A 106-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica still looks ‘like new’

CAPE ADARE, Antarctica — It’s a good thing scientists weren’t especially hungry when they stepped inside one of the earliest structures built in Antarctica recently. On a shelf in a hut in Cape Adare sat a “perfectly preserved” fruitcake apparently untouched for more than a century, reports Stuff.co.nz.

Made by British label Huntley & Palmers, the fruitcake was hidden inside a “severely corroded” tin taken from the hut as part of a conservation project encompassing several old...

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