Thursday, October 26, 2006

More Antarctic Explorer Tidbits

Here are two interesting facts I learned yesterday while reading about the great age of Antarctica exploration.

-There are moon craters named for Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen. Shackleton Crater is at the moon's south pole, even though Amundsen and Scott were the ones who raced to the Pole. I guess Shackleton got the place of honor because "Boss" had the most colorful adventures.

-Writer Roald Dahl (James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) was named for Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, first to the South Pole and most effficient of the three.

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