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World’s Coldest Village Drops To -80° & The Photos Are Spectacular.

The average person has no idea what a deep freeze feels like. We get hit with a foot of snow or read a thermometer that says 22 degrees Fahrenheit and immediately find ourselves barely able to cope.

Well, there’s a tiny village in Siberia where such conditions are laughable, almost comparable to a day at the beach. The residents there have successfully acclimated to some of the coldest temperatures on Earth. Welcome to Oymyakon, Siberia.

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It’s a small community, made up of roughly 500 people. The children are expected to attend school right up until temperatures sink to -62 degrees. And even that doesn’t touch the coldest possible temperatures that villagers endure annually.

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Oymyakon recently made international headlines after temperatures dropped so low — an absolutely bone-chilling -80 degrees — that it BROKE thermometers.


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If you can’t quite grasp just how cold that is, consider this: Your refrigerator’s freezer has an average temperature of about 0 degrees. That means that, in theory, you wouldn’t need a proper refrigerator in Oymyakon to get by!

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Indeed, life in Oymyakon isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you want to get creative with your eyelash decorations, it might be worth the trip.

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The people and the animals that live there get by with smiles on their faces (and sometimes tongues hanging out!).


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If you’re a hardcore adventurer, then this Siberian village is definitely a place you’ll want to consider visiting. As you can see from the little clip below, it really is magical! If you’re a fan of unusual tourist stops, definitely share this story!

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