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* A more substantial voyaging expedition is that of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokulea Hokulea]],'' a replica Polynesian canoe built in Hawaii and sailed to Tahiti using only the equipment and knowledge of the stars that would have been available to the theoretical polynesian settlers of Hawaii. It's purpose was to provide further support for the Polynesian origin of settlement in Hawaii. The initial voyage succeeded and the ''Hokulea'' made several more trips around the Pacific, with a planned circumnavigation of the World beginning in 2013.

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* A more substantial voyaging expedition is that of the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokulea Hokulea]],'' a replica Polynesian canoe built in Hawaii and sailed to Tahiti using only the equipment and knowledge of the stars that would have been available to the theoretical polynesian settlers of Hawaii. It's purpose was to provide further support for the Polynesian origin of settlement in Hawaii. The initial voyage succeeded and the ''Hokulea'' made several more trips around the Pacific, with a planned circumnavigation of the World beginning in 2013. Which succeeded.


* Heinrich Schliemann tested a possible candidate for the historical Troy by running around the city walls, based on a passage in ''•Literature/TheIliad''.

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* Heinrich Schliemann tested a possible candidate for the historical Troy by running around the city walls, based on a passage in ''•Literature/TheIliad''.''Literature/TheIliad''.





* One of these plots becomes the center of ''OnePiece'''s Skypeia saga, where the crew, almost as an afterthought, seeks to prove that the hero of an old fairy tale was not a liar. [[spoiler: He wasn't]].

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* One of these plots becomes the center of ''OnePiece'''s ''Manga/OnePiece'''s Skypeia saga, where the crew, almost as an afterthought, seeks to prove that the hero of an old fairy tale was not a liar. [[spoiler: He wasn't]].


* The most famous example of this (and the former TropeNamer) is probably the ''Kon-Tiki'' expedition by Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed an Incan balsa raft from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947 to demonstrate the plausibility of South American contact with Polynesia. Ironically (with regards to the typical outcome of such stories as invoke this trope), archaeologists have since concluded that Polynesians weren't Incan sailors after all and that Heyerdahl's theory was wrong. Even at the time, Heyerdahl was criticized for being towed out several miles past the shore before sailing... which skipped some extremely dangerous tides that would have made sailing near-impossible.

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* The most famous example of this (and the former TropeNamer) is probably the ''Kon-Tiki'' ''Film/KonTiki'' expedition by Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed an Incan balsa raft from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947 to demonstrate the plausibility of South American contact with Polynesia. Ironically (with regards to the typical outcome of such stories as invoke this trope), archaeologists have since concluded that Polynesians weren't Incan sailors after all and that Heyerdahl's theory was wrong. Even at the time, Heyerdahl was criticized for being towed out several miles past the shore before sailing... which skipped some extremely dangerous tides that would have made sailing near-impossible.


* OlderThanRadio: Phileas Fogg does this in ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' (1873), likely making Creator/JulesVerne the TropeMaker in fiction.

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* OlderThanRadio: Phileas Fogg does this in ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' (1873), likely making Creator/JulesVerne the TropeMaker in fiction.


* Heinrich Schliemann tested a possible candidate for the historical Troy by running around the city walls, based on a passage in ''[[{{Homer}} The Iliad]]''.

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* Heinrich Schliemann tested a possible candidate for the historical Troy by running around the city walls, based on a passage in ''[[{{Homer}} The Iliad]]''.''•Literature/TheIliad''.


* ''TinyToonAdventures'' parodied Heyerdahl's ''Kon-Tiki'' expedition in "Voyage of the Kon-Ducki," in which Plucky Duck proves that his ancestors sailed to Salinas, California in the 1970s (instead of flying).

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* ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' parodied Heyerdahl's ''Kon-Tiki'' expedition in "Voyage of the Kon-Ducki," in which Plucky Duck proves that his ancestors sailed to Salinas, California in the 1970s (instead of flying).


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* In a SilverAge ComicBook/JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the ''Daily Planet'' staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.

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* In a SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] ComicBook/JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the ''Daily Planet'' staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.


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* Parodied in ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Almanack'', which says that in 1754 AM, Erasmus Wand set sail for the Brown Islands in a boat made from pig bladders in order to prove a theory. And if his theory was that such a craft would sink almost immediately, he succeeded.




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* Parodied in ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Almanack'', which says that in 1754 AM, Erasmus Wand set sail for the Brown Islands in a boat made from pig bladders in order to prove a theory. And if his theory was that such a craft would sink almost immediately, he succeeded.

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* Parodied in ''The Literature/{{Discworld}} Almanack'', which says that in 1754 AM, Erasmus Wand set sail for the Brown Islands in a boat made from pig bladders in order to prove a theory. And if his theory was that such a craft would sink almost immediately, he succeeded.


* A regular part of ''Series/TimeTeam'', although rarely on the same scale as some of the other examples. One of the bigger examples, however, was recreating [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahenge Seahenge]].

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* A regular part of ''Series/TimeTeam'', although rarely on the same scale as some of the other examples.examples (Phil Harding is known as one of Britain's finest flint-knappers). One of the bigger examples, however, was recreating [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahenge Seahenge]].


* In a SilverAge JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the ''Daily Planet'' staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.

