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What happens if you try cooking outdoors in Antarctica below -70 degrees Celsius
November 21 2018, 4:08 PM
Have you ever been to Antarctica? Do you think that you can cook in this cold area?

Cyprien Verseux is a glaciologist and biologist working in the most remote scientific base in the world: Concordia in Antarctica.

According to Cyprien Verseux, when he is not busy doing research, he keeps a blog to share his experience of living in this extreme environment.

One time, he decided to go outside and have a go at cooking taking photos of different kinds of food in the deep freeze.

Of course, it was just a game, but the gravity-defying pictures vividly illustrate the absolute intensity of the cold down

there in Antarctica.

“It is in the coldest area on the earth, with temperatures researching below -18 degrees in winter.” Cyprien Verseux said to Bored Panda.

“We saw the sun again in August after 3 months without it ever passing the horizon. The air is extremely dry and poor in oxygen.”

“We run out of fresh food early in the winter (as we have no resupply from early February to early November) so we eat mostly frozen food.”

“We are currently 13 people. Technicians, scientists, a cook and a medical doctor.”

“In spite of being in an  inhospitable desert, Concordia is highly attractive to researcher from different fields such as astronomy and human physiology.”

“We are using it to study human adaption to what is  very similar to future conditions of a Moon or Mars base.”

“Also, thanks to a project conducted here, that we know that green gas level have never been so high in at least the  past 800000 years.”

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