Signs of Life at the South Pole

A blogger at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica recently told us about their food supplies during winter. He’s been there a while now and knows his way around the station, so he’s sharing pictures he’s taken of the many signs posted at the facility.

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Some of the signs are the kind that you might see at any industrial workplace. But there are many unique messages, too. People not only work there, but do all their eating, sleeping, and recreation there as well. And since the population is transient, the signs are necessary for new people arriving who don’t know all the quirks of the station. Some are quite ominous. Does anyone know what this one might mean?

One sign is merely a label on a drawer that says THREE HUGE WRENCHES AND A MICROMETER, which will inspire you to sing a bit of a well-known Beck song. You’d have to open the drawer see what was actually in there, and he did. Many of the signs have been there for years. When you are only spending a short time in an extreme environment, it’s often better to warn people so they don’t all make the same mistakes, and easier to label a problem than to fix it. See the extensive collection of signs posted all over the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station at brr. -via Metafilter

Source: neatorama

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