25 Facts About Antarctica That Are So Cool They’re Freezing

You probably never realized how awesome that big block of ice at the bottom of the world is. These are 25 fact about Antarctica that are so cool they’re freezing!

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Only 2 percent of the continent is actually exposed

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Antarctica’s ice is so heavy that it deforms the South Pole

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In fact, its weight makes the Earth look slightly pear shaped

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Antarctica holds the top spot for the lowest recorded temperature on Earth, which was -129°F (-84.5°C) at the Russian Vostok station in 1983.

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At this temperature steel will shatter and water will explode into ice crystals.

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