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* In a SilverAge JimmyOlsen ComicBook/JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the ''Daily Planet'' staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.


* In a SilverAge JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the Daily Planet staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.

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* In a SilverAge JimmyOlsen story, Perry White leads the the Daily Planet ''Daily Planet'' staff on a dangerous trek across the desert in order to prove that an ancestor of his really did save the lives of a group of soldiers and settlers by doing just that.



* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': "Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris's Ford Popular" tests a theory that the population of Hounslow (a suburb of London) originally emigrated from Surbiton (another London suburb). The sketch actually mentions the Kon Tiki (see the Real Life section below) in the beginning.

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* Parodied in ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': "Mr. and Mrs. Brian Norris's Ford Popular" tests a theory that the population of Hounslow (a suburb of London) originally emigrated from Surbiton (another London suburb). The sketch actually mentions the Kon Tiki ''Kon-Tiki'' (see the Real Life section below) in the beginning.



* OlderThanRadio: Phileas Fogg does this in ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' (1873), likely making Verne the TropeMaker in fiction.

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* OlderThanRadio: Phileas Fogg does this in ''AroundTheWorldIn80Days'' (1873), likely making Verne Creator/JulesVerne the TropeMaker in fiction.



* ''TinyToonAdventures'' parodied Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition in "Voyage of the Kon-Ducki," in which Plucky Duck proves that his ancestors sailed to Salinas, California in the 1970s (instead of flying).

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* ''TinyToonAdventures'' parodied Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki ''Kon-Tiki'' expedition in "Voyage of the Kon-Ducki," in which Plucky Duck proves that his ancestors sailed to Salinas, California in the 1970s (instead of flying).



* The most famous example of this (and the former TropeNamer) is probably the Kon-Tiki expedition by Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed an Incan balsa raft from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947 to demonstrate the plausibility of South American contact with Polynesia. Ironically (with regards to the typical outcome of such stories as invoke this trope), archaeologists have since concluded that Polynesians weren't Incan sailors after all and that Heyerdal's theory was wrong. Even at the time, Heyerdal was criticized for being towed out several miles past the shore before sailing... which skipped some extremely dangerous tides that would have made sailing near-impossible.
* Besides the Kon-Tiki itself, Thor Heyerdahl also tried sailing across the Atlantic ocean using only ancient Egyptian boat making technology using a papyrus (a kind of sedge) hull. The papyrus boat Ra made it within a few miles of the South American coast before being sunk by a storm, so he [[TheDeterminator returned to Africa and built Ra II]] which made it all the way to Barbados.
* A more substantial voyaging expedition is that of the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokulea Hokulea]]," a replica Polynesian canoe built in Hawaii and sailed to Tahiti using only the equipment and knowledge of the stars that would have been available to the theoretical polynesian settlers of Hawaii. It's purpose was to provide further support for the Polynesian origin of settlement in Hawaii. The initial voyage succeeded and the Hokulea made several more trips around the Pacific, with a planned circumnavigation of the World beginning in 2013.

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* The most famous example of this (and the former TropeNamer) is probably the Kon-Tiki ''Kon-Tiki'' expedition by Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed an Incan balsa raft from Peru to the Tuamotu Islands in 1947 to demonstrate the plausibility of South American contact with Polynesia. Ironically (with regards to the typical outcome of such stories as invoke this trope), archaeologists have since concluded that Polynesians weren't Incan sailors after all and that Heyerdal's Heyerdahl's theory was wrong. Even at the time, Heyerdal Heyerdahl was criticized for being towed out several miles past the shore before sailing... which skipped some extremely dangerous tides that would have made sailing near-impossible.
* Besides the Kon-Tiki ''Kon-Tiki'' itself, Thor Heyerdahl also tried sailing across the Atlantic ocean using only ancient Egyptian boat making technology using a papyrus (a kind of sedge) hull. The papyrus boat Ra ''Ra'' made it within a few miles of the South American coast before being sunk by a storm, so he [[TheDeterminator returned to Africa and built built]] ''[[TheDeterminator Ra II]] II]]'' which made it all the way to Barbados.
* A more substantial voyaging expedition is that of the "[[http://en.''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokulea Hokulea]]," Hokulea]],'' a replica Polynesian canoe built in Hawaii and sailed to Tahiti using only the equipment and knowledge of the stars that would have been available to the theoretical polynesian settlers of Hawaii. It's purpose was to provide further support for the Polynesian origin of settlement in Hawaii. The initial voyage succeeded and the Hokulea ''Hokulea'' made several more trips around the Pacific, with a planned circumnavigation of the World beginning in 2013.



* National Geographic is fond of doing this, whether it's recreating Odysseus' voyage or trying to build a pyramid using only technology available to Ancient Egyptians.

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* National Geographic ''National Geographic'' is fond of doing this, whether it's recreating [[Literature/TheOdyssey Odysseus' voyage voyage]] or trying to build a pyramid using only technology available to Ancient Egyptians.


* Historical re-enactment societies, such as SocietyForCreativeAnachronism (SCA) basically ''run'' on this trope.

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* Historical re-enactment societies, such as SocietyForCreativeAnachronism (SCA) basically ''run'' on this trope.

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