25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of

Posted by , Updated on August 15, 2015

Did you know that there is more than one north pole? How about that 30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole. If you think that’s fascinating, get ready to learn about the top of the world (or the bottom depending on your perspective). These are 25 North Pole Facts Most People Are Not Aware Of!

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30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North Pole

30% of the world’s oil reserves are in the vicinity of the North PoleSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Antarctica, along with the South Pole, is significantly colder because it is actually the highest continent. The North Pile sits on ice just above sea level so it absorbs the warmth of the ocean. It’s still pretty cold though and temperatures in summer hover right around freezing.

Antarctica, along with the South Pole, is significantly colder because it is actually the highest continent. The North Pile sits on ice just above sea level so it absorbs the warmth of the ocean. It’s still pretty cold though and temperatures in summer hover right around freezing.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Just as there are no polar bears at the South Pole, there are no penguins at the North Pole.

Just as there are no polar bears at the South Pole, there are no penguins at the North Pole.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Although life is sparse, polar bears, arctic foxes, and various bird species have been spotted near the pole. Typically these animals don’t wander too far past 82 degrees north due to a lack of food.

Although life is sparse, polar bears, arctic foxes, and various bird species have been spotted near the pole. Typically these animals don’t wander too far past 82 degrees north due to a lack of food.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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There is an annual marathon that takes place on the arctic ice shelf

There is an annual marathon that takes place on the arctic ice shelfSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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