November 4, 1929

On November 4, 1929, Explorers Richard E. Byrd and Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team began their 2 ½ month, 1,500-mile dog-sled exploration of the interior of Antarctica. They did not find a giant ice-wall surrounding the Earth, space aliens, or intelligent seven-feet tall penguins with laser-beams attached to their skulls. They did find the Queen Maud Mountains and rocks and ice. A lot of ice. From Antarctica being a large land mass situated above the South Pole. In fact, you might call it a continent. On a globe. Quite easy to locate if you have the right tools and vehicles that can travel in those harsh conditions and they did it in 1929. We can do it from the comfort of our homes using 2020 technology and computers.

I’m sure the aliens and giant penguins with lasers are just hiding and we’ll find them any day now. Share this post, if you’re not holding your breath for that.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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