First Child Born in Antarctica

Emilio Marcos Palma made history, and the Guiness Book of World Records, in 1978 just by being born! His father was in charge of the Argentine army's Esperanza Base near the tip of the Antarctic peninsula. As a political ploy, the government of Argentina airlifted his mother to the base to give birth. Parts of the territory in which Esperanza Base is located are claimed by Argentina, Chile, and the UK. The Guinness Book lists him as the only person identified to have been the first born on any continent. He is also the southernmost human birth known, although two other people have since been born in Antarctic territory. Link -via Grow-A-Brain

Esperanza Base (pictured) is now inhabited by 55 people, including ten families and two schoolteachers! Link

(image credit: © Samuel Blanc)

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Beleive me I gussed his name , as somehow somewhere I read It.
and had been my selected option. after his computer lock too.
And at....last This was the right answer.
Oh my God......whooping Jackpot......missed.
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This question is asked in KBC(Kaun Banega Crorepati)(Indian Game show) as a last question worth Rs.50000000
and was answered wrong by Mr.Prashant. So Emilio Palma f***ed Prashant really very hard.
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