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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!

127 Comments

  1. Kiesha Jo Brown

    January 18, 2018 at 2:38 AM

    Deanna Kirk

  2. Jesse Quimpo

    January 18, 2018 at 2:09 AM

    Jason Sandra Wilyn Jhonna 🤪

  3. Samar Hayat Sufi

    January 18, 2018 at 2:00 AM

    Karan Nahd

  4. محمد نظري ابني عبدالله

    January 18, 2018 at 1:57 AM

    The coldest city in our place was 17°C. That also seems like we cant stand. The post- Oymyakon there was -68°C. Until your eyelashes turn into icicles, no need to refrigerate the fish, potential to freeze a person’s eyes balls. SubhanAllah..

  5. Marek Kusiak

    March 5, 2018 at 3:08 AM

    4 years ago in Poland -32

  6. Nuraida Dambong

    January 18, 2018 at 1:54 AM

    Lyndeezaire Birowa mabayah pa kaw humulah ha place aun snow?🤣🤣🤣

  7. Pathronilla Gawis

    January 18, 2018 at 1:51 AM

    Bruce Robin meh p cni in future

  8. Belle Shae

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Hector

  9. Yashik Jain

    March 5, 2018 at 4:51 AM

    Manu Jain Mj

  10. Ragnar Stanger

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Holy shit babs a place colder than here lol Julia Robin

  11. Yogesh Bhalerao

    January 18, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    On my List to visit this place 😎

  12. Mylyn Ragasa

    January 18, 2018 at 1:25 AM

    Mark Rommel Esguerra

  13. Evelyn Estuita

    March 4, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    As a southeast asian I never experienced what happen on the picture,,,really nice to see then eyelashes become froze…:-) 🙂 🙂 hope someday I can come to to feel how to be frozen!

  14. Valda LV

    January 18, 2018 at 1:23 AM

    Same picture but in different sites so many different number of degree. Strange!

  15. Koonpeng Chai

    January 18, 2018 at 1:21 AM

    Nice 👍

  16. Gizelle Anne Ramos Toribio

    January 18, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    Nathalie

  17. Boyd Patterson

    January 18, 2018 at 1:10 AM

    If you live there it is expected

  18. Joanna Abril Gonzales

    January 18, 2018 at 1:04 AM

    Jomari Gonzales

  19. Irish Tiu Galanido-Silvosa

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Leo Leo Leo

  20. Thanu Kavitha

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Yes….. With all my pleasure

  21. Lisa Turgeon

    March 5, 2018 at 4:47 AM

    Alesia Zhyrukhina Dwyer when your eyelashes froze after being outside for 5 minuets. 🤣🤣

  22. Steven Wong

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Let’s go there for holiday

  23. Mercy Ceding Rocios Pepito

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Grabe Mau yung pilikmata naging icy.

  24. Jamie Lee

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Pau Atanacio Leonor

  25. Chipoint Zarzar

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Ahmed Bodi (Ahamed bodi)
    Robert Aalim Pashu

  26. Bikram Sk

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Tinni cho jbo

  27. Danilo Rodelas

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    who said of global warming

  28. Gurpreet Mangat Gill

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Gurtej Singh Gill Harpreet Sohi Sukhpreet Mangat and you say Canada is coldest? 🤔😕

  29. Virginia Mcgrew

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Vivian Abraham

  30. Nicolle Mendoza

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Paul Anthony Despabeladeras Tundag

  31. Billie Anne Francisco

    March 5, 2018 at 4:51 AM

    Melvin Melo

  32. Shareen Gajadhar

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    True

  33. Janneth Sison

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Joanna hehe

  34. Luiza Chicourel

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Patricia Mangabeira

  35. Haripriya Gopalan

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Scott Nice

  37. Olin Abe

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    hoi Jennie Rodriguez Ghary Lampiernes

  38. Marlon Llanderal

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Only in Siberia.

  39. Kiesha Jo Brown

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Deanna Kirk

  40. Jesse Quimpo

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Jason Sandra Wilyn Jhonna 🤪

  41. Samar Hayat Sufi

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Karan Nahd

  42. Nuraida Dambong

    March 5, 2018 at 4:48 AM

    Lyndeezaire Birowa mabayah pa kaw humulah ha place aun snow?🤣🤣🤣

  43. Pathronilla Gawis

    March 5, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Bruce Robin meh p cni in future

  44. Yogesh Bhalerao

    March 5, 2018 at 4:47 AM

    On my List to visit this place 😎

  45. Mylyn Ragasa

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Mark Rommel Esguerra

  46. Valda LV

    March 4, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Same picture but in different sites so many different number of degree. Strange!

  47. Koonpeng Chai

    March 5, 2018 at 4:47 AM

    Nice 👍

  48. Gizelle Anne Ramos Toribio

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Nathalie

  49. Boyd Patterson

    March 5, 2018 at 4:19 AM

    If you live there it is expected

  50. Joanna Abril Gonzales

    March 5, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    Jomari Gonzales

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