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Top 10 Coldest Places in the World with Lowest Temperature

The weather is changing again — a good time to look at some of the insanely cold places where people actually live. The coldest temperature ever recorded was -94.7C in Antarctica.
As winters are going on in India so i am sure that after reading this list you will also start feeling chill. The list shows that Antarctica is the coldest place on earth.

Check out the coldest places in the world that hold the records for the coldest temperatures ever measured on Earth.

10. Fort Selkirk, Yukon (Canada) – Fort Selkirk is located in Yukon, Canada. Lowest temperature here was -58.9 C (-74 F). In 1950 this place was deserted because of extreme cold conditions. It is now inhabited again but is only accessible. The coldest month is January and the lowest temperature is -74 °F.

9. Prospect Creek (USA) – Prospect Creek is located in Alaska, USA and the coldest place in United States. Lowest temperature was recorded at -62.1 C (or -79.8 F) on 23 January 1975. This place has a sub-arctic sort of weather which means that winters last for a long period of time and summers are very short.

8. Snag and Mayo, Yukon (Canada) – Snag and Mayo are two villages located in Yukon, Canada. Snag is 25 km far from Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. Lowest temperature recorded in Snag was -63 C (or -81 F) on 3 February 1947. Lowest temperature in Mayo was -62.2 C (or -80 F) on 3 Feb, 1947. The weather is chilly and freezing, the coldest month is January.

7. Eismitte (Greenland) – Eismitte is located in the interior of Greenland. It was a campsite of Arctic expedition at 3000 meters above sea level. Lowest temperature recorded here was – 64.9 C (or -85 F). The name Eismitte means Ice-Center in German.

6. North Ice (Greenland) – North Ice was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition on the inland ice of Greenland. It had lowest temperature on 9 January 1954 which was-66.1 C (or -87 F).

5. Verkhoyansk (Russia) – Verkhoyansk is notable chiefly places in Russia for its exceptionally low winter temperatures and some of the greatest temperature differences between summer and winter on Earth. It has population of 1311 in 2010. Verkhoyansk’s lowest temperature was -63.2 C (or -81.2 F) in February 1892. Verkhoyansk had temperature of 40.0 C on 19 July 1982 which gives a temperature difference of 109.8 C (or 197.5) between highest and lowest temperature of Verkhoyansk. It is also the biggest temperature difference for any place.

4. Oymyakon (Russia) – Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold, the other being the Verkhoyansk. Oymyakon is the world’s coldest inhabited area having a population of 472 in 2010. The land area is always frozen. In 1924, temperature was dropped to -71.2 C (or -96.2F). It is also the lowest temperature recorded on earth except Antarctica. One interesting fact is that on July 28, 2010 the temperature was high at 34.6 C (or 94F), yielding a temperature range of 105.8 C (or 190.4 F), second highest in history.

3. Dome A (East Antarctica) – Dome Argus is an Antarctica plateau located near East Antarctica at 4091 meters above sea level. The coldest temperature in Dome A was -82.5 C (or -116.5 F) in July 2005. It is the highest point of ice sheet in Antarctic region.

2. Plateau station and Amundsen-Scott South Pole station (Antarctica) – Both station are American scientific research station and located in Antarctica. Plateau station is now inactive where the lowest temperature recorded was – 86.2 C (or -123.16 F). Lowest temperature recorded in Amundsen-Scott South pole station was -82.8 C (or -117F). It is also the only land area where the sun is continuously rise for 6 months and fall for rest of the year. This is one of the most important reason of such extreme weather condition.

1. Vostok Station (Antarctica) – Vostok Station is a Russian Antarctic research station at 3488 meters above sea level. This station is at the southern Pole of Cold. It has world record of measured lowest temperature ever on earth. Lowest temperature ever recorded was bone chilling -89.2 °C (or -128.6 °F) on 21 July 1983.

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Coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth in Antarctica: -94.7C (-135.8F)

Nasa satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded in east Antarctica. Earth has set a new record for coldest temperature ever recorded: -94.7C (-135.8F).

It happened in August 2010 when it hit -94.7C (-135.8F). Then on 31 July of this year, it came close again: -92.9C (-135.3F).

The old record had been -89.2C (-128.6F).

A deserted and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica is said to be the coldest place on Earth after the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet was recently measured there, according to researchers who said that the discovery will help uncover new puzzles about the icy continent.

