Tag Archives: Antarctica

February 20, 1935

On February 20, 1935, Caroline Mikkelsen, wife of Norwegian Captain, Klarius Mikkelsen became the first woman to put her boot on Antarctica. The Giant Psychic Emperor penguins were pleased with Captain Mikkelsen’s attempt at tribute, but they sent Caroline home as they had their hearts set on someone else. They inquired about Mikkelsen’s ability to … Continue reading

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January 4, 1854

On January 4, 1854, Captain William McDonald discovered the McDonald Islands. They are halfway between Madagascar and Antarctica and are currently owned by Australia. The islands are mostly barren, cold and volcanic. Australia stated that the islands… Continue reading

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December 14, 2014

On December 14, 2014, a lonely scientist at the McMurdo Station in Antarctica decided to try his luck on the dating app “Tinder”. To his amazement, he found a hit just 45 minutes away by helicopter. It was another lonely… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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July 22, 1898

On July 22, 1898, the crew of the RV Belgica saw its first sunrise in over 1,600 hours. They had become the first crew to successfully endure an Antarctica winter. The Belgica had been purchased by Adrien de Gerlache and… Continue reading

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June 23, 1961

On June 23, 1961, the Antarctic Treaty was signed, thereby ensuring that the southern most continent would only be used for peaceful purposes and scientific research. Professors Dyer and Lake of Arkham-Miskatonic University were… Continue reading

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January 25, 1840

On January 25, 1840, Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, commander of the United States Exploring Expedition became the first person to identify Antarctica as a new continent. Subsequent explorers confirmed his finding. Wilkes did not see any giant mutated penguins, nor was he attacked by alien spaceships. He did see some sea lions and regular penguins, though. … Continue reading

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December 1, 1959

On December 1, 1959, 12 countries, including the United States and the USSR, signed a treaty that set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, which would be free from military activity. This treaty does not give aliens the right to snatch up earthlings and conduct body experiments on them. It also does not pay aliens … Continue reading

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November 18, 1820

On November 18, 1820, Captain Nathaniel Palmer became the first American to sight the continent of Antarctica. He did not see the Ice Wall surrounding the Earth, space aliens, or other-dimensional demons thumbing for a ride to the southern most tip of Chile. He did see a lot of ice. And penguins. A shit load … Continue reading

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March 7, 1912

On March 7, 1912, famed Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen announced the discovery of the South Pole. The exploration team and Roald all documented how the wind on this day seemed to whisper tekeli-li over and over. His family and friends said that he was never the same upon his return. He developed a strange fascination … Continue reading

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