20 Super Cool Facts About Antarctica That’ll Blow You Away

1Villa Las Estrellas

In Antarctica, there is a town called Villa Las Estrellas with a primary school consisting of approximately 15 students and contains 3 computers providing the town's access to the internet.


2Churches

There are 7 churches in Antarctica.


3Børge Ousland

In 1996, a Norwegian man named Børge Ousland became the first to cross Antarctica, 1,864 miles, coast to coast, all alone and completely without support. In 2001, he completed the first solo crossing of the Arctic, from Siberia to Canada via the North Pole, in 82 days.


4Club 300

There is an exclusive club in Antarctica called Club 300. In order to become a member one have to warm themselves in a 200-degree sauna, and then run outside naked and touch the Ceremonial South Pole where it's 100 degrees below.


5Belgica Antarctica

There is just one insect species native to Antarctica called Belgica Antarctica.


6Lenin statue

In the geographical center of Antarctica stands a statue of Lenin.


7Apsley Cherry-Garrard

In 1912, three men set out to recover emperor penguin eggs from Antarctica. It was so cold one man's teeth (Apsley Cherry-Garrard) chattered so violently that they shattered. When he returned to the UK, the National History Museum refused to accept the eggs.


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8Dry Valleys

The driest place on Earth is in Antarctica in an area called the Dry Valleys, which have seen no rain for nearly 2 million years. There is absolutely no precipitation in this region.


9Bar

There is a bar in Antarctica. It is the world's southernmost bar.


10Antarctica

It rarely ever snows in Antarctica. The snow there has accumulated over many years and the temperature never rises enough to melt it.

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