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CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS ON THE WAY TO THE NORTH POLE 1907 -1908

Before 1908, other than Santa Claus, no human being had reached the North Pole, although many had tried and failed. Some had unfortunately died for their efforts. In the year 1908, two serious contenders were preparing for victory over nature. One was a respected medical Doctor and explorer with very little financial support and no friends  Continue Reading »

TWO BIG MISTAKES THAT ALMOST KILLED JACK LONDON DURING “THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK”

Jack London made two big mistakes during his “Cruise of the Snark” adventure.  Either mistake could have caused London, his wife Charmian and their crew to perish at sea. The first mistake was trust. Roscoe Eames and his wife raised Charmian London, Jack’s second and much loved wife, into womanhood and Roscoe and Charmian were  Continue Reading »

KILLING WHALES FOR NO REASON AT ALL

The brutal murder of the earth’s whale population for many years has had animal rights activists up in arms. Today, most countries have agreed to stop the atrocious killing. Japan, Norway and Iceland are the only three countries which sanction whale hunting. According to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation, these three countries kill 2000 whales  Continue Reading »