The coldest place in the world: Oymyakon

The coldest place in the world: Oymyakon

Take a garment, wash it and hang it on a clothesline outside. Half an hour later, you’d be able to rip it apart, as if it were made out of paper. Get some dishwashing liquid soap, make a bubble and watch it turn into a solid sphere in mere seconds. If you have decided to take photos, do it quickly because your camera’s batteries won’t last longer than 10 minutes. Even the ink inside of a pen would freeze in a matter of minutes. So does vodka, which means that if you have decided to warm yourself up with a drink, you are going to have to nibble at it. Don’t wear your glasses outside, because it would only take a few minutes for them to freeze to your face.

These are only a few of the useful tips you need to know, in case you have decided to head to the coldest inhabited place in the Northern hemisphere – a Russian village called Oymyakon. If you ever come to Oymyakon during the winter, your idea of Siberian freeze would take on a whole other dimension. The fact that...
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