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Jan 10, 2015

This Is The Coldest Inhabited Place On Earth And It Looks Hellish

Winter is coming. And coming and coming...

This is the Russian village of Oymyakon.

Oymyakon is a mere few hundred miles away from the Arctic Circle, according to Atlas Obscura.

And being that close to the ninth circle of hell has its issues like...

Snowing indoors.

Record lows dip to about -96.16 degrees. Ew.

Going outside with wet hair is actually traumatizing.

Does this mean all your hair will just crack off and you don't have to shave?

Your dog may contemplate killing you to tunnel inside your body. / Via

Because cold this cold is cruel.

The world is your freezer aisle. / Via

You don't need to visit the supermarket to get frozen fish because, well, all fish is frozen.

You eat reindeer all the time.

Yuri Berezhnov / Via

Since it's almost impossible to grow crops, the 500 or so brave human beings who live in Oymyakon eat reindeer and horse meat, says Atlas Obsura.

Burying dead people is super annoying. / Via

Since the ground is frozen solid, it takes two or three days to dig a grave, according to Amusing Planet. During this time, people build bonfires to defrost the soil while slowly chiseling away at an ever-growing hole until a coffin can fit inside of it.

Horses become mini-mammoths.

They be like: NOPE.

Your house is always a crisp white color.

Because snow coats EVERYTHING.

There's one guy who dares to go swimming.

He's called the Keeper of Cold, according to the Siberian Times.

He also happens to dress like Father Time.

What a marvelous man.

Basically Queen Elsa has cast a spell on everything.

Alison Caporimo

Well damn.

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