In the hut at Cape Adare in Antarctica found the supplies of one of the polar expeditions of the early twentieth century, including the uneaten cake, lain in the cold for more than a hundred years. On Thursday, August 10, according to the publication Stuff.co.nz.
Researchers from the organization the new Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust, which found a pie, I believe that it was left by the expedition of British polar Explorer Robert Scott. She passed the hut in 1911 on the way to the South pole. In the hut also found sardines, spoiled meat and fish, jars of jam.
Although the cake itself survived from cans, in which he was lying, for a hundred years is almost nothing left. On the remains of the wrapper are distinguishable letters H&P — logo a British confectionery company Huntley & Palmers.
The pie looks edible, but emits an unpleasant odor, reminiscent of rancid butter. The researchers didn't tasting for ethical reasons.
Robert Scott hoped to be the first conqueror of the South pole. He reached the destination on 17 January 1912 and learned that it was ahead of the expedition of Roald Amundsen. On the return journey Scott and his companions died.
In 2015 reported, the scientists tasted the 170-year-old sparkling wine from "the Widow Clicquot", was found at the bottom of the Baltic sea.