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  1. Neil Armstrong went to the North Pole with Sir Edmund Hillary (first to climb Mt Everest) and other prominent explorers. He said that he was curious to see it from the ground, since he'd only seen it from space.

  2. A terrier named Igloo traveled to both the North and South Poles in the 1920s as a companion to his human, explorer Admiral Richard Bird. He chased penguins, picked fights with the sled dogs, and had a camel-hair suit made for him to keep him warm. His headstone is shaped like an iceberg.

  3. In 2007, the Russian company Rossiya broadcasted television footage showcasing the Russians planting a flag at the bottom of the ocean in the North Pole. A 13 year old boy from Finland noticed some of the footage the station used was from the film Titanic.

  4. In 1961, a little girl wrote a letter to JFK asking if Santa Claus was okay during the Soviet's nuclear testing at the North Pole. Kennedy wrote back to her saying that he spoke with Santa and that he's okay.

  5. Neil Armstrong also went to the North Pole, sixteen years after walking on the Moon

  6. In 1961 a little girl wrote to President Kennedy concerned about the safety of Santa Claus amid Soviet nuclear testing at the North Pole. Kennedy wrote back that he had spoken to Santa and that he was fine.

  7. The Sahara pump theory, which states that in about 10,000 years from now, the change in the orientation of the rotational axis of Earth's poles will move the North African Monsoon far enough north to convert the Sahara back into a tropical climate, as it was during 5,000–10,000 years ago

  8. Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian Explorer. In 1909, he tried to be the first man to reach the North Pole, but was beaten by Robert Peary. Upon hearing of Peary's victory, Amundsen immediately mounted an expedition to the South Pole, which he became the first to reach in 1911.

  9. In 1897 a Swedish Balloonist and his two colleagues began their nationally covered journey to fly over the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon. Four decades later a whaling ship came across their remains on a small arctic island, having crashed and perished in the tough arctic climate.

  10. In 1920, J. R. R. Tolkien wrote letters to his children as Father Christmas, along with illustrations of his home near the North Pole, and planted it in the youngster's bedroom. He wrote them until 1943, and with each passing year, his stories became more elaborate and character-filled.

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There is a giant species of shark that lives under ice near the north pole, eats polar bears and lives for over 200 years. Oh, and the Vikings used to hunt them and eat their flesh even though it stinks and tastes like pee

The famous Blue Marble photograph was originally oriented with the south pole at the top but was reoriented to fit the more traditional view of north-up.

Singapore Airlines flight 21 which had the longest non-stop flight (18 hours), from Singapore to New Jersey, had special lockers on the plane to store corpses if people died en route since the flight path over the Pacific Ocean and North Pole meant the plane couldn't land if someone died.

The first persons to drive a motor vehicle to the North Pole were James May and Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear

The first person to reach both poles was also the first person to reach EACH pole. Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole first in 1910, and also the first to reach (verified and credibly) the North in 1926.

The Canadian postal code for the North pole is H0H 0H0

There is a city in Alaska called North Pole and a man whose legal name is Santa Claus sits on the city council

The postal code of the North Pole is H0H 0H0 in reference to Santa

In 1985, Neil Armstrong and Edmund Hillary went to the North Pole together.

Cows will stand along the Earth's magnetic poles - facing either north or south whenever they're grazing or resting regardless of wind or other factors. Nobody is sure why.

Polaris, the 'North Star' was not used by ancients for navigation. It only became the closest naked-eye star to the celestial pole in Medieval times. Before that, the Ursa Minor constellation was used for navigation.

The dark region on the north pole of Pluto's moon, Charon, is called Mordor.

The Moon has 600 million tons of frozen water at its North Pole!

The dark region on the north pole of Pluto's moon, Charon, is named Mordor after the black volcanic plane from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"

The inventor of the commercial airliner also started a cult, based in part around the doctrine that the Earth sucks nutrients from outer space into itself via a hole at the North Pole and subsequently expels them from a huge anus at the South Pole.

The worlds most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker which routinely visits North Pole can't cross the equator and sail to southern hemisphere: the tropicals waters are too warm for it to operate

About Bothie, the only dog ever to have left paw prints at the North and South Poles

There's a hexagon on Saturns north pole and each side of the hexagon is approximately 1000 kilometres greater than the diameter of Earth.

South Korea, in 1980, built a 322 foot tall flag pole overlooking the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing North and South Korea. In response, North Korea built a 525 foot tall flag pole opposite South Korea’s flagpole.

Ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras (510 – c. 428 BCE) was the first to posit that the moon reflected the light of the sun at night. There is a crater named after him near the north pole of the Moon.

There is a direct flight from Boston, MA, USA to Shanghai, China that flies almost directly North from Boston over the North Pole and then directly South to Shanghai, over the Great Circle route

Saturn has a perfectly hexagonal storm on its north pole that also produces an aurora. We have only seen it recently because Saturn's axis is currently tilted towards the sun.

There has been a "flagpole war" between North and South Korea on their border. After South Korea erected a 98-meter flagpole, North Korea built a 160-meter pole with a 595-pound flag. The pole erected by North Korea is the fourth-tallest in the world.

A deficit of water in India and central asia is changing the Earth's spin axis and causing the North Pole to move east

Dmitry Shparo, who against the USSR's will, skied to the North Pole twice in freezing weather and darkness. He also had a Ph.D. in Mathematics, skied across the Bering Strait, and founded an organization that helps disabled athletes go on adventures.

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The movement speed of the North Pole from 1600-2020.