Well…I Mean…It IS Cold and Dark, With Nothing

else to do.

Antarctica base gets 16,500 condoms before darkness
One of the last shipments to a U.S. research base in Antarctica before the onset of winter darkness was a year’s supply of condoms, a New Zealand newspaper reported Monday.
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.
The base only has a skeleton staff through the long winter.

I guess that explains “boner”…

A giddy Antarctic scientist learns of the condom delivery, leaps for joy and chants the Explorer’s Theme: What happens in McMurdo stays in McMurdo!

5 Responses to “Well…I Mean…It IS Cold and Dark, With Nothing”

  1. 16,500? For a staff of 125? What the hell?
    That’s 132 per person, even assuming they don’t pair off.

  2. Maybe someone doesn’t want to get their hands dirty?

  3. Kate P says:

    They can double as balloons for the birthday parties, too!

  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Some of these are for the penguins in Antarctica; it’s a covert shipment from the United Nations.

  5. RebeccaH says:

    Well, I for one, am shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

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