23 Chilly Yet Horrifying Facts About Antarctica

11Dry 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.


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


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

14Travis McHenry

In 2001, an American named Travis McHenry claimed a huge chunk of previously unclaimed Antarctican peninsula as his own nation through a supposed loophole in the Antarctic Treaty.

15South Georgia Island

The Antarctica South Georgia Island is said to be more biologically diverse than the Galapagos.


Antarctica is claimed by 8 different countries and is technically "owned" by science.


You cannot work in Antarctica unless your wisdom teeth and appendix are removed.

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18Ancient turtles

Ancient turtle bones discovered in Antarctica reveal that 45 million years ago, it was a rain forest.

19Hot springs

There are hot springs reaching 158°F in Antarctica.


Antarctica has 2 ATM’s. They were installed back in 2000 at the McMurdo Station, which is 840 miles from the south pole.


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