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Retro Cinema: 1949 How to Build an Igloo in 40 Minutes



The igloo or “iglu” is a temporary winter shelter built by native Eskimos to use for winter hunting camps. From the Arctic to as far west as the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and as far east as the western coastline of Greenland, the igloo structure evolved through trial and error over hundreds of years. Without the aid of math or engineering theories, igloos have been constructed with only a long sharp blade knife to cut the snow block.

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