It must be a bit boring at the South Pole.
Once you've built a few snowmen and walloped all your golf balls off into the tundra, there's not much left to do. Well, apart from all the science, that is.
This is why, back in 1961, the U.S. Navy built its resident scientists a bowling alley. The pictures below show this amazing and little-known leisure facility at McMurdo Station, the USA's permanent research centre in Antarctica.
The two-lane alley was in use for 50 years, before being pulled down in 2009, at which time we can only assume the Navy bought its scientists a Wii instead.
If you look closely at the novelty pins, you'll see that you're more likely to get a penguin than a turkey. *TEN-PIN BOWLING JOKE KLAXON*
This is what humans do when they're alone in a remote icy wilderness, with no access to a pub.
[Image: Raymond/National Science Foundation]
[Image: Ken Klassy]