He was the redoubtable character who trekked into uncharted territory and discovered the final portion of the Northwest Passage in Canada in 1854.
It didn't matter where George McMillan travelled during his peripatetic football career; there was only place that truly captured his heart.
He is one of Britain's most instantly-recognisable comedians; a man who combines an anarchic sense of daftness with the ability to concoct the most outrageous falsehoods that just happen to be true.
Titanic usually tops the maiden-voyage-from-hell league table.
It started with Heaven and was followed by a stratospheric rise from one of the most successful singer-songwriters ever to emerge from Scotland.
The enemy overnight: The SS Rubislaw and the Aberdeen crew trapped in a First World War German prison camp
They were the Aberdeen sailors who headed off into the great blue yonder - and found themselves trapped in a hostile country for many years.