Wikisurfer 002 – Last Of Their Kind

On this episode of Wikisurfer, we learn of the Allied plan to defeat the Nazis with aircraft carriers made out of ice, how the Canadians created engineering marvels in the form of spiral train tunnels, the extinction of both animals and people groups at the bottom of the world, a skydiving beaver named Geronimo, and magical Medieval Bestiaries.


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Aircraft Carriers Made out of Ice

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Project Habakkuk

Geoffrey Pyke

Geoffrey Pyke


Patricia Lake

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Canadians Spiral Train Tunnels

CPR Spiral Tunnels 1

Canadian Pacific Railway

The Spiral Tunnels

CPR Spiral Tunnels 2

Extinctions of Animals and People at the Bottom of the World

Great Auk 1


The Great Auk

Stac an Armin



Francis Drake

The Golden Hind

A replica of Francis Drake's Golden Hind

Charles Darwin

Young Charles Darwin

HMS Beagle Voyage

Capt. Robert FitzRoy


Tierra del Fuego

The Yaghan people

Yaghan people, 1883


Orundellico:Jeremy Button

A Skydiving Beaver named Geronimo

Geronimo the Beaver?


Geronimo the Beaver

Medieval Bestiaries

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Latin pronunciation by Annelise Baer

Dutch pronunciation by Corinne van den Heuvel

Celtic pronunciation by Ryan James

Scottish pronunciation by Victoria Whyte

German pronunciation by Liam Adkison

Spanish pronunciation by Prof. Carolina Lorraine 

Welsh pronunciation and Drake’s Diary read by “Doctor Who’s“ own Ieuan Rhys

Auk murder diary read by Craig Munro

With Eddy Fernandez as God

Intro and Outro credits by Stephanie Nau

“Shaman Chant No. 1” by Lola Kiepja from the recording entitled Selk’nam (Ona) Chants of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, FW04176, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.  (p) (c) 1972. Used by permission.

The Star-Spangled Banner, the national anthem of the United States, performed by the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division Band.