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Century-old butter found in Scott's Antarctic hut
AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/09 | AFP

Posted on 12/16/2009 5:43:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WELLINGTON (AFP) – Two blocks of butter have been found intact after nearly a century in an Antarctic hut used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed 1910-12 expedition, a report said.

Television New Zealand reported that conservators found the two blocks of New Zealand butter in bags in stables attached to the expedition Hut at Cape Evans in Antarctica.

The extreme cold of the polar region has preserved the hut and expedition equipment inside, but recent signs of deterioration had prompted the Antarctic Heritage Trust to launch a preservation project.

The trust's Lizzie Meek said the butter was a "treasure find".

"It's quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years," Meek said at the hut. "I'm not sure I'd want it on my toast."

Scott used the Cape Evans hut as a base for his expedition to the South Pole, which he and four others reached on 17 January, 1912. ..

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: antarctic; butter; century; centuryold; found; godsgravesglyphs; hut; old; robertscott; scott; scottoftheantarctic; scotts
Parkay!
1 posted on 12/16/2009 5:43:33 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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This undated composite image from NASA shows Antarctica. Two blocks of butter have been found intact after nearly a century in an Antarctic hut used by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott on his doomed 1910-12 expedition, according to a report. (AFP/HO/File)


2 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge

It was delicious.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:58 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years,"


4 posted on 12/16/2009 5:46:07 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: NormsRevenge
Robert Scott. First explorer to discover Norwegians at the South Pole.
5 posted on 12/16/2009 5:49:08 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: NormsRevenge

Must be a really old picture — that was when there was still ice there.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 5:54:25 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: NormsRevenge

A good book on Scott’s expedition is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Worst_Journey_in_the_World.

For Amundsen’s side of the story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Place_on_Earth


7 posted on 12/16/2009 5:54:44 PM PST by randita (Chains you can bereave in.)
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To: SIDENET
Arrgh. Unfair. Yeccch.
8 posted on 12/16/2009 5:57:25 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: NormsRevenge

9 posted on 12/16/2009 5:58:22 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: randita

Thanks!

I’m glad some here take threads like this seriesly. 8-)

FR is a great historical brain tickler and educator.

I can’t imagine being stuck in the middle of nowhere with ice and snow all around for hundreds of miles.

Kind of like being in Copenhagen about now. ;-)


10 posted on 12/16/2009 6:00:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: NormsRevenge
Also found, this photo from the expedition:


11 posted on 12/16/2009 6:06:38 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Scott of the Antarctic.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Little-known fact: After his Antarctic expedition, Scott went on to conquer the Sahara.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 6:10:16 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Scott of the Sahara.)
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To: NormsRevenge

And it STILL tastes better than cheese made by the government!


13 posted on 12/16/2009 6:13:40 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Two blocks of butter

I can't believe it's not butter! it's Parkay!


14 posted on 12/16/2009 6:14:11 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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To: SIDENET
"It's quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years," or 500.
From The Vitamin Press

15 posted on 12/16/2009 6:19:43 PM PST by TheVitaminPress (as goes the Second Amendment . . . so goes the Constitution.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You can keep the butter. I’ll have my toast dry and wash it down with a dram of the McKinlay whisky, left behind by Shackleton under the floor boards of his hut near the coast in 1909 after turning around 75 miles short of the south pole. I’m perfectly willing to share, there are two cases, just enough to get us through the winter.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 6:39:05 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: NormsRevenge

You can keep the butter. I’ll have my toast dry and wash it down with a dram of the McKinlay whisky, left behind by Shackleton under the floor boards of his hut near the coast in 1909 after turning around 75 miles short of the south pole. I’m perfectly willing to share, there are two cases, just enough to get us through the winter.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 6:39:09 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Charles Henrickson

Did he take Joan Rivers down there with him?


18 posted on 12/16/2009 6:43:41 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge
He is a picture from 'Honest' Al Gore's new movie in which he retraces the Scott Expedition's route to the south pole.

19 posted on 12/16/2009 8:01:21 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: NormsRevenge
So neat photos of Scott's hut and Shackleton's hut here: Abandoned Antarctic Huts
20 posted on 12/16/2009 9:18:24 PM PST by elli1
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To: NormsRevenge

I can only imagine the CO2 footprint required to create and transport the butter to that location. I am also surprised that they found it...didn’t Al Goracle says the ice caps completely melted or something. I could have sworn I saw the butter sticking out of the mouth of the stranded polar bear in his nobel award winning mockumentary!

I think I am becoming a wee bit cynical in my old age...


21 posted on 12/16/2009 9:26:13 PM PST by surfer
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To: elli1

Nice thread - amazing photos. Sounds like folks from both DU (the idiots) and FreeRepublic are making comments on that site. (Pretty funny!)


22 posted on 12/16/2009 9:29:48 PM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a hoot to come across this tonight! A couple hours ago my son set out to make hommade butter as a gift for his teachers. He’ll be glad to know his can be the gift that keeps on giving...and giving...


23 posted on 12/16/2009 9:35:42 PM PST by SlidingW (October 9, 2009 - I Was Here!)
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To: SlidingW

If he wants to give a lasting gift have him bake a fruit cake! ;-)


24 posted on 12/16/2009 9:55:11 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: surfer

“...Neptune’s Butter Dissolves”.-AlBoremanbearpig


25 posted on 12/17/2009 8:46:47 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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Note: this topic is from December 16, 2009.

I got thinking about the Shackleton whiskey project, and the recent spate of topics about it, and thought, wait a second... hasn't this been in the news before? Anyway, thanks to everyone who has posted topics on it. Right now, we're giving the ping to Scott instead. Thanks NormsRevenge. To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.
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26 posted on 02/06/2010 10:01:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years," Meek said at the hut. "I'm not sure I'd want it on my toast."
It prolly tastes like Chicken.
27 posted on 02/06/2010 10:22:33 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Hot Tabasco

And they didn’t realize how that name sounds when pronounced quickly?

*bleah*


28 posted on 02/06/2010 10:41:43 AM PST by Salamander (No witty "tagline" for now....All I ask is forr God to show mercy to my husband and let him live.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"It's quite amazing how strong the smell is after nearly 100 years," Meek said at the hut. "I'm not sure I'd want it on my toast."

My husband was served a croissant and "cheese" on an Air France flight one time (he calls it Air Chance). He mentioned to the stewardess that the "cheese" was very good. She corrected him and said, "That was BUTTER, monsieur."

29 posted on 02/08/2010 10:57:42 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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