Apparently explorer Earnest Shackleton placed the following notice in a newspaper while preparing for an expedition to Antarctica:
"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in event of success."
Supposedly there were 5,000 men and 3 women who responded!
Have we become too comfortable today?
P.S. The search for a copy of the advert still continues today. Click here to read more.