ANTARCTICA - This week, a team of British and Canadian adventurers hoping to be the first on foot to reach the Pole of Unthinkable Stupidity, were beaten into second place by a London couple who'd just popped out for the weekend looking for investment opportunities.
The nation held its breath while the London pair, high-flyers, Natalie Loftladder (19) and Chris Sheerload-Lolly (20) made the journey through subzero temperatures as part of the hit TV series, 'In For a Pound'.
Series hosts, Kirsty Flipflop and Phil Bangle, said:
'We're so happy for the pair. They worked so hard, and they're like so determined, and they so want to start a family on top of the three successful businesses they run. It's nice to see they've found a place to build their weekend mansion. Dreams do come true.'
Hardy British and Canadian adventurers, Mac Scott, Rory McKipper, and Rip Van Longstrom joined veteran polar explorer Ralph Knott-Ralgex (76) and hoped to reach the inhospitable and far flung south shore which lies farther than anywhere on earth due to its location, yesterday.
'When we heard the news of the London high flyers, we were rightly devastated for ourselves, but totally pleased for them. It was just what they wanted, and what with a family on the way. We just sang, laughed about it, and ate the tin of sardines from the ill-fated 1896 expedition.'
The British and Canadian team hope next year to join up with an Australian and a South African team, to try to reach, on foot, the Peak of Sheer Lunacy, so called because of its utterly incomprehensible proximity to the sun, that's unless those determined London high-flyers don't get there first through sheer determination.