Life on the South Pole is a blast. And by a blast, we mean “cold and horrible”. But it has some positives too! First of all: lower taxes! Yay! But that’s not why you should move there. I just figured it might help so I threw it out there. I always go the extra mile to help you guys out in your decision making processes.
Anyway, if you want to live in a weird place where you can get a bunch of random facts to woo your visitors with, the South Pole is the perfect spot. Let me give you some cool info that’ll impress all the filthy plebs visiting your ice castle.
You Don’t Need To Get A Watch
And it’s not because you have a cellphone! It’s actually because the sun – if it’s out – gradually circles the sky. If it’s above a certain point at 2 PM, it’ll be at that point every day at 2 PM.
The Sun Only Sets And Rises Once Per Year
None of that nonsensical circadian stuff. And every time the sun goes up or down, it takes several days. No more missing sunsets!
There’s Hardly Any People Around
Because we all hate people. No one that considers moving to the South Pole has any right to claim otherwise.
The 300 Club
This is pretty much the South Pole’s very own fraternity. People crank up the heat to 93°C (200 °F) and then go outside (without any clothing) where it’s -73°C (-100 °F). Because, while the Celsius system makes more sense, “the 166 club” sounded less badass, they used the Fahrenheit temperature in order to achieve a 300 degree difference.
New Years Lasts An Entire Day
Since the South Pole puts you at the very bottom of the planet, you can actually walk between time zones. Which also means you can celebrate the New Year every hour for 24 hours. I’m not one to need an excuse to drink for 24 hours straight, but this is the best one I’ve heard.
It Moves On Its Own So You Don’t Have To
Since the South Pole is on a 3 kilometer high slab of ice, it’s safe to assume that it’ll move quite a bit. Not the actual Pole, but everything on it. It moves at about 2,5 cm per day, which equates to slightly over 9 meter each year.
Getting There Makes You Light-Headed
Since it’s on a 3 kilometer slab of ice, that also means that you yourself are on a 3 km slab of ice. And humans get pretty lightheaded at an altitude of 3000 meters.