• Oymyakon, Siberia holds the chilly distinction of being the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth. Oymyakon sits just a few hundred miles south of the Arctic circle, about 500 miles (800 kilometers) east of Yakutsk, an industrial center on the banks of the river Lena in northeastern Russia. Temperatures here have plummeted to a record low of -96.16 degrees Fahrenheit (-71.2 degrees Celsius).
  • Right this minute (6/25/08-02:48 GMT) the coldest place on earth is Vostok, Antarctica. It is -95 F with an 11 mph wind, which would add to the chill factor. As best I know, no one's home as it's winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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