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This Big American Freezer Holds Ice From All Over the World

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In a new video recently uploaded by YouTuber Tom Scott, who compiles incredible videos about unusual scientific locations and technological advancements, we’re introduced to a massive freezer located at the US National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. The video, published on Wednesday, has already racked up 300,000 views from people who might have had no idea such a place existed.

The National Ice Core Laboratory’s website says that it was built in 1993 as a “facility for storing, curating, and studying meteoric ice cores recovered from the glaciated regions of the world. It provides scientists with the capability to conduct examinations and measurements on ice cores, and it preserves the integrity of these ice cores in a long-term repository for current and future investigations.” Having the ice located in one place allows scientists to run experiments and do research without traveling to remote locations to the coldest parts of our planet.

Get an insider’s view of this huge freezer in the video below without having to brave the alarmingly cold temperatures of the storage facility itself. Scott even had to insulate his camera and keep his microphone close to his chest so it wouldn’t malfunction in the negative 36-degree chamber.