Friday, 11 May 2012

Coldest Town on the 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.

 Oymyakon means "non-freezing water", situated as it is to a nearby hot spring at a toasty 32 ºF

 There is no mobile coverage in Oymyakon and even if it did, it would be unusable as most electronics stop working in freezing temperatures.

 Yakut cowboy

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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