Showing posts with label interesting facts about Antarctica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label interesting facts about Antarctica. Show all posts
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