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Amazing Facts About Antarctica

12 Freezing Facts About Antarctica

Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth still unexplored by humans. Only certain researchers or tourists visit Antarctica for specific duration of time. Not everyone has guts to visit Antarctica. Antarctica is the fifth largest continent and is covered almost completely in ice. It lies in the southern pole of Earth.

Today at FactWish, we have come with some of the interesting facts about this ice continent which most people don’t know. Lets get started.

1. Antarctica is the coldest, largest, driest and windiest continent on Earth.

Antarctica is the coldest, largest, driest and windiest continent on Earth

2. There is an ATM machine in Antarctica for money exchange.

There is an ATM machine in Antarctica for money exchange

3. Icy winds in Antarctica can cross speed up to 200 mph (320 km/h).

Icy winds in Antarctica can cross speed up to 200 mph

4. A waterfall in Antarctica runs as red as blood.

A waterfall in Antarctica runs as red as blood

5. In Antarctica, the size of ozone hole is twice the size of Europe.

In Antarctica, the size of ozone hole is twice the size of Europe

6. Antarctica was once a biodiversity of various living species several millions of years ago. Researchers have found 260 million years old fossil forests in Antarctica.

Antarctica was once a biodiversity of various living species

7. Nearly 90% of world’s fresh water is preserved in Antarctica in the form of ice.

Nearly 90% of world's fresh water is preserved in Antarctica in the form of ice

8. Antarctica is the only continent which doesn’t have any time zone.

Antarctica is the only continent which doesn't have any time zone

9. No country can involve military activities, mineral mining, nuclear explosions and waste disposal as per the treaty signed by 38 countries.

No country can involve military activities, mineral mining, nuclear explosions and waste disposal as per the treaty signed by 38 countries

10. Antarctica was once as warm as present day California.

Antarctica was once as warm as present day California

11. The median thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile (1.6 km).

The median thickness of ice in Antarctica is about 1 mile

12. There are few places in Antarctica which have received no rain or snowfall from last 2 million years.

Some parts of Antarctica have had no rain or snow for last 2 million years

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