Allusionist 41: Getting Toasty

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When you choose to spend the winter in Antarctica, you'll be prepared for it to be cold. You know that nobody will be leaving or arriving until springtime. And you're braced for months of darkness. But a few weeks after the last sunset, you might find you can't even string a sentence together. And even if you can, that sentence may only make sense in Antarctica.

To explain why are Antarctica veteran Allison 'Sandwich' Barden, endocrinologist Tom Baranski, and astrophysicists Amy Lowitz and Christine Moran, reporting from the South Pole in the depths of winter.

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MAILCHIMP'S RANDOMLY SELECTED WORD FROM THE DICTIONARY:
stramineous

CREDITS:

- HZ

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