Sheriff Hopper from the TV series "Very strange things" went to the South Pole to record a dance with penguins

Antarctica turned out to be no less exotic place than the “other side” in “Very Strange Affairs” - such a lesson was made by the actor David Harbor who played the role of Sheriff Hopper in the series, who in February went on an extreme expedition with a team of researchers.

In the course of the journey, the actor regularly posted pictures from the South Pole to his instagram, telling users about his unusual experience and what new he had learned about wildlife in a joint trip with researchers from Greenpeace.

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According to Harbor, he didn’t think that it would be an extreme trip to the South Pole - after all, everything had begun rather frivolously.In January, the actor jokingly asked Greenpeace how many retweets he would need in order to be equipped on an expedition to the penguins, where he would be able to dance his signature “Hopper dance” from the episode of the show “Very Weird Things”.

Hmm, if you’ll get over 200k we’ll ask you to go. have happened https://t.co/qT78aIcKOw pic.twitter.com/LmmLceE17J

- Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) January 22, 2018

The organization responded that to do this, it would need to collect 200,000 retweets - with which Harbor more than coped, asking for help from fans in social networks. It took less than five hours to reach the required number of posts.

Photo: Esther Horvath

The expedition took 16 days and started in Chile, and Greenpeace experts, journalists, photographers and instructors in the wilderness were on the icebreaker with the actor. The actor admitted that he was not at all prepared for what he had to go through - for example, to seasickness.

“It took 2 hours out of 72 - to go through the Drake Strait, and I was sick already more than once, and I already began to think that I would die. Therefore, I stopped eating - a person just can not eat for about three days - but did not stop drinking water. Until the end of the passage through the strait, I did nothing but suck the ice so as not to die of dehydration. ”

The most unexpected discovery occurred when meeting with local residents.According to the actor, sea seals turned out to be more terrible monsters than the monsters from the parallel dimension in the popular series, and the penguins - though cute, but probably the most fetid living creatures after the skunk.

“Seals are terribly aggressive and generally do not really like people. It turns out that they can even run over land faster than a person, and they have so many bacteria in their teeth, that if they bite you, you will have to evacuate immediately. And these guys are everywhere. ”

Photo: Esther Horvath

During one of the attempts to swim to the shore, a group of fur seals began to scream so aggressively toward the boat that “it seemed as if they were shouting to us:“ Get the fuck out of here! ””.

But a truly eerie scene was waiting for a team on one of the beaches near the active volcano.

“Suddenly, right in front of us, a huge sea leopard comes out - about 4 meters in length - in shape like the biggest worm that you can imagine. Swims, looks around and belches two penguin skeleton.

Despite the difficulties, the team still managed to overcome obstacles in the form of packs of fur seals and get to the penguins, and Harbor - to perform a cherished dance.

https://t.co/29mTHvLYOA
protected area in the world. @ Greenpeace has 1M sigs.
let's give them 1.8.
1.8 million.
1 for every proposed square km
for the 'guins.
here's me dancing with them,
as promised.
they don't have netflix. @ Greenpeace? pic.twitter.com/jjLBk2XOIr

- David Harbor (@DavidKHarbour) February 20, 2018

Under the dance video, the actor drew attention to the issue of environmental protection and supported the Greenpeace initiative, inviting his subscribers to sign a petition to create a protected natural area in the Antarctic.

And in an interview with Harbor he joked that the penguins we all love to romanticize so much actually stinks wildly.

“Nothing so well as when you see a little penguin hobbled along the beach, and you are touched that you have strength, when suddenly he starts to crap in all directions. Nature does not care that this little asshole a minute earlier seemed to me the most enchanting creature on the planet - she doesn’t care for us, nature just does her job. ”

Photo: Esther Horvath

Summing up the journey, the actor noted that, although he was not well prepared for the test, the expedition turned his view of the wild nature, the importance of ecology and the role of humanity in the use of natural resources, which is detrimental to the wild environment.

“I was not extreme at all. My natural state is that of a lazy dude, scrolling through magazines at home on the couch.

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