Fridtjof Nansen
December 22, 2008 10:30 PM   Subscribe

Fridtjof Nansen's Polar Saga. Part One: 1,000 Days in the Ice "It was an outlandish idea: freeze a ship in the Arctic Ocean and ride the drifting ice across the North Pole." Part Two: Chasing Nansen's Ghost. "Two adventurers set out across the Arctic in the footsteps of Norway's pioneering polar explorer."
posted by homunculus (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
And his First name is Fridge Off?

Espoiterical, or whatever it is you kiddies say.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 11:06 PM on December 22, 2008

Nansen did some good stuff, but was also a tremendous reactionary asshole, co-founding a nationalist anti-socialist organization in the 20s that engaged in union busting and prevented workers' demonstrations, and he's also in part responsible for Norway becoming a constitutional monarchy instead of a republic after the dissolution of the union with Sweden.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 1:14 AM on December 23, 2008 [1 favorite]

...and designer of the Nansen bottle ...
posted by aldus_manutius at 7:20 AM on December 23, 2008

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