It Just Hit Minus-88 Degrees in the World's Coldest Village...

posted by Scott and Sadie - 

Oymyakon is a small village in the Siberia region of Russia, and its claim to fame is that it's the coldest place on Earth where people actually live.

 

Well . . . they figured that notoriety might draw some tourists, so a few years back, they put up a new tourist attraction:  A big thermometer.

 

Then, earlier this week, the temperature in Oymyakon hit MINUS-88 DEGREES Fahrenheit.  And that made it so cold that it BROKE the town's big thermometer.

 

Believe it or not, that wasn't even the record low in the village . . . but it is the modern record. Back in February of 1933, they hit minus-90. 

  

(USA Today / The Telegraph)

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