Today in Heritage History, 1779, was the last entry in Antarctic Circle Explorer James Cook’s ship log, for his ship the Discovery;

January 16, 1779, Dear Ships Log; Got my ass pummeled in the last round of beer pong with the crew. Lost a bet that I couldn’t run drunk and naked from here and back, to the closest Polar Bear den, with 5lbs.of beef jerky tied around my neck. Drunk pricks, I’ll show them! More tomorrow. Love, Jim

 

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