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Its Not The End Of The World
EVERYBODY DOING ALL RIGHTTONIGHTé ME TOO, I GOT TO SAY I'MFEELING LUCKY AND GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE. I'M COUNTING MY BLESSINGS. I'M UP TO FOUR AND A THUMB. BUT YOU KNOW WHO REALLY HADA ROUGH DAYé THOSE FOLKS OVER AT EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP. THEY'RE A CHURCH GROUP INPENNSYLVANIA THAT PREDICTS
THE END OF THE WORLD AND NOTAS THEIR NAME WOULD SUGGEST A BOOK CLUB THAT READS THEBIBLE ONLY ON KINDLE. THESE FOLKS GOT FAMOUS A FEWYEARS BACK FOR PREDICTING THAT JUDGEMENT DAY WOULDFALL ON MAY 21st, 201 YOU PROBABLY SAW THOSE SAVE THEDATE BILLBOARDS. I RSVPED IMMEDIATELY ANDREQUESTED THE VEGETARIAN OPTION AT THE APOCALYPSE. WELL, IT TUSHES OUT THEIRMATH WAS A LITTLE OFF.
I THINK THEY FORGOT TO CARRYONE OF THE HEARSTMEN. BUT THEY TOOK ANOTHER LOOKAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION RECENTLY, CRUNCHED THENUMBERS THROUGH THEIR JESUS CALL COUP LATER ANDDISCOVERED THAT IN FACT THE PLANET WAS SUPPOSED TO BEPERMANENTLY DESTROYED YESTERDAY, OCTOBER 7th. AND SPOILER ALERT,(LAUGHTER) (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)ANYWAY, I HAVE SOME SYMPATHY
FOR THOSE GUYS. I'M SURE THEY FEEL TERRIBLETODAY. PROBABLY FOR A LOT OFREASONS. CUZ YOU KNOW THAT ONE THINGYOU SAID YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IF THE WORLDWAS GOING TO COME TO AN ENDé THEY PROBABLY DID THAT LASTNIGHT. IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD ATWORK TODAY. HEY, BRENDA.
SO I'M SENDING THE FOLKS ATEBIBLE FELLOWSHIP THIS SYMPATHY CARD. IT SAYS MY DEEPESTCONDOLENCES FOR EVERYTHING STILL EXISTING. BUT YOU DID BELIEVE EBIBLEFELLOWSHIP YOU CAN'T BE TOO SURPRISED. THOUGH THEIR PAMPHLET SAYSTHAT OCTOBER 7th, 2015 WILL BE THE END.
WORLD, THEY HEDGE THEIR BETBY ADDING THERE IS A STRONG LIKELIHOOD. STRONG LIKELY HOOD T MIGHTHAPPEN. BUT IF IT DOESN'T, IT IS NOTLIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD.
Encounters at the End of the World
music playing NARRATOR: These images,taken under the ice off the Ross Sea inAntarctica, were the reason I wanted to go tothis continent. The pictures weretaken by a friend of mine, one ofthese expert divers. The best connectionis a military planes out of New Zealand, loadedwith chaineddown parts
of polar stations. Most of the passengers, headtucked into their laptops and their books, and manyof them were sleeping. Who were the peopleI was going to meet in Antarctica, atthe end of the worldé What were their dreamsé We flew into the unknown,a seemingly endless void. I was surprised that Iwas even on this plane.
The National Science Foundationhad invited me to Antarctica, even though I left no doubtthat I would not come up with another filmabout penguins. My questions about nature, Ilet them know, were different. I told them, I kept wonderingwhy is it that human beings put on masks or feathers toconceal their identity. And why do theysaddle horses and feel the urge to chase the bad guyé
Hi ho, Silver! NARRATOR: And why is itthat certain species of ants keep flocks of plantlice as slaves, to milk them fordroplets of sugaré I asked them, why is itthat a sophisticated animal like a chimp does notutilize inferior creatures. He could straddle a goat andride off into the sunset. Despite my oddquestions, I found myself
landing on the icerunway at McMurdo. For most of the australspring and summer, which lasts from Octoberthrough February, planes can land on theeightfootthick ice of the Ross Sea. In the distance, the mountainsof the Transantarctic Range. McMurdo itself issituated on an island. The Ross Sea is thelargest bay in the content.
This bay alone covers thesize of the state of Texas. On this very same frozen ocean,the early explorers' ship got wedged intomoving ice flows. Here, Shackleton's expeditionevacuates their vessel, which would later come to ruin,leaving them stranded there. Everything in this expectationwas doomed, including the first ancestorof the snowmobile. The idea was too big forthe technical possibilities