Ya Gotta Keep Warm!

Only a month ago we had snow on the ground here in Vermont.  Today we’re sweating to death in the middle of a very humid heat wave, and what should I see but a headline about the incipient onset of winter in Antarctica:

Antarctica base gets 16,500 condoms before darkness

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. . .

About 125 scientists and staff are stationed at McMurdo base, the largest community in Antarctica, during the winter months when there is constant darkness.

16,500 condoms, divided by 125 (and now, you see, THAT assumes that it’s an all male, homosexual base) equals 132 condoms per person.  Not per couple, but per person

When will they be doing their research? 


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