Google has today dedicated an animated doodle to Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl on his 100th birth anniversary. The doodle depicts Heyerdahl on a Peruvian raft, which he used to sail across the Pacific. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Heyerdahl, born in 1914, is well known for his Kon-Tiki expedition. The adventurer sailed almost 8,000km across the Pacific Ocean in a Peruvian raft made of balsa wood and other native materials. The treacherous expedition was mapped based on reports and drawings by Spanish Conquistadors. Heyerdahl’s aim was to prove that their ancestors had made such trips to discover new cultures. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
The Kon-Tiki expedition has been made into a book that has been translated into 70 languages, and Heyerdahl’s archives have been added to UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register. The expedition was also made into a movie in 2012, which was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
Thor Heyerdahl died of a brain tumor, aged 87.