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No, a Ford Expedition did not drive from Russia to Canada via the North Pole, but that's exactly what a team of intrepid explorers accomplished recently. Using specially-modified buses with massive tires, the group slowly drove 4,000 kilometres (2,485 miles) in 70 days over drifting ice, occasionally using a pickaxe to clear a path and staying on guard for chasms that could open up and plunge the team into the frigid arctic waters. Average speeds were about 10 km/h (6 mph), "at the speed of a (farm) tractor." While the big tires technically allowed the buses to float if the need arose, the... Read More

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