5 Fun Facts about the Coldest place on Earth

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If you're afraid of the cold, Antarctica might not be the vacation spot for you. However, nobody can deny the beauty of this place. And of course, penguins are fucking cute!


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About 98% of Antarctica's surface is covered in ice

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March 2008, researchers discovered giant starfish measuring 24 inches across during a 35-day census in Antarctic water.

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There is no indigenous population in Antarctica but the varied seasonal population of researchers is estimated at 1,000 people.

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On average, Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent and also the highest average elevation. Since there is little precipitation, except along the coasts, the interior of the continent is technically considered the largest desert in the world.

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Early Antarctic explorers actually thought penguins were fish and classified them as such.