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Tintin RIP

December 6th, 2010

tintin model

I just heard that the guy who was possibly the model for Tintin died recently, at age 98. I didn’t know Tintin was based on a real person. Well…I guess it’s an open question. Apparently HergĂ© was “not forthcoming” on the subject. Here’s an article in the Times.

But in 1928, Palle Huld was a 15 year old Danish boy scout who circumnavigated the globe using only steamships and trains, no airplanes. He won some kinda contest.