An Amusing Typo

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    From an article in the Bangor Daily News about senator Collins’ recent trip to Antarctica:

    ‘Another photograph showed Collins at the South Pole, the coldest place she visited during her five-day trek. While there, she stayed at the United States’ McCurdo Station.’

    Perhaps a bit of unwitting truth? 😉

    Baghdad Jim

    sooo…does that mean I can cop a squat in the beer can at Palmer? Or better yet, I’ll pitch a tent on the Ice Pier at Pole.



    Yeah, with the other ‘4000 scientists’. 🙂

    McCrudo… For those unfamiliar with “the crud” at McMurdo, it’s a concentrated cocktail of all the colds and viruses that collect at the station each year. It’s nasty, and I’ve seen as much as 1/3 of the station (300+ people) down with it at one time. Things appear to have improved with the handwashing stations and better hygene, but it hasn’t disappeared entirely.

    Those of us who frequent Palmer used to be a bit smug about avoiding it, but this year a lot of the folks here — myself included — have our own version of it. Yuck.

    One of the advantages of wintering is that, after a few weeks, all the colds disappear. At least, until the first planeload (or boatload) of incoming crew arrive when the station reopens.


    Is McMurdo the new South Pole station?

    Glenn, if you are at Palmer, say hi to Sue the cook for us.

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