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Whiskey Being Returned To Shackleton’s Antarctica Base
2013-01-20 07:40:15

Three bottles of 100-year-old whisky that had been discovered under the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton’s abandoned expedition base in Antarctica were handed over to officials at Scott Base in New Zealand on Saturday, as they continue their journey back to the remote cabin where they were originally found.

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2010-02-05 10:40:00

An expedition to the Antarctic ice shelf to restore explorer Ernest Shackleton’s century old expedition site has turned up five crates of whiskey and brandy that have been preserved in the ice for more than 100 years.

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2004-12-14 07:37:38

A remnant of the largest iceberg ever recorded is blocking Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, threatening tens of thousands of penguin chicks with starvation and cutting off a supply route for three science stations, a New Zealand official said Tuesday.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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