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Prince Harry lands in Antarctica ahead of South Pole charity trek

Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Antarctica on Friday ahead of a grueling trek to the South Pole with injured troops. The 29-year-old royal landed at Novo airbase, near the coast of the frozen continent, after storms delayed his departure from South Africa by two days, according to the Walking With…

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Santa Claus actually lives near Earth’s South Pole

While discussing whether Earth’s magnetic field could reverse in the future, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson noted that Santa Claus actually lived on Earth’s South Pole. “The North Magnetic Pole of the Earth is Earth’s South Pole,” he explained on Star Talk Radio. “That is why all north poles of magnets…

Aussie adventurers reach South Pole in Antarctic record bid

Two Australian adventurers who once kayaked to New Zealand said Saturday they had reached the South Pole, the halfway point in their bid to be the first to trek unsupported from Antarctica to the pole and back again. James Castrission, a 29-year-old accountant, and Justin Jones, 28 and a scientist,…

Visitors crowd South Pole for anniversary of conquest

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will join dozens of adventurers at the South Pole this week to mark the 100th anniversary of countryman Roald Amundsen’s groundbreaking expedition to the frozen continent. Often described as “no man’s land”, the pole will be a relative hive of activity for Wednesday’s anniversary. Stoltenberg…

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