Pop Quiz: Now That's Cold!


Answer: A)
In 1983, a temperature of -128.6 °F (-89.2 °C) degrees Fahrenheit was recorded at the Russian Antarctic research base in Vostok. What makes this spot in particular so cold? Probably Antarctic's legendary Katabatic winds, masses of air that literally fall off the continent's high inland plateau toward the sea at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, have something to do with it.

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Source: PBS