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This Explorer's Corpse Has Been Trapped in Ice for More Than a Century

Keep an eye out for his skeleton in the sea in about 250 years.
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This Explorer's Corpse Has Been Trapped In Ice For More Than A Century

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image credit Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his crew are buried in the Ross Ice Shelf, which is moving. Here's what will happen to their bodies in the next few hundred years. (via Miss Cellania) The Presurfer

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