Today I learned about Don, Dana and Jeff Starkell, who set a world record by paddling a canoe from Winnipeg, MB, Canada to the Amazon in Brazil. cbc.ca/radiointeractives/…
In 1980, Don Starkell packed his teenage sons into a red canoe in Winnipeg and paddled for 2 years β€”20,000 km to the Amazon Riverβ€” the longest canoe trip ever undertaken. nationalpost.com/news/can…
The Marshallese used map charts made of sticks to navigate the Marshall Islands in canoe. They displayed the major ocean swell patterns and how the islands disrupted them. The charts are only interpretable by their makers who would memorize them before their voyages. They were used up until WW2. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A single man submersible canoe was developed for special operations in WW2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
The first European explorer to see Hawaii was Captain James Cook on Nov. 26, 1778, when he and his two ships anchored offshore of Kahului. However, he did not come ashore on Maui. As Cook sailed down Maui’s northeastern coastline, a royal double-hulled canoe approached from the Hana coastline. tourmaui.com/maui-ancient…
The Hawaiian battle of Kuamo’o featured weapons ranging from slings and stones to a swivel gun mounted on the platform of a double canoe. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
Today I learned of GΓΆsta Caroli, a Nazi spy who landed in England during the Second World War and was captured within a day. He attempted to escape but was caught again after he fell off a stolen motorcycle while balancing a canoe on his head in front of a policeman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
The oldest boat ever found was the Pesse canoe, carbon dating indicates that the boat was constructed during the early mesolithic period between 8040 BCE and 7510 BCE en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pes…
A "Canoe Man" tried to fake his own death and then claim amnesia after fleeing to Panama w 500k insurance money bbc.com/news/uk-england-t…
The longest canoe trip was 12,182 miles from Winnipeg, Canada all the way to the mouth of the Amazon River in BelΓ©m, Brazil. It took a father and his sons 23 months to complete the journey. wbur.org/onlyagame/2017/1…
The stunt coordinator of Deliverance felt a canoe scene with a dummy in it looked too phony. After reshooting the scene with himself in the canoe, Burt Reynolds, coughing up water and nursing a broken coccyx, asked how the scene looked. The director responded, "like a canoe with a dummy in it." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del…
8% of Canadians have had sex in a canoe canada.com/health/please+…
8% of Canadians have had sex in a canoe. news.nationalpost.com/hea…
During the Makahiki festival in Hawaii, the chief would go off shore in a canoe. When he came back warriors threw spears at him and he had to deflect them to prove his worthiness to rule. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Only 2 out of 12 commandos survived a heroic WW2 British canoe-born raid against German merchant ships in Bordeaux, but they were unaware that they'd ruined another British unit's plans for a similar raid which could have done far worse damage. nam.ac.uk/explore/herbert…
Approximately 1 in 10 Canadians have had sex in a canoe newswire.ca/news-releases…
Jimmy Diresta shot and produced an instructional DVD for Nick Offerman in 2008. Offerman paid him with a canoe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Nearly 10% of Canadians have had sex in a canoe life.nationalpost.com/201…
During Operation Sandblast, on 04/01/1960, April Fool's Day, Triton was sighted by the only unauthorized person to spot the submarine during her top secret voyage–a young Filipino man in a small dugout canoe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
There is a traditional-style hawaiin canoe+crew attempting to cross world in 4 years, w/o modern equipment. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
Nick Offerman made an instructional video that shows you how to build your own wooden canoe from scratch. bearmountainboats.com/201…
HōkΕ«leΚ»a, a full-scale replica of a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe, was sailed from Hawai'i to Tahiti in 1976. The 2,500 mile (4,023 km) voyage took 34 days and was navigated by Mau Piailug using traditional Polynesian navigation techniques with no instruments or other aids. pvs.kcc.hawaii.edu/holoka…
A funcional replica of an ancient polynesian voyaging canoe, named Hokule'a, is on a three year mission to circumnavigate the earth using traditional wayfinding techniques, without instruments. en.www.wikipedia.org/wiki…