Top 10 Cool Facts About Antarctica

  1. Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest, coldest place on earth.
  2. Antarctica is the only continent without a time zone and nobody(no country) owns Antarctica.
  3. There are an estimated 20 million breeding pairs of penguins in Antarctica.
  4. The first person born in Antarctica was Emilio Marcos Palma of Argentina on January 7, 1978.
  5. On October 14, 1899, the Norwegian zoologist Nicolai Hansen became the first person to be buried in Antarctica.
  6. If all the ice in Antarctica melted, the world’s sea levels would rise by about 200 feet.
  7. An ice sheet covers all but 2.4 percent of Antarctica’s 14 million square kilometers.
  8. At its thickest point the ice sheet is 4,776 meters deep and averages 2, 160 meters thick. This is 90 percent of all the world’s ice and it is 70 percent of all the world’s fresh water.
  9. There are lots of penguins, whales, seals, krill (the main food for whales), and even fish in Antarctica’s waters, but there are no land mammals and, as far as scientists know, no native peoples.
  10. Eskimos and polar bears are found in the ARCTIC, not the Antarctic.
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WordPress : How to Add Infinite Scroll to Home & Category Pages

I was working on Infinite Scroll functionality in WordPress. Initially i was trying to use jetpack (WordPress plugin) to implement the same but i was not able to understand how jetpack works and i did not get proper screenshot and online support to make me understand it properly. So i have Goggled more and finally i successfully implemented Infinite Scroll on VaseemAnsari.com. You can check the home page, category page, archive page and other pages where pagination generally comes.

Let me guide you how easy it is and how can you implement the same Infinite Scroll on your WordPress blog.
Step 1. This simple functionality uses javascript “jquery.infinitescroll.min.js”. You can download a copy of “jquery.infinitescroll.min.js” from the GitHub repository, and drop it into the “scripts” or “js” folder of your WordPress theme.

Step 2. Use any Ajax loader image. I hope you already have so many or you can find loading images on Google. You can pick out the ajax-loader.gif of your choice, and add it to your theme “images” folder.

Step 3. You need to register and enqueue the required jquery.infinitescroll.min.js script in functions.php (You can find this file in your wordpress theme.)

function custom_theme_js(){
	wp_register_script( 'infinite_scroll',  get_template_directory_uri() . '/js/jquery.infinitescroll.min.js', array('jquery'),null,true );
	if( ! is_singular() ) {
		wp_enqueue_script('infinite_scroll');
	}
}
add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'custom_theme_js');

Step 4. Then you need yo use below function to make the magic happen. You can write this function in functions.php file.

function custom_infinite_scroll_js() {
	if( ! is_singular() ) { ?>
	<script>
	var infinite_scroll = {
		loading: {
			img: "<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/images/ajax-loader.gif",
			msgText: "<?php _e( 'Loading the next set of posts...', 'custom' ); ?>",
			finishedMsg: "<?php _e( 'All posts loaded.', 'custom' ); ?>"
		},
		<?php /*?>
			img				: 	The path to the ajax loader image, we put the image in plugin folder
			nextSelector	: 	Selector for the “previous posts” link.
			navSelector		: 	Containing selector for the previous/next navigation links.
			itemSelector	: 	Selector for posts. This might be .hentry, .post, .etc
			contentSelector	: 	Containing div for your posts
		<?php */?>
		"nextSelector":"#nav-below .nav-previous a",
		"navSelector":"#nav-below",
		"itemSelector":"article",
		"contentSelector":"#content"
	};
	jQuery( infinite_scroll.contentSelector ).infinitescroll( infinite_scroll );
	</script>
	<?php
	}
}
add_action( 'wp_footer', 'custom_infinite_scroll_js',100 );

Check out below screenshot to know how Infinite Scroll works on my blog Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Twelve theme.

Simple Steps to add Infinite Scroll to a WordPress Blog
I have added Infinite Scroll functionality on my WordPress website. Check out the home page to see how it works

I have added Infinite Scroll to WordPress Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Twelve theme. If you have any issue in finding the proper div selectors of your theme then check below images. These images will help you to find selectors in Twenty Thirteen and Twenty Twelve Theme

You can see the Infinite Scroll working at below urls.
Twenty Thirteen Theme
Twenty Twelve Theme

I hope the above work out for you and if you still feel any issues then check the original link that helped me a lot.
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WordPress : Redirect To Post Page When Search Query Returns Single Result

If your website have lots of links and people often use search box to search what they are looking for. When there is only one search result then user need to click on the title of that result to read more about that post. A solution here is why we need to show the search results page when there are only one search result.

You may use below simple php code in your WordPress theme’s functions.php file to redirect your search to the post automatically when WordPress only returns a single search result.


if (!function_exists('single_result_redirect_to_post')){
	add_action('template_redirect', 'single_result_redirect_to_post');
	function single_result_redirect_to_post(){
		if (is_search()) {
			global $wp_query;
			if ($wp_query->post_count == 1) {
				wp_redirect( get_permalink( $wp_query->posts['0']->ID ) );
			}
		}
	}
}