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    Members of the Antarctic Heritage Trust have discovered a 106-year-old fruitcake in a remote Antarctic hut. According to the trust's representatives, the cake was "perfectly preserved" as it was protected by cold temperatures, media reported.

    The cake is assumed to have been brought to the region in 1911 by the expedition of Robert Falcon Scott, a famous British explorer.

    The delicacy was produced by the Huntley and Palmers company, the logo of which could be seen on the remnants of the paper.

    ​"It didn't smell that fresh but it looked edible, it certainly smelt off… a bit like rancid butter," the trust's artefacts manager, Lizzie Meek, said cited by www.stuff.co.nz.

    The cake was found along with other food remnants left in the hut by the explorers, including sardines, deteriorated meat and fish and a couple jars of jam.


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