When the Britain Army needed to take small boats up the Nile river in 1884, it hired Canadian voyageurs (many from the Caughnawaga tribe), experts at traveling by canoe. They were the first Canadians to serve in an overseas British Empire war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nil…
11 days prior to the June 10, 1886 eruption of New Zealand's Mount Tarawera, a boat full of tourists observed a war canoe approach their boat and then fade into the mist. Nobody in the area owned such a canoe and nothing like that had been seen in the area for years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Stick charts, made of wood, sennit fiber and cowrie shells, were made and used by the Marshallese to navigate the Pacific Ocean by canoe off the coast of the Marshall Islands from the 1800s until just after WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Lifeguard and pioneer surfer Eddie Aikau was lost at sea after a double hulled canoe capsized 12 miles off shore. He surfed back to shore to get help and was never seen again. The rest of the crew was rescued by the Coast Guard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edd…
A Nigerian architect has designed a flood-proof floating school for a settlement at constant risk of flooding in which the major method of transport is canoe. fastcoexist.com/1681346/a…
The American Society of Civil Engineers hosts an annual canoe race, in which teams from universities across the country build and race canoes made entirely out of concrete. asce.org/concrete-canoe-p…
Cherokee Chief Dragging Canoe led a rebellion against American Colonists during the American Revolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
Jack White's second wedding took place in a canoe on the Amazon River and was officiated by a shaman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Two Canadians took a two-year canoe trip over more than 12,000 miles from Winnipeg to BelΓ©m, Brazil in a two-year journey in the 1980s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
There was a group of CIA Employees who Would 'Canoe-Pool' to Work. slate.com/blogs/the_vault…
There is such a thing as Canoe Polo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
The canoe-shaped objects under most commercial airliner wings are informally known as KΓΌchemann carrots. More formally known as flap track fairings, they are used to reduce drag and protect the mechanism responsible for extending and retracting the flaps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The Loonie, Canada's $1 coin, was originally just going to keep the canoe of the existing $1 coin, but the master dies were lost in transit when they were transported by local courier in an effort to save $43.50 on shipping costs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
A woman lived in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for 56 years! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Wild rice is harvested by canoe on.aol.com/video/wild-ric…
Argentine adventurer Alberto Torroba crossed the Pacific in a dugout canoe without even a compass. atomvoyages.com/articles/…
In 1999 a guy was arrested in Michigan for cussing when his canoe capsized youtube.com/watch?v=tM7oH…
Two of the "Seven Wonders of Canada" are a canoe and a igloo (according to a panel of judges on CBC). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) released an instructional canoe building video in 2008. His cameraman's pay was one canoe. youtube.com/user/Canoecra…
Numerous variations of polo exist, including canoe polo, camel polo, elephant polo, yak polo, and automobile polo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Rolf Harris now earns a large chunk of the royalties from Adam and the Ants' Prince Charming, due to it being musically identical to his '65 single War Canoe. youtu.be/r261LPQ-gO8
The pressure difference between the sides of airplane wings, canoe paddles, etc. causes swirls to form (a phenomena known as "vortex shedding"). youtube.com/watch?v=ZauGj…
Tony Dauksza completed the Northwest Passage, a 3200 mile journey, all in a canoe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Traditional Pacific Islander navigators use currents, swells, clouds, the sun, moon, stars, birds, pigs, and their testicles touching a canoe bottom - to accurately travel thousands of miles of ocean without Western technology. ifa.hawaii.edu/friends/Te…
Mau Piailug successfully sailed 3000 miles in a canoe without any navigational equipment, relying only on traditional indigenous methods washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
A Hungarian man traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in a canoe, and it only took him 76 days. foxnews.com/world/2012/03…
If you're courageous and live in Nigeria, you can use a few recycled barrels to refine your own diesel from crude oil and then ship it off on a canoe youtu.be/4e3_bkKwgQY

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