Many people believe when music is tuned down by 8 Hz it has a more relaxing effect on the psyche. 432 Hz, also known as Verdi's 'A', refers to the 'A' above middle 'C' being tuned down from 440 Hz to 432 Hz. Verdi, one of the greatest composers in the operatic genre, was a proponent of 432 Hz because it caused less strain on his singers voices.
Gjøa was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. With a crew of six, Roald Amundsen traversed the passage in a three-year journey starting in 1903. Two of the years were spent anchored in Gjøahavn (Gjoa Harbor). Amundsen called Gjøahavn "The finest little harbor in the world". The expedition made friends with the local Netsililk Inuit, traded items, and learned how live off the land. During their extended layover, the expedition did important research on the magnetic poles, proving the magnetic north pole is constantly shifting its location. When the frozen sea finally melted they continued their journey Westward towards Alaskan waters and finally finished the journey in 1906 as they sailed through the Bering Strait.
Written & produced by Joshua Baird