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The Coldest Inhabited Place On Earth

Oymyakon is a small village located in the north-eastern Russian Republic of Sakha. Oymyakon boasts an average winter temperature of -49 ºF, with a one-time world record low of -96.16 ºF.

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It is tough in Oymyakon pen ink freezes, batteries lose power fast, metal sticks to skin, cars cannot be started without lighting a bonfire beneath the fuel tank. Axle grease also freezes and is warmed with a blowtorch.

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