here's one item I found on it:http://www.westword.com/2009-02-12/news ... outh-pole/
It really perplexes me that people can get so incensed and you see headlines such as 'taxpayer's money goes toward jello wrestling' - as if institutes and field stations aren't allowed to have any form of recreation. Would people be upset if it had been beer and pizza for postdocs, or a film night, or a dance or something? Imagine being trapped at the South Pole for so long - you have to have recreational events or the scientists would go mad. I'm sure Jello costs a lot less than pizza and beer!
It seems a bit of a bizarre practice but a little googling shows that it's far from unusual.
I don't know an ass neuron from an elbow neuron.