it’s cold, it’s pointy, it’s 70°32’S 64°57’W!

quickbird 2 image from the antarctic
via the ever-wonderful Fourmilab‘s Earth and Moon Viewer, an image from QuickBird 2.

For once, Google Maps’ version isn’t as pretty.

Atanarjuat does the chores

Because I could, I decided to take the trash out barefoot tonight. It was a relatively mild -5°C, and there was about 20cm of really soft snow. I didn’t exactly hang around, but it wasn’t as cold as I thought it’d be.

pas des singes en cuivre, mate

It was like 4°C last night, and now it’s -20°C. What’s that all about?

If you’ve never experienced -20°C, it entails ice crystals in the nose, and hair freezing under your toque. Not good.