A team of scientists and archaeologists from Britain have discovered what they believe to be a prehistoric snowman in a deep, permanent snow structure at the South Pole. The UK ambassador for Discovering Ancient Art, Damien Hirst, was accompanying the party and proved instrumental in the final stages of the operation.
"We'd done a fantastic job getting the excess snow off from around the head and torso of the snowman", reported Head Scientist, John Downy, "But Damien did a super job unlocking the fine facial features. He spent hours carefully chipping away the snow stuck to the snowman's head. You have to understand that after thousands of years this is no mean task, as the snow casing is well and truly integrated with the snowman itself."
Scientists are said to be dumbfounded that the uncovered snowman highly resembles Bruce Forsyth, lending weight to claims he is many thousands of years old.
The tale took a twist when UK street artist and graffiti expert Banksy was called in to help uncover any prehistoric graffiti in the surrounding area. He was allowed to search in privacy to conceal his identity and when scientists returned, they found the Bristol-based maverick had discovered enormous prehistoric letters carved into the snow beside the snowman reading, "Ice to see you, to see you..."