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    Extreme World: Hot and Cold

    Post  mudra on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:25 am

    How does one survive in the coldest place on Earth ?

    In Siberia, the winter temperature can drop to -60C, making it one of the coldest places to live in the world. In the first of our series on extremes, Adam Mynott finds out how the people of Oymyakon district cope with everyday life under such extraodinary conditions.

    It was extremely cold.

    Stepping off the plane from Moscow into the brutal, brittle cold of Yakutsk in eastern Siberia, I could hardly believe that humans could survive, let alone thrive in such harsh conditions.

    Yet this was a relatively mild start to my 10 days in the region. The temperature was -32C, and I was to encounter much worse.

    Extreme World is a new season of coverage on TV, Radio and Online, examining global differences. Over the next few months, BBC News correspondents will be exploring eight key themes that illustrate the divisions in our extreme world.

    Read more and see video : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11875131

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    Re: Extreme World: Hot and Cold

    Post  mudra on Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:29 am

    What Are the Coldest Places in the World?

    Antarctica takes position number one among the coldest places on earth. Mostly uninhabited except for penguin and seal colonies found along the coast, Antarctica has practically no match on the temperature department. At the Plateau Station, temperatures can easily plummet to -119.23° Fahrenheit (-84° Celsius) and the annual average temperature barely reaches -32.8°F (-36°C). The record as the coldest place, however, goes to Vostok Station, Antarctica, where the temperature reached -129°F (-89.4°C) on 21 July 1983. Scientists are the only humans to live on Antarctica for months at a time, and even they do it only in summer.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-coldest-places-in-the-world.htm

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