Thor Heyerdahl has Died
Thor Heyerdahl died this evening in Norway at age 87. He had been suffering from a terminal brain tumor.
Heyerdahl was known for his Kon-Tiki, Ra, Ra II, and Tigris sea journeys (despite a fear of water), and for his expeditions to the Galapagos, Easter Island. He became an oustpoken environmentalist who said "atmosphere and oceans know no boundaries. I know. I've floated around every one of them."