Tuesday, July 03, 2012


coolest facts about one of the coolest continent on earth.

*. Believe it or not, Antarctica is the driest continent on earth.
*. Antarctica is considered as a desert.
*. The coldest temperature Antarctica has ever reached is 89 Degree Celsius.
*. Antarctica was discovered only on 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on Vostok and Mirny.
*. Antarctica is almost 1.3 times as large as Europe.
*. Almost 70% of world’s fresh water is in Antarctica an 98% of it is covered by Ice sheets.
*. If all the ice in Antarctica is melted our sea levels will increase by upto 200 feet.
*. There are no native people in Antarctica.
*. At any given time there are an average of5000 researchers in Antarctica.
*. Catherine Mikkelson was the first woman to set foot on Antarctica. It was on 1935.

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