Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The Real Reason The South Pole Is Melting.
"One of the last shipments to a U.S. research base in Antarctica before the onset of winter darkness was a year's supply of condoms, a New Zealand newspaper reported Monday.Let's see, 16,500 condoms divided by 365 days is 45 condoms per day. Whatever gets you through the night, as they say. And the nights are long down there. Cold, too.
"Bill Henriksen, the manager of the McMurdo base station, said nearly 16,500 condoms were delivered last month and would be made available, free of charge, to staff throughout the year to avoid the potential embarrassment of having to buy them." (Here.)
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