To them we owe many discoveries.
Perhaps, in every man there is an Explorer, but for some craving for adventure and exploration of the world becomes the meaning of life. About famous explorers-explorers are known to many, we have collected some interesting facts associated with them.
1. Amerigo Vespucci
Venezuela got its name when Amerigo Vespucci saw the natives build houses on stilts over the water, just as they do in Venice. Venezuela means “Little Venice”.
2. Admiral Zheng He
Zheng he was a Chinese Admiral, diplomat and Explorer who was widely known in 1300 years. In childhood, the boy was castrated and he remained in slavery.
3. George Murray Levick
In 1911, British Explorer George Murray levick observed instances of necrophilia penguins in Antarctica. The results of his research were not published until 2012, because they were considered too indecent at the time.
4. James Cook
When James cook first arrived in Hawaii, the locals considered him a God. He later returned to the island when his ship was damaged by the storm, and apparently offended the natives. Subsequently, they killed and ate the cook.
5. Lawrence Oates
Antarctic Explorer Lawrence Oates got gangrene and frostbite during the expedition. Knowing that his inability to walk normally jeopardizes the chances of saving his comrades, he went out of the tent in 40-degree cold, never to return. He eventually lost his horse, the supplies got to the geyser and got frostbite before being found a few months later, barely alive.
7. Abel Tasman
The Dutch Explorer Abel Tasman during his first expedition discovered New Zealand and Tasmania, but somehow didn’t notice the Australia. Only during the second trip he managed to find the mainland.
8. Walter Raleigh
When the English Explorer sir Walter Raleigh captured the Portuguese ship Madre de Deus (“mother of God”), on Board the ship were found a tremendous cost burden. The total price was approximately half the national Treasury of England.
Greek researcher PIFA was the first person who discovered the polar ice and the midnight sun. In addition, he also was the first who suggested that tides are caused by Moon.
10. Christopher Columbus
In 1503, Columbus was forced to spend some time in Jamaica on the way to a new world. Knowing that soon we’ll have a lunar Eclipse, he told the locals that if they don’t take care of his crew, the moon will disappear.
11. Rodrigo de Triana
The captain of the ship of Columbus, Rodrigo de Triana was the first who discovered the land, but Columbus claimed he saw her a few hours earlier. He thus secured a lifetime pension promised by king Ferdinand to the first person who will find new lands.
12. Hugh Glass
During research of South Dakota, the expedition left for dead Hugh glass, after his badly dented grizzly. Then glass went 320 km to the nearest town.
13. Richard Francis Burton
Richard Francis Burton was an English scholar who spoke more than 40 languages. One day he disguised as a local resident, snuck into Mecca. And Burton translated the Kama Sutra into English.
14. Percival Harrison Fawcett
In 1925 a British soldier Percival Harrison Fawcett died in the Amazon in search of the mythical El Dorado. In the last century killed more than a hundred people in an attempt to find his remains.
For 1600 years, British researchers found in China “ke-chap”. It was a mixture of pickled fish and spices. Later unusual the dish was brought to Europe and became known as ketchup.
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