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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

"The Cape Adare huts were built by Norwegian Carsten Borchgrevink's British Antarctic (Southern Cross) Expedition in 1899 and later used by the Northern Party of Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition in 1911.

The site is notable not only for its role in the discovery of Antarctica but also as the only example left of humanity's first building on any continent.

The well-preserved fruit cake was found by a team of researchers from the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust…"



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Legion 415 Aug 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Nobody liked fruit cake even back then !

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 11:23 a.m. PST

This kills my theory that there is only one actual fruitcake and it has been passed from one family to the other over the last 100 years. Anyone wonder why the wax paper has turned brown…….

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Future archeologists will find tons of fruit cakes in landfills.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

So … how was it?

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

I love the things!!!

Oberlindes Sol LIC15 Aug 2017 12:39 p.m. PST

Did it just get added to the few thousand fruitcakes that are passed around during the holidays?

It doesn't look any different from the ones I saw last Christmas. Even the paper wrapper is similar.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

Guilty admission. I love a good fruitcake.

Yes, I know I am not a gourmet.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 1:33 p.m. PST

I like fruitcake also, don't eat it now because of the sugar in it…sigh

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2017 3:40 p.m. PST

Somebody is going to get that thing for Christmas, put it in a box in the basement, and an archeologist 500 years from now will find it again. The Great Fruitcake Circle of Life.

Tiberius15 Aug 2017 11:25 p.m. PST

Good fruit the best,

bsrlee16 Aug 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

It will go well with the century old whisky they found under another hut. The freeze dried seal not so much…..

Legion 416 Aug 2017 7:29 a.m. PST

Good fruit the best,
I'll admit I have had some very good fruit cake … But the vast majority … Not so much. Plus the calorie content is very high … frown Good I guess if you are living in an Artic environment … wink

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 10:51 a.m. PST



dBerczerk18 Aug 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

That story is fruitier than a nut cake.

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