Antarctic base gets condom haul before winter

Antarctic base gets condom haul before winter - Weird news- msnbc.com
16,500 prophylactics arrive for 125 scientists, staff before darkness sets in
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.
No wonder temperatures are rising in Antarctica...and we thought it was all do to Global Warming. I wonder if this is really a NSF recruiting ploy...a way to get young graduate students to overwinter at the South Pole? Misfit of Joy calculated this works out to about 123 bouts of Antarctic Hay Romping. I guess scientists are only human after all. I just hope they keep their "instruments" clean.

BTW, where do I sign up?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The condoms are for all the support staff all the scientists are gone for the winter. It's just a skeleton crew there to maintain the buildings. I guess that doesn't take enough of their time.