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.”
Source: Drudge Report

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