Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean with a raft of balsa wood in 1947, with five people, to prove that South Americans in the pre-Columbian crossed the ocean to settle in the Polynesian islands. After obtaining funds from loans and donations was prepared expedition. Epic would last for 101 days along more than 8,000 kilometers and the world waited to see how it will end the trip. Expedition Kon-Tiki was named after the old name of Virococha, the Inca sun god. Heyerdahl filmed all times expedition documentary film that was awarded in 1951, also wrote a book that was translated into over 70 languages and has sold more than 50 million copies.