As I've posted before, in 1947, 6 men built a balsa wood raft and sailed across the Pacific Ocean. For 101 days, 6 men lived at water level, fished, maintained their small craft, told stories, and probably wished for a good steak and a shower. The last of those men, Knut Haugland, died on December 25 at 92 years old. Steady wind, Knut, and I hope you make landfall safe again this time.
The Kon-Tiki, somewhere in the Pacific 1947, Getty Images from answers.com