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Antactica is Really a Hot Spot -- Do the Math


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I just saw this from Reuters:


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 article went on to say that there's a total of 125 people there during their winter and they won't see the sunshine again till August 20th (70 days'ish from now).


16500 condoms for 125 people is 132 per person, when used over 70 days is about 2 per day. And of course you pretty much have to assume that EACH one is being used between 2 people.


If they use up the supply that means everyone there is getting it on an average of 4 times each day!!!!

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