This is the Norge for Today In History: The Airship, piloted and flown by an international crew of 16 crossed over the North Pole on May 12, 1929. (I liked this better than any of the history listed for today, May 14) Although other explorers claimed to have reached the north pole in earlier years, and Richard E. Byrd claimed to have reached the Pole days before the Norge, none of these expeditions were verified and some were thought to be rather dubious claims. Case in point: None of the explorers could provide a picture of themselves with Santa Clause, who we all know has lived at the North Pole for a very long time.
The North Pole lies on the Arctic Continent - the only continent that is made up entirely of ice. No land lies beneath the ice. The land mass shattered eons ago and now a deep sea trench lies beneath.
Santa Clause took the above picture which explains why you cannot see him.
1937 Norge Range
When I think of Norge, I think "refrigerator". When true Saturday Night Live fans hear "Norge" they think of Lisa Loobner (Gilda Radner) and Todd (Bill Murray) in the kitchen watching the refrigerator repairman (Dan Aykroyd). Every time he bent over to work on the 'fridge his "Norge" would show. Alternative cleavage is today's description of the problem.
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