Text reads “Top of the Tops!” A gorilla holding a banana spins in front of the words.

A narrator says, TOPS OF THE TOPS.

[Chimes]

A hand draws an airplane.

[Marker scratches paper]

The narrator says, IF I COULD JET OFF
TO VISIT A NEW CONTINENT RIGHT NOW,

WOULD I GO TO EUROPE?
AUSTRALIA? ASIA?

The hand draws the Eiffel Tower, a kangaroo and a panda.

[Scratching]

The hand erases the drawings and draws Antarctica. Text reads “Antarctica.”

[Upbeat music plays]

The narrator says, NOPE, I'D GO TO ANTARCTICA.

I'VE ALWAYS FOUND IT FASCINATING.
IMAGINE, NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT
OF ITS SURFACE IS COVERED IN ICE.
IT'S LITERALLY A WHITE DESERT!

Text reads “Ninety-eight percent ice.”

The hand draws a man wearing swim trunks and a pink touque.

The narrator says, ANTARCTICA IS NO PLACE
FOR A BEACH VACATION.
IT'S THE COLDEST, DRIEST,
AND WINDIEST CONTINENT
ON THE PLANET.

The hand draws an ice cube around the man, then erases the drawing.

The narrator says, BUT THERE'S A LOT MORE
THAN JUST ICE HERE.

HERE ARE THE TOP FOUR SURPRISING
FACTS ABOUT ANTARCTICA.

The hand draws penguins on blue ice. Black text reads “top four surprising Facts about Antarctica. Number four.”

[Scratching]

The hand draws a blue snowflake, then puts a red X through it.

The narrator says, NUMBER FOUR:
WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED
SNOW IS INCREDIBLY RARE
IN ANTARCTICA?

IN FACT, SOME PARTS
HAVEN'T SEEN SNOWFALL
IN OVER TWO MILLION YEARS.

THAT'S RIGHT, TWO MILLION YEARS!

The hand draws a cave man leaning against a red shovel.

[Whoosh]

The hand draws a pile of snow with snowflakes above it. The hand draws a line beside the snow, with “Fifty mm” written beside it.

The narrator says, THE AIR IS SO COLD AND DRY
THAT MOST OF THE CONTINENT
SEES LESS THAN FIFTY MILLIMETRES
OF PRECIPITATIONS PER YEAR.

THIS ALMOST ALWAYS FALLS
IN SOLID FORM.
OFTEN AS SHINY ICE PARTICLES.
THEY'RE SO PRETTY.

The hand draws hunks of ice.

The narrator says, BUT YOU'LL
NEED WARM MITTENS TO CATCH THEM.
AND YOU'D BETTER BRING
A THICK WINTER COAT TOO

The hand draws a man wearing red mittens and a blue coat and red touque.

[Scratching]

The narrator says, BECAUSE WINTER IN ANTARCTICA
ISN'T JUST COLD, IT'S MEGA COLD!
THE TEMPERATURE ONCE FELL
ALL THE WAY TO MINUS
EIGHTY-NINE POINT TWO DEGREES CELSIUS.

The hand draws a thermometer. A blue arrow points to it, with the temperature minus eighty-nine point two degrees Celsius written beside it.

A voice exclaims, WOW!

The hand draws number three.

The narrator says, NUMBER THREE:
WERE YOU GOING TO ANTARCTICA
FOR SOME PEACE AND QUIET?

FORGET ABOUT IT!

A THOUSAND PEOPLE LIVE HERE
IN THE WINTER.
THEY'RE MOSTLY SCIENTISTS
WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

The hand draws a woman standing alone on a floating piece of ice. The hand draws four more people standing behind her.

The narrator says, THE POPULATION CAN EVEN REACH
FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE IN SUMMERTIME
WITH TRAVELERS COMING IN
BY PLANE OR BY BOAT.

The hand draws more people on the ice and adds an airplane and a boat.

[Airplane engine, boat horn, marker scratching]

The hand erases the drawing and draws houses. The hand draws a docked ship, a circle with a red “H” in it, a church and a bank machine.

The narrator says, MCMURDO STATION
IS THE BUSIEST PLACE IN ANTARCTICA.
THERE'S A SEAPORT, A HELIPORT,
A CHURCH AND EVEN AN ATM
WITH AMERICAN DOLLARS. COOL!

The hand draws a pink number two. The hand draws a person holding a golf ball and a golf club. A flag marks a hole in a snowbank.

The narrator says, NUMBER TWO: YOU
CAN PLAY SPORTS HERE TOO,
LIKE FRISBEE GOLF.

IT HAS THE SAME RULES AS GOLF,
BUT IT'S PLAYED WITH A FRISBEE.
THAT'S BETTER.

The hand erases the golf ball, club and flag, and draws a Frisbee in the person’s hand and a basket on a stick.

The narrator says, AND INSTEAD OF A HOLE,
YOU AIM AT A BASKET. YOU HAVE TO GET
THE FRISBEE IN THE BASKET
IN AS FEW THROWS AS POSSIBLE.

[Marker scratching]

The hand draws the Frisbee flying towards the basket.

The narrator says, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE A ROUND
OF FRISBEE GOLF AMONG FRIENDS.

The hand draws penguins watching the Frisbee golf game.

[Whoosh]

The hand draws number one.

The narrator says, NUMBER ONE:
IF YOU ARE HOPING
FOR A POLAR BEAR
TO BE YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND,
YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PLACE.

The hand draws a man taking a selfie with a polar bear. The polar bear holds a cellphone and has its arm wrapped around the man’s shoulders.

The narrator says, THEY LIVE IN
THE NORTH POLE. BUT PENGUINS
MAKE GREAT BUDDIES.

The hand erases the polar bear and draws a penguin beside the man.

The narrator says, IN ANTARCTICA, THEY RULE.
BE SURE TO GET A SELFIE WITH ONE.
SMILE!

A voice says, YEAH!

[Upbeat music plays]

End credits play.

Trio Orange. Producer member of the AQPM.

[Rustling paper, chime]