Let's say you're looking for a job, and you come across this gem online. "Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger. Safe return doubtful." Chances are, you'd pass it up. But in 1914, 28 intrepid adventurers eagerly signed up for the gig — and ended up stranded in a hunk of floating ice for more than a year. Incredibly, all 28 made it back alive.