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100th Anniversary Of First South Pole Expedition
2011-12-16 06:06:00

Explorers, scientists, and the prime minister of Norway were among those who gathered at the South Pole Wednesday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the date that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to ever lead a successful expedition to the Antarctic site. "We are here to celebrate one of the greatest feats in human history," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said while unveiling an ice sculpture of Amundsen, according to Nils Myklebost of the Associated Press (AP)....

2009-01-22 15:14:30

A race to the South Pole has been something of a replay of the first historic one, with a Norwegian team defeating a British team. Rune Malterud and Stian Aker of Team Missing Link, both members of the Norwegian military, finished the race Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph reported. One of their first acts was to plant a Norwegian flag. The three-man British Team QinetiQ were 31.8 miles away from the pole when the Norwegians arrived. James Cracknell, an Olympic rowing champion, Ben Fogle, a TV...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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