"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

In the very South of our planet is a continent called Antarctica, shrouded in eternal cold. Its area is 14 107 000 km2. It is interesting that the mainland does not belong to one state; it is mostly of a group of scientists are conducting research that koordiniruyutsya the Scientific Committee of Antarctic research.

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

1. Antarctica — the largest desert in the world. (Dave Pape)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

2. Antarctica is the only continent in the world where there are no reptiles. (Baron Reznik/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

3. 90% of all freshwater on Earth is in Antarctica. (Baron Reznik/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

4. The melting of ice in Antarctica has caused the slight shift of gravity in the region. Despite the fantastic nature of this claim, it is confirmed by research. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/CC BY 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

5. In Antarctica there are no polar bears — they are found only in the Arctic. (Stefan Cook/CC BY-NC 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

6. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth. (August Allen/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

7. You will not be able to work in Antarctica until you remove the Appendix and wisdom teeth, even if they are completely healthy. This is due to the fact that in place it will be impossible to help. (James Morley/CC BY-NC 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

8. The Antarctic ice sheet there are at least 40 million years. (Eli Duke/CC BY-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

9. Antarctica is the only continent with no time zones. (Darren Tunnicliff/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

10. The use of sled dogs in Antarctica has been banned since 1994. (gabri_micha/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

11. One of the scientists in Antarctica's date girl with polar station 45 minutes from his station, using the app Tinder. (Wayan Vota/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

12. Throughout the Antarctica has only one ATM. (Leo Reynolds/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

13. The southernmost volcano on Earth is in Antarctica. (Eli Duke/CC BY-SA 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

14. In Antarctica is a city that belongs to Chile. There is a school, hospital, hotel, post office, Internet, television and mobile communications. (Mefisto29)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

15. During the Eocene epoch, 40 million years ago, Antarctica was as warm as in California. (Christopher Michel/CC BY 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

16. In Antarctica is as red as blood, waterfall. The reason — the oxidation of iron when exposed to air. (DLR German Aerospace Center/CC BY 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

17. In Antarctica are the seven churches. (nomis-simon/CC BY 2.0)

"Refrigerator" Of The Earth. Incredible facts about the mysterious and harsh Antarctica

18. The highest temperature recorded in Antarctica, amounted to 14.5°C. (Christopher Michel/CC BY 2.0)

Keywords: Antarctica | Earth | Facts | Cold

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