The small village of Oymyakon in Siberia is generally acknowledged to be the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world. Recently, temperatures dropped to a chilly -62° C (-80° F), which kind of makes my complaints about the 0° stint we had here not long ago seem kinda…whiny.
It’s cold enough that a new electronic thermometer stopped working, and people’s eyelashes were freezing into tiny icicles.
Pretty, but I think I’ll leave them to it.
In case you’re wondering, the lowest ever recorded temperature in Oymyakon was -67.7° C (-89.9° F) in 1933 – which is also the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere.