Antarctica Facts – Facts about the frozen continent Antarctica. Antarctica is a desert completely frozen in the snow. Here are top Antarctica facts to be known:

Antarctica Facts

Antarctica Facts:

  • Antarctica is the World’s largest desert.
  • The coldest, windiest, driest and the highest continent on The Earth is Antarctica.
  • Antarctica’ high ridge is the coldest place on Earth where can the temperatures can go below -93.2 Degree Celsius (-133 F).
  • The highest temperature ever experienced in Antarctica is 14.5 degree Celsius (58.2 F).
  • Antarctica contains 90% of the world’s fresh water.
  • Antarctica contains few parts where there are no rain or snow recorded for the past 2 million years.
  • Antarctica is around 1.3 times larger than Europe.
  • The only continent without any reptiles is Antarctica.
  • The region experiences a small shift in gravity due to ice melting in Antarctica.
  • If you want to work in Antarctica then your appendix and wisdom teeth should be removed.
  • There is a Chile’s civilian town in Antarctica with a school, hostel, hospital, internet, TV, mobile phone coverage, and post office.
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  • The only continent without any time zone is Antarctica.
  • Antarctica’s ice sheet has been in existence from 40 million years ago.
  • 38 countries have signed a treaty that prohibits mineral mining, nuclear explosions, nuclear waste disposals, and military activities in Antarctica.
  • There are around 300 lakes that are kept from getting froze by the warmth of our Earth’s core in Antartica.
  • Husky dogs from Antarctica have been banned since 1994.
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  • Antarctica contains the southernmost active volcano on Earth. It is very close to the U.S. Research Center and it spews crystals.
  • It was once as warm as modern California.
  • Antarctica has at least seven churches in it.
  • A scientist in Antartica got a date with a girl camping nearby through Tinder app.
  • There are ants colonies almost on every landmass except on Antarctica and other few inhospitable or remote islands.
  • Antarctica is mostly covered in ice except for 1% which is permanently ice-free.
  • Australia claims to own the largest territory in Antarctica: 5.8 million sqr km (2.2 million sqr mi).
  • The largest iceberg ever measured is bigger than Jamaica: 11,000 sqr km (4,200 sqr mi). It broke away from Antarctica in 2000.
  • In 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant mother to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. The boy became the first human known to be born in Antarctica.
  • The average thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6 km).
  • Winds in some places of Antarctica can reach 200 mph (320 km/h).
  • Antarctica is almost 1.5 times the size of the U.S.
  • 90 % of all meteorites ever found have come from Antarctica.
  • The World’s Oldest Sperm was discovered in Antarctica: 50-million-year-old sperm cells from a worm.
  • There are Victoria’s Secret models from every continent except Antarctica.
  • There is just one insect native to Antarctica, the Belgica Antarctica.
  • There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs red as blood.
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  • There are no polar bears found in Antarctica.They are only in the Arctic‎.
  • Antarctica has only one ATM.
  • Argentina claims 965,597 km2 (372,819 square miles) in Antarctica, where it has the world’s oldest continuous state presence, since 1904.
  • Antarctica was once covered in rich green forests and inhabited by dinosaurs, during one of Earth’s warmest cycles.
  • The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica is twice the size of Europe.
  • No sitting U.S. president has visited Antarctica.
  • Every year, a half marathon, marathon and a 100K run take place in Antarctica despite an average windchill temperature of -20°C.

These are the top Antarctica Facts and there are plenty of facts about other continents.

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