Sir John Franklin Haiku

Aging, pudgy cap? Try lethal incompetence To become legend Today is the 173rd anniversary of the Franklin Expedition's departure from England, after which nothing bad happened. Basically, the reason why Franklin was chosen to lead was because the top pick, James Clark Ross, promised his own wife to stop flinging himself into the frozen bits … Continue reading Sir John Franklin Haiku

Britain Gifts ‘Definitely Not Haunted’ Franklin Expedition Ships to Canada, Inuit

Britain has officially gifted the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, the recently rediscovered ships lost during the Franklin Expedition of 1845, to Canada and the Inuit, stating they were 'definitely not haunted' and there was 'absolutely nothing to worry about.' Said Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, the British High Commissioner to Canada, during the ceremony at … Continue reading Britain Gifts ‘Definitely Not Haunted’ Franklin Expedition Ships to Canada, Inuit