The explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Polar explorer who challenged many of the conventions about the North Pole.
His parents were Icelandic immigrants to Canada.
“The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat. Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists, but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat.” (Vilhjalmur Stefansson)