A scientist plunged a kitchen knife into his colleague as he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books, say investigators.
Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, would pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together in a remote outpost in Antarctica by reading.
However Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it has been claimed.
Savitsky is back home in St Petersburg under house arrest.
He has been charged with attempted murder.
It is believed to the first time a man has been charged with a murder bid in Antartica [sic].
Sadly, Beloguzov appears to have ignored the First Rule of Survival with Another Human Being in Close Quarters Over a Long Period of Time, which is also enshrined in Article 15 of the Antarctic Treaty:
Don’t be annoying.