Another expedition to Greenland, led by Capt. Flavel M. Williams, hoped to investigate Alfred Wegener’s “theory of migrating continents.” Though Wegener died on his fourth exploration of the icy subcontinent, his theory lived on and this team, gathering one year later, was determined to test its muster.
Less than a decade old at the time, Wegener’s theory originated from a night in spent his study, imagining a map of the world on his wall as a jigsaw puzzle. Once he saw the pieces fit, Wegener also found that this union explained the geological and faunal similarities of continents that resided on opposite sides of the world. His final journey was an attempt to reveal that the landmasses were still moving. Greenland — Wegener’s “speed king” — was believed to be the likeliest proof.
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