The first people born in Antarctica, the polar parka made from animal guts, the town without appendices, and a mysterious death at the South Pole.
Three people can lay claim to being the first born on a continent.
Up near the Arctic Circle, various peoples make waterproof parkas out of seal, walrus, or otter intestines.
You cannot move to Villa Las Estrellas, on an island at the end of the Antarctic Peninsula, unless you first have your appendix removed.
In 2000, in the middle of the polar night, an astrophysicist mysteriously died at the South Pole.
For more about the secrets, surprises, and mysteries of the far north and the far south, begin here: