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Ravinder Malik Jun 17 2015

10 incredible facts we bet you didn't know about Antarctica

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We have listed out 10 incredible facts about Antarctica, just for you! Read on....

1. Contrary to popular belief, there are no polar bears in Antarctica. It’s all about penguins in this part of the planet.




2. Emile Marco Palma was the first person to be born in Antarctica in January 1978. Ice, ice, baby!



3. Antarctica came into existence in 1820, prior to that it was considered to be a group of islands. Vostok Station in Elizabeth Island has the lowest natural temperature of −89.2 °C. This is one of the world’s most incredible extremes!


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4. Can you believe that 53 million years ago, Antarctica was so warm that its shores were lined with palm trees.



5. The normal thickness of Antarctic ice is about 1 mile, which means that it constitutes almost 70% of freshwater on Earth! Strange, but true.



6. Metallica in Antarctica! Well, the famous band has the distinction of being the first band to play a gig in Antarctica. “Freeze ‘Em All”, quite literally!


Photo from official website of Metallica

7. Antarctica is not only about ice, it is also one of the driest places across the globe, which are known as Dry Valleys or Snow Valleys.


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8. Want to enjoy a couple of drinks even in the remotest corner of world? Don’t worry, Antarctica has a bar as well, and it’s the world’s southernmost bar, Faraday’s Bar!


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9. Want to know who was the first human to reach the South Pole? The credit goes to Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who left Robert Falcon (an english explorer) behind in an expedition and planted his national flag in Antarctica on 14th December, 1911.


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10. Antarctica is home to one of the longest mountain ranges--the Transantarctic Mountains which divide the continent into West and East sections.


Photo by Hgrobe

We bet that you can’t resist a trip here after reading these 10 incredible facts about Antarctica. So what are you waiting for?

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