World’s Dorkiest New Year’s Ambition July 11, 2010Posted by aengus in culture, geek life, science.
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From Magic Universe by Nigel Calder:
“For a partygoer nothing beats Hogmanay out on the ice at the South Pole. That’s if you can stand the altitude, nearly 3000 m above sea level, and a temperature around -27°C. About 250 souls inhabit Amundsen-Scott base in the Antarctic summer, and they begin their celebrations on New Year’s eve by watching experts fix the geographic pole. A determined raver can then shuffle anti-clockwise around the new poll for 24 hours, celebrating the new year in every time zone in turn.”