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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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1. Money isn’t made out of paper, it is made out of cotton.
2. The 57 on a Heinz ketchup bottle represents the variety of pickles the Company once had.
3. Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
4. The dot over the letter ‘ i’ is called the title.
5. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, no one knows why.
6. Forty percent of McDonald’s profit comes from the sales of ‘happy meals’.
7. Every person has a unique tongue print.
8. 315 entries in Websters 1996 dictionary were misspelled.
9. On an average, 12 newborns will be given to wrong parents daily.
10.During the famous chariot scene in “Ben Hur”, a small red car can be seen at a distance.
11.Warren Beatty and Shirley Maclaine are brother and sister.
12.Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system. A few ounces will kill a small sized dog.
13.Most lipsticks contain fish scales.
14.Donald Duck comics were banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
15.Ketchup was sold in the 1830’s as a medicine.
16.Leonardo Da vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
17.There are no clocks in the Las Vegas gambling casinos.
18.There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple and silver.
19.A tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion will make it go mad instantly and sting itself to death.
20.By raising your legs slowly and lying on your back, you can’t sink in quicksand.
21.American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
22.Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying.
23.The glue on Israeli postage stamp is certified kosher(halal).
24.Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
25.Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.