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Old 02-05-2010, 03:28 PM  
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Default Shakelton's Whiskey Found!

BBC News - Shackleton's whisky recovered from South Pole ice

Saw this thought it was interesting.


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Old 02-05-2010, 03:47 PM  
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It's amazing.

Only 100 years ago, no one had ever been to the South Pole. And, no one going to the south pole could count on any sort of rescue if their mission failed since that would be equally hazardous.

Now, there are flights across the south and north poles every day, and if an airplane were to go down over either pole, the onboard global positioning system would pinpoint the crash site so that the people could be rescued (weather and other factors permitting) within a day or two.

Changes happen so slowly that you hardly notice them. But, when you look at how much has changed over one very long lifetime, it's hard to even compare the life we lead now with the way people lived at the turn of the last century.



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To anyone not familiar with this story, I highly recommend this book:

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

In 1915 Shackleton and his crew's boat was frozen in and crushed by the ice in Antarctica. They made it back to civilization in open boats without losing a single man, over a period of one year. Now, these guys were real sailors!

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Amazing...

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Mmmmmmm.... Hundred year old whiskey!

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Interesting! They must've been in a hurry to get out of there if they left behind their booze.

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I would say so. But it leaves with an opportunity to appreciate the taste of history. I will be interested in seeing what they do with it.

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They'll probably sell it for huge $$$

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I'd have to imagine that it will end up in a museum somewhere.

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Oh O.k. - you're probably right ....



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