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90ºS – Celebrating 100 Years of the South Pole

100th Anniversary of South Pole

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen becoming the first man to reach the South Pole.  The race to become the first to do this was a heated one, between Amundsen and British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott.  And while Amundsen was famous around the world and went on to explore more of the poles and the Northwest Passage, Scott and his team met their fate in the cold blistery winds of the Antarctic.

I had no idea it had been just a short 100 years ago that this great feat had been accomplished, and I thought that it would be nice to take a moment to remember the the achievement and the high stakes that often come with exploration and trailblazing.  Two great men from a bygone era, whose memory lives on still, at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station, located at the South Pole.

Check out this site to learn more about these two accomplished explorers and their race for the South Pole.

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Why am I just seeing this now?!

So, browsing online today at work, I ran across a site that was talking about combining “fun” and “cute” with technology.  Of all the offerings, this was my absolute most favorite!  What do you think?  I totally want this now…early Christmas present?  The company is London based We Play God.  Check out their other offerings and let me know what you think.  Do you agree with me, or is there another that tickles your fancy?

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