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casil403
01-09-2010, 09:26 PM
So you think you've got it bad......you could be here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTJyKvkjKbk

tomorrowstreasures
01-09-2010, 09:31 PM
haha!!! i need to forward that to one of my bffs!!! her son is there for the summer season... this is his 4th summer season in Antarctica!

JAS_Photo
01-09-2010, 10:51 PM
OMG! And penqiuns live in that, poor things!

Michaelaw
01-10-2010, 12:58 AM
Made me remember working on the railroad up in Armstrong, Northern Ontario one winter. During days off I used to stay on the gang train and mind the generator. If it quit, all the boarding cars would freeze, water tanks, lines, chemical toilets, bad news all around. At night I would hike a quarter mile from where the gang train was parked to the only pub in town. Though the wind wasn't as bad as in the video, it still blew pretty good and gave a windchill of -85. The cold would cut right through your winter clothing and I was wearing good kit for the cold! One time the generator, I was told by the foreman, had a slow leak in the cooling system which meant I had to top up the radiator or check it all the time. It would shut down sometimes at three in the morning. I'd be sound asleep and in that country quiet, if the generator quits even in your sleep....You notice! In the end I got tired of it and dumped a bunch of black pepper in the cooling system, it sealed the leak and that was that:D

Bambi
01-10-2010, 09:35 AM
so how did you know that black pepper would work? Or was it a lucky guess?:D

Michaelaw
01-10-2010, 09:40 AM
I'd read about it years before in a book called "They call me Mr. 500" An autobiography of an Indy 500 legend "Anthony Granatelli" :)