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‘Coldest Village’ on Earth Breaks Town Thermometer and Freezes Eyelashes

And yet people and students still go to work and school, despite the extreme weather.

Oymyakon is unlike any village in the world. It is where students are still expected to attend class despite temperatures reaching -52 degrees Celsius. The remote Siberian village is deemed as the coldest – yet permanently habited – settlement in the planet.

Recently, its temperature has just reached -62 degrees Celsius. The cold is much stronger than ever. Not only is it gripping legs, it is also turning people’s eyelashes into icicles.

According to the official weather station, the “pole of cold” has recorded -59 degrees Celsius, though the town thermometer claimed a reading of -62 degrees Celsius. The device even stopped working as soon as it reached its painful mark. Locals even claim the temperature went as low as -68 degrees Celsius. Back in the 1920s and 1930s, the village was known to be a stopover for herders of reindeer. They used the place to water their flocks from the thermal spring.

The Soviet government wanted its nomadic population to put down roots. This resulted to making Oymyakon a permanent settlement.

The coldest village on Earth, Oymyakon, is actually permanently inhabited.

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The temperature recently plummeted greatly.

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It is so cold that it actually has the potential to freeze a person’s eyeball.

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Still, students are expected to go to school.

And employees have to go to work.

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Here is what to expect when your drive there.

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Luckily for street vendors, there is no need for them to refrigerate their fish.

Here, take a look.

Some tourists there are just as crazy as the weather.

Like this group of men right here.

Instead of complaining, people use the cold to be creative.

The village lies in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia.

It is named after the Oymyakon River, whose name reportedly comes from the Even word kheium, meaning “unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter.”

There are those who claim, however, that the Even word might mean “frozen lake.”

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Well, either way, it is truly cold in the area.

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Interestingly, there around 500 people who live there.

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It stands around 750 meters above sea level.

Brushing the snow off these creatures is a normal thing.

The village is nicknamed the Northern Pole of Cold.

And mind you, the winter there is both long and extremely cold.

They have summer, too, actually.

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And it can also be extremely hot.

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The village was originally a stoopover for reindeer herders.

The Soviet government, later on, transformed it to a permanent settlement.

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At night, the cold seems to make the village look like a Winter Wonderland.

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It also has some beautiful sights to offer.

And lovely women, too!

In Oymyakon, the day length greatly varies from 3 hours in December to twenty-one hours in June.

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That is why you have to be quick if you intend to go sightseeing.

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What do you think about the coldest village on Earth? If given the opportunity, would you pay it a visit? Let us know in the comments below!


Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner

But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?

The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.

Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory.

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Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend

The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!

One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.

The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players.

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Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years

This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…

If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.

This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”

Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her.

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