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14 Things About Antarctica You Probably Didn't Know

It's like the snow desert of the world.

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1. Antarctica is basically the snow desert of the world.

Sahara is the hot one and Antarctica is the cold one.
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Sahara is the hot one and Antarctica is the cold one.

2. Antarctica doesn't have a time zone.

BYOS: Bring Your Own Sundial.
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BYOS: Bring Your Own Sundial.

3. There are no reptiles in Antarctica.

If you're afraid of the cold-blooded creatures then you should move to Antarctica.
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If you're afraid of the cold-blooded creatures then you should move to Antarctica.

4. Antarctica's temperature can drop below -133°F (-93.2°C).

Antarctica is one of most beautiful, coldest places in the world.
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Antarctica is one of most beautiful, coldest places in the world.

5. There are some parts of the Antarctica that haven't experienced rain or snow in 2 million years.

6. There is a red waterfall in Antarctica.

Antarctica's Blood Red Waterfall looks like a murder scene.
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Antarctica's Blood Red Waterfall looks like a murder scene.

7. Polar Bears do not live in Antarctica, they live in the Arctic.

There are whales and penguins however!
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There are whales and penguins however!

8. It's the coldest, windiest, highest, and driest place on Earth.

Expect to climb, a lot.
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Expect to climb, a lot.

9. There's a town on Antarctica that was founded by Chile.

They have their own hospital, hotel, and phone lines!
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They have their own hospital, hotel, and phone lines!

10. Antarctica has a volcano called Mount Erebes and it erupts crystals.

It's raining crystals, hallelujah!
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It's raining crystals, hallelujah!

11. There are Christian churches on Antarctica.

To be specific, there are 7 Christian churches on Antarctica.
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To be specific, there are 7 Christian churches on Antarctica.

12. The winds on Antarctica are extremely strong that they go at 200 mph (320 km/h). Yikes.

You'll be covered in snow in seconds.
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You'll be covered in snow in seconds.

13. The Antarctica contains 90% of the world's fresh water.

14. The only way to work in the Antarctica is if you have your wisdom teeth and appendix removed.

If you have your appendix and wisdom teeth removed, congrats! You can work in Antarctica!
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If you have your appendix and wisdom teeth removed, congrats! You can work in Antarctica!

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