January 18, 1997

On January 18, 1997, Boerge Ousland of Norway became the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. He did not find ‘the Ice Wall’, alien space ships, or an entrance in the ground that would enable him to access the caverns of Cadavra and find the lost skeleton. He did find a lot of ice, wind, freezing temperatures and around the coasts, penguins. Although there is a rumor that at night, while inland, the wind whipping around his tent did seem to whisper ‘Tekeli-li Tekeli-li’.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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