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interesting facts about  Antarctica

interesting facts about Antarctica

interesting facts about  Antarctica:

interesting facts about  Antarctica

  • Antarctica is the largest desert in the world 
  • The coldest place in the world is a high ridge in Antarctica where the temperature can dip below -133 f ( -92 c)
  • Antarctica is the only continent without reptiles 
  • Some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow for last 2 million years .
  • There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood 
  • 90% of the world's fresh water is in Antarctica
  • There are no polar bears in Antarctica , only in the Arctic
  • Antarctica has only one ATM. 
  • Antarctica is the coldest windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth
  • You cannot work in Antarctica unless your wisdom teeth and appendix are removed 
  • Chile has a civilian town in Antarctica, complete with a school , hospital hostel post office Internet , Tv and mobile coverage 
  • Antarctica is the only continent without a time zone 
  • The ice sheet of "Antarctica" has been in existence for at least 40 million years
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica is 58.2 f ( 14.5 c)
  • There are 300 lakes beneath Antarctica that are kept from freezing by the warmth of Earth's core
  • Husky dogs have been banded from Antarctica since 1994
  • The Southern Most active volcanoes is in Antarctica . It spews crystals and is very close to the US Research Center 
  • There are at least seven Christian Churches in Antarctica 
  • A scientist in Antarctica got a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away 
  • Antarctica is about 1.5 times the size of the U.S.
  • Winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 200 mph (320 km/h)
  • The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6)
  • The largest iceberg ever measured is bigger than Jamaica;11000 sq km (4200 sq miles). It broke away from Antarctica in 2000
  • Australia claims to own the largest territory in Antarctica: 5.8 million sq km ( 2.2 million sq miles)
  • Most of Antarctica is covered in ice: less than 1% is premanantly ice-free
  • Ants have colonized almost every landmass on Earth except for Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands