Like Thor, this man who neither carries a red shield nor is a redhead, will attempt an epic voyage, but not on top of bundled tree trunks named for a storm and sun god but on bundles of a thoroughly modern product with an equally fabricated name. What name?
#107023. Asked by edmund80. (Jul 12 09 1:30 AM)
"Imagine collecting thousands of empty plastic bottles, lashing them together to make a boat and sailing the thing from California to Australia, a journey of 11,000 miles (17,700 km) through treacherous seas.
"De Rothschild's vessel, scheduled to set sail from San Francisco in April, is called the Plastiki. Its name is an homage of sorts to Thor Heyerdahl, the fabled Norwegian explorer who in 1947 sailed 4,300 miles across the Pacific on the Kon-Tiki, a raft made from balsa wood."
It's worth your time to read this article about the project:
"Rothschild" means "red shield."
"Kon-tiki" is supposed to be the older name for Viracocha, an Incan sun god.
Yes. Plastiki was an attention grabbing piece of news here for a little while, but their launch date has been pushed back so many times that interest in the project is waning. The design of the vessel has also undergone changes and the picture below shows an earlier incarnation of Plastiki, much flimsier than the conceptualized craft show in your link.|
"Rothchilds" from Scotland which is similar sounding but apparently unrelated to "Rothschild" means a red-headed child.
"The German surnames "Rothschild" and "Rothchild" are not related to the Scottish surname "Rothchilds": roth or rot [Germanic] = red. roe [Old Gaelic] = red-hair or red-head. roe in the ancient Danish language, signifies a king. childs = child or children. The name childs was given to youths, page boys and valets/varlets from seven to fourteen years of age, while receiving their education for knighthood. Therefore "Rothchilds" = red-headed child/children or child of a king receiving an education. The Rothchilds families are principally from Scotland."
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