Read my posts which have an historical theme. As Winston Churchill said, explaining the practical application of history to forecasting, “The longer you can look back, the further you can look forward”.


No-one knows who got to the North Pole first

More educative entertainment from Tom Scott:

I thought I knew who got to the North Pole first. It turns out that it’s a lot more complicated than you might think. Frederick Cook; Robert Peary; Roald Amundsen. They all have claims, and they can all be disputed for one reason or another…

The story about the race to fly to the North Pole is even more dramatic, and the subject of a great book.