In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant mother to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. The boy became the first human known to be born in Antarctica.

Tina Christopherson, a woman reportedly having the IQ of 189, died in 1977 when she fanatically drank 4 gallons (15 litres) of water a day in an effort to “cleanse her body” of what she suspected was stomach cancer.