MCMURDO SOUND ICE SHELF, ANTARCTICA

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MCMURDO SOUND ICE SHELF, ANTARCTICA

Many scientists think that primitive life began on ice shelves much like the one in McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. Researchers in this region must deal with long stretches of permanent and semi-permanent day and night, which must mess with one’s sleep pretty badly. We imagine this can cause enough complications during waking hours without the entire landscape looking like something out of a dream.

The effect seen above is caused by several different types of ice—glacial ice, marine ice, and the surface stuff—being present on the snow-covered surface of the ice shelf, combined with wind erosion.

The same effect is known to be caused by various psychotropic drugs—LSD, marijuana, mescaline—being present on the surface of one’s brain, combined with reality erosion. Neither of these things—tons of drugs, coldest temperatures on the planet—are terribly safe, so if you find yourself here you’d better hope it is actually a dream.

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