Forbidden Knowledge TV
December 19, 2012
With night approaching, temperatures plummet. An igloo can be built using only snow, and two Inuits can do it within 30 minutes.
But it has to be the right kind of snow — cut from a wind-packed snow drift. It has to be hard and compact. It’s an ancient skill that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Young Inuits never do it right the first time. But by making mistakes they get better and better. The snow blocks will curve upwards, each designed to fit closely to its neighbor.