This is the coldest inhabited place on Earth
Get to know Oymyakon: the coldest place on the planet inhabited by humans
There are some truly inhospitable places on Earth where human beings couldn't possibly survive, due to extreme heat, extreme cold, or an unforgiving landscape. There is one such spot in Russia, but somehow, a small town of hardy settlers has managed to survive there for more than a century. It's called Oymyakon and it has registered temperatures below -94°F (-70°C). It's the coldest inhabited place in the world.
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