Who was Thor Heyerdahl?

Thor Heyerdahl was most famous for his exploits on the Kon-Tiki raft, which he sailed across the Pacific Ocean, however, there was much more to his life than that.

This site gives an overview of his life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Heyerdahl

When he died in 2002, obituaries lauded him around the world, for example: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/04/0419_020419_wirethor.html & http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/science-obituaries/1391410/Thor-Heyerdahl.html

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