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(BBC-US)   Some plausible origin stories for the upcoming Antarctic Ice Zombie Invasion   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Antarctica, View image, Getty Images, ice, sea ice, Robert Falcon Scott, Rod Rhys Jones, men  
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4507 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Sep 2018 at 2:50 PM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-09-14 02:18:11 PM  
Frozen in Antarctic ice you say?

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2018-09-14 02:26:22 PM  
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2018-09-14 02:54:54 PM  
I've already seen The Thing therefore, dnrtfa.
 
2018-09-14 03:05:04 PM  
Well, that was uplifting.

/s
 
2018-09-14 03:05:16 PM  
Antarctic Ice Zombie is the name of my Goo Goo Dolls cover band.
 
2018-09-14 03:06:32 PM  

TommyDeuce: Frozen in Antarctic ice you say?

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Not exactly Antarctica...
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2018-09-14 03:08:45 PM  
I think most people are buried forever.
 
2018-09-14 03:10:37 PM  
Look, we have to leave some bodies buried deep in Antarctic ice because otherwise, the bone-grinders will make sure future Earth inhabitants have no idea we ever existed.
 
2018-09-14 03:15:48 PM  
Antarctica's casual Fridays....

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2018-09-14 03:16:47 PM  
cool
 
2018-09-14 03:19:48 PM  
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2018-09-14 03:19:59 PM  
TFA fails without mentioning Wolf Vishniac.
 
2018-09-14 03:20:22 PM  
It's been done.
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/Well, Norway is close enough.
 
2018-09-14 03:21:26 PM  

Evil Mackerel: It's been done.
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/Well, Norway is close enough.


Oops, wrong pole.
 
2018-09-14 03:42:13 PM  
Robert Falcon Scott's team of British explorers reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, just three weeks after the Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had departed from the same spot.

That's pretty good navigation, to have gotten within sight of whatever marker the first group left.
 
2018-09-14 03:47:57 PM  
Great story, thanks for posting it submitter.  As an aside, it fits in nicely with the first issue of The Nib, whose focus this quarter is coincidentally "death."
 
2018-09-14 03:49:58 PM  
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2018-09-14 03:52:56 PM  
Can we finish cleaning the corpses off of Mt. Everest first?  I think the Sherpas have started posing them.
 
2018-09-14 03:54:12 PM  
ICE ZOMBIES!?

PFFFT!

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2018-09-14 03:54:22 PM  
Story Time....

I was working at South Pole Station on an ice-core drilling project a few years back when Henry Worsley came through on his cross-continent solo ski traverse. He literally just appeared out of the low-vis snow, after having come over 1000 kilometers, and set up camp outside the station for a night. I was with a group of about 10 other scientists and we all listened with jaws agape at his stories of the previous 6 weeks skiing solo up onto the plateau from the coast and eventually to pole. He looked weary, but was in good spirits. One of the things he said was, "It's so good to see people. I've been alone for 6 weeks, so just seeing you all has lifted my spirits immeasurably." As someone that also tries to partake in many an adventure, I still couldn't help but be in awe and inspired by someone doing something so incredible.

He left the next day to complete the 2nd half of his traverse. A few weeks later we heard the news of his passing just a few days short of his completion and it broke all of our hearts. I took a couple pictures of Henry before he left and it's a bit eerie now to think that these are the last photos anyone took of him before his death.

I hope you're still exploring somewhere out there Henry.

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2018-09-14 04:02:15 PM  

kaedric: Story Time....



That is seriously cool (and sad)....

/I'd think that the frozen zombie thing would come from Everest first
 
2018-09-14 04:36:14 PM  

kaedric: Story Time....

I was working at South Pole Station on an ice-core drilling project a few years back when Henry Worsley came through on his cross-continent solo ski traverse. He literally just appeared out of the low-vis snow, after having come over 1000 kilometers, and set up camp outside the station for a night. I was with a group of about 10 other scientists and we all listened with jaws agape at his stories of the previous 6 weeks skiing solo up onto the plateau from the coast and eventually to pole. He looked weary, but was in good spirits. One of the things he said was, "It's so good to see people. I've been alone for 6 weeks, so just seeing you all has lifted my spirits immeasurably." As someone that also tries to partake in many an adventure, I still couldn't help but be in awe and inspired by someone doing something so incredible.

He left the next day to complete the 2nd half of his traverse. A few weeks later we heard the news of his passing just a few days short of his completion and it broke all of our hearts. I took a couple pictures of Henry before he left and it's a bit eerie now to think that these are the last photos anyone took of him before his death.

I hope you're still exploring somewhere out there Henry.

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You should have warned him that wasn't Fuchs.
 
2018-09-14 04:51:15 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Evil Mackerel: It's been done.
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/Well, Norway is close enough.

Oops, wrong pole.


That's what she said...

I'll see myself out
 
2018-09-14 05:21:35 PM  

ArkPanda: Can we finish cleaning the corpses off of Mt. Everest first?  I think the Sherpas have started posing them.


You didn't pose them? I didn't pose them!
 
2018-09-14 05:53:43 PM  
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People get tired of hanging on.
 
2018-09-14 06:00:06 PM  
No worries, they'll never get over the Ice Wall.
 
2018-09-14 06:26:29 PM  
Robert Falcon Scottcicle.
 
2018-09-14 06:53:05 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Evil Mackerel: It's been done.
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/Well, Norway is close enough.

Oops, wrong pole.


That's what she said.
 
2018-09-14 06:54:33 PM  
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"Well.......shiat."
 
2018-09-14 06:57:54 PM  

mainsail: Robert Falcon Scottcicle.


He even got darwined by a real Darwin!
 
2018-09-14 08:25:06 PM  

dittybopper: TFA fails without mentioning Wolf Vishniac.


They didn't see him leaving.
 
2018-09-14 09:53:26 PM  

kaedric: Story Time....

I was working at South Pole Station on an ice-core drilling project a few years back when Henry Worsley came through on his cross-continent solo ski traverse. He literally just appeared out of the low-vis snow, after having come over 1000 kilometers, and set up camp outside the station for a night. I was with a group of about 10 other scientists and we all listened with jaws agape at his stories of the previous 6 weeks skiing solo up onto the plateau from the coast and eventually to pole. He looked weary, but was in good spirits. One of the things he said was, "It's so good to see people. I've been alone for 6 weeks, so just seeing you all has lifted my spirits immeasurably." As someone that also tries to partake in many an adventure, I still couldn't help but be in awe and inspired by someone doing something so incredible.

He left the next day to complete the 2nd half of his traverse. A few weeks later we heard the news of his passing just a few days short of his completion and it broke all of our hearts. I took a couple pictures of Henry before he left and it's a bit eerie now to think that these are the last photos anyone took of him before his death.

I hope you're still exploring somewhere out there Henry.

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I just finished The Worst Journey in the World not too long ago about Scott's last expedition. Even accounting for technological advances it still seems crazy that someone could do that alone. Was he hauling his food?
 
2018-09-14 09:54:00 PM  
Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!
 
2018-09-15 09:34:34 AM  

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People get tired of hanging on.


wow, sure as hell beats those 'holding up' the Tower of Pisa photos, this guy is in serious danger.
 
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