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Sunday, August 13, 2017

In one of the most hostile regions to humankind, conservationists for the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust have unearthed an ice-covered fruitcake they believe once belonged to the British explorer Robert Falcon Scott. The age of the fruitcake: 106 years old. It was in "excellent condition," a spokeswoman for the trust said. And it smelled "almost" edible. ... Lizzie Meek, conservation manager for artifacts at the trust, said in a statement that the cake was well preserved. "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that, the cake looked and smelled edible," she said. "There is no doubt the extreme cold in Antarctica has assisted its preservation."

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Only one thing to do- re-gift it.

#1 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-08-13 03:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

That's no way to talk about the Queen. Charles, on the other hand...

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-08-13 04:03 PM | Reply

don't some of these date back the cretaceous period? thought i saw something about a recent discovery near Antarctica ...

#3 | Posted by b_al at 2017-08-13 05:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No fruitcake is edible. It should only be used as a door stop.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-08-13 05:40 PM | Reply

"106-Year-Old British Fruitcake 'Almost' Edible"

So, no change?

#5 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2017-08-15 04:26 AM | Reply

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