The Hot Air Balloon North Pole Expedition


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By Tad Becker and Aleks and Tad. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Salomon August Andrée had a dream. In 1897 he and his companions Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel would by the first to fly a hot air balloon over the North Pole! (Or die trying!) Their story inspired their fellow Swedes, HP Lovecrafts 'At The Mountains of Madness,' and countless other adventurers-at-heart to follow on their stead. Hopefully they would have a better plan.
Talking Points: Project paperclip, the age of heroic exploration, the explorers club, flouride apples, feeling up gas-holes, balloon safety tips, giga-looners, mylarbaloonfan 1800, DragonBallZ Architecture, inside people, eat it or yeet it, white wastelands, ice, snow, cold, cold icy snow and several of the best jokes of 1897.
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