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ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 13

ANTARCTICA Dream-Dollars Thirteen Dollar Notes

A little touch of fantasy art and quirky fake Antarctic inspired mythology today…

13 Antarctic Dream Dollars

The Thirteen Dollar note is the center of the Dream-Dollar System, which is why it is a vertical note, rather than the normal horizontal design. This note is about the forces and power of Change. The number thirteen is an irrational number, and has always been associated with bad luck and jinxes. There are thirteen lunar cycles in a year, so this number is closely associated with the moon, which represents intuition, emotion, and dreams. But the moon has a dark side, so it also means lunacy, madness and curses, as with werewolves.

Dream Dollars: The Currency of a Lost Antarctic Civilization. In the mid 19th century, Samuel Brundt — inspired by a delirious vision — led an expedition to establish a utopian colony called Nadira in Antarctica. The colony thrives for many years, thanks to a chemical compound called Heaven’s Fire, and even discovered the remains of an ancient Antarctic civilization, long frozen beneath the ice. Eventually, however, under mysterious circumstances, the colony of Nadira disappeared.

Or, at least, that’s the mythology driving Dream Dollars, a web site selling some truly eclectic fake money from the lost colony of Nambira.


ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 12

Twelve months of the year below zero!

At the South Pole, 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) above sea level, the average annual temperature is -49 °C (-56 °F), ranging from about -28 °C (-18 °F) in January to about -59.5 °C (-74.5 °F) in July. The lowest recorded temperature is -83 °C (-117 °F), while the highest is -12 °C (10 °F).

Here are the average temperatures of the South Pole (Amundsen–Scott Station) for the twelve months of the year…


Twelve months of the year below zero!

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 11

Find out all about our 11 varied ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Projects


ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 10

10 Strange Things Found Frozen In Ice In Antarctica

“And the number one item is…?”

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 9

Nine Astounding Antarctica Bird Facts

“Antarctica is a fantastic cruise destination for birdwatchers. There are some 46 different species for you to check off your wish-list, with over 100 million individuals coming together on our southern continent to breed along the coastlines and offshore islands every year.

With that many birds on the horizon there’s no way we can brief you on them all. So here are nine fascinating facts to whet your Antarctic appetite.”


ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 8

Eight Below. Inspired by a true story.
The Most Amazing Story Of Survival, Friendship, And Adventure Ever Told.

Eight Below (2006) Official Trailer:
Rated 7.4 on IMDB:

Eight Below

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 7

360° Virtual Reality Video – Exploring the seventh continent

Today you get to stand amidst a Gentoo penguin colony and take in all the sights and sounds; explore the stunning landscapes in 360° Virtual Reality on a Quark Antarctic Expedition…

(Source: Quark Expeditions)

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 6

According to CBS news the Antarctic ice sheet is melting 6 times faster than in 1979…

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 5

The Arctic vs Antarctica: 5 differences between these two frozen lands:

And an associated TED Education Video…

The Arctic vs. The Antarctic

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 4

Take a 4-Minute Escape to the Blissful Serenity of Antarctica

Okay so it runs to nearly 5 minutes but for Day 4 of our #ReQuest2021 Advent Calendar it makes a perfect video to watch. Grab a cuppa and ‘chillout’ for a while in this incredible Antarctic scenery…

4-Minute Escape