French Scientist Proves Eating In The Antarctic Isn’t Easy
Unless you’re a big fan of frozen berries, Al fresco really isn’t an option
Food during the winter time can be one of life’s great comforts; a delightful warm bowl of soup or a hearty Sunday roast can warm even the coldest of cold hearts. But in some parts of the world it gets so frosty that a warm meal will provide very little comfort.
French scientist Cyprien Verseux demonstrated the realities of culinary pursuits in the icy tundra on his instagram account recently. While trying to enjoy a simple bowl of pasta the air temperature was so incredibly low that the spaghetti froze solid, leaving the fork suspended in mid-air.
It wasn’t just Italian cuisine Cyrpien wanted to enjoy outside, he also gave some scrabbled eggs and a bit of honey on toast a go, but the results were pretty much the same; an inedible gravity defying dish.
Cyprien was obviously so hungry and bored that he threw pot of boiling water into the air, the water froze almost instantly turning into a shower of ice crystals, so that’s cool.
With the average winter temperature at the south pole being about -49 degrees Celsius, it looks like most of Cyprien’s meals will turn out much the same, so he better stick to eating inside, near a heater and quickly.