As per Wikipedia, the Kon-Tiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands. Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so.
Thor Heyerdahl and I only have two things in common (well, that I know of): we enjoy adventure and the second half of the name of his vessel, the Kon-Tiki, rhymes with my nickname. Coincidence? Clearly not. Never in the world have I been known to reach. My latest adventure is my move from the D.C. area to NYC in an attempt to prove that people from the Mid-Atlantic can settle in the Northeast. Yes, this is a theory that has been cast aside as impossible, but that’s just the kind of person I am. So slap on your sea-sickness patch, put on a life jacket, and enjoy the view: this won’t be no three hour tour.