girling)
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02 Sep 2013 12:03:00