Interesting facts about Antarctica

Antarctica is the most mysterious and poorly studied continent on Earth. This land, bound by millennial ice, is harsh and not adapted for human life, however, stubborn explorers are mastering its expanses step by step.

Once in Antarctica, Metallica performed, giving a concert at an Argentine research station.

The driest place on the planet is the Dry Valleys located in Antarctica. There is almost no ice and snow, as moisture evaporates due to the constant wind, and there has been no rain for several million years.

Antarctica does not belong to any country.

There is no division into time zones in Antarctica.

Of course, Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth. The lowest temperature recorded here was -89 degrees Celsius.

There is no permanent population in Antarctica.

Emperor penguins live only in Antarctica.

If all the ice in Antarctica melted, the sea level would rise by sixty meters.

In Antarctica, contrary to popular belief, there are no polar bears.

Oddly enough, this continent also has rivers.

The diet of people working in Antarctica includes beer.

The Weddell Sea washing the shores of Antarctica is the cleanest sea on the planet.

Antarctica has its own dialing code, first-level internet domain and flag.

The least coldest month in these parts is February.

The first person was born in Antarctica in 1978.

In winter, the area of ​​Antarctica almost doubles due to the freezing of coastal waters, but in summer the ice melts again.

Antarctica contains about 70 percent of the world's fresh water.

About 98 percent of the mainland is covered with ice.

Winds blow regularly from the center of Antarctica, the speed of which reaches three hundred kilometers per hour.

Antarctica is a demilitarized zone.

There is an ozone hole over Antarctica.

The Ice Marathon is held annually in Antarctica - a one-hundred-kilometer ski run.

In the coastal waters of Antarctica, icefish with colorless blood live, adapted to life in water with temperatures below freezing.

From time to time, a "bloody waterfall" erupts from the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica. The red color of the water is given by the ferrous iron contained in it, which combines with oxygen and turns into rust.