Probably like me, you read all or some of Kon Tiki in school. But it was only a few years ago I learn that Kon Tiki was also a documentary movie; that the expedition took along photography gear and that there were moving images from their four month, 4,000+ mile voyage.
I’m not sure, but I think I’ve read that dna later disproved Hierdall’s postulation that the South Pacific could have been settled by people from the West coast of South America. But it hardly matters. The voyage of the Kon Tiki wasn’t intended to prove that it happened, only that it couldn’t be ruled out as impossible.
Money/mouth; rubber/road. What a way to live!