Oymyakon! Coldest Town On Earth Where Temperature Could Go As Low As Minus 50C

If you love cold weather you might likely run away from this Russian town which is rated the coldest Town on earth.

It is not for those who just love cold weather but for people that have a body system and lifestyle designed to survive in such an unbelievably cold town.

The Russian town of Oymyakon is the coldest town on earth.

The town has schools, a bank, a post office and an airport runway
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It is located in a remote corner of Siberia, with just about 500 residents.
These residents usually endure high temperatures that struggle to surpass minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, according to AccuWeather.

In the town, everything is covered in snow
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It’s perfectly common in the winter months for lows to range from minus 50 to minus 40 degrees.
The only other location in the world that has similar cold weather norms to Oymyakon is interior Antarctica.

Despite the harsh weather, life continues as normal. School children go to school and have fun like kids in cities with normal temperature.
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To cope with the harsh weather, residents of Oymyakon use outhouses as indoor plumbing tends to freeze. Cars are heated in garages or can be left running all the time, according to AccuWeather. And because the ground is too frozen for crops to grow, residents rely on a largely meat-based diet.

Via ABC news

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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