10 Crazy Facts About The World’s Coldest Inhabited Place

Record-Breaking Temperatures

When below zero is a fact of life and average temperature year around is -38, it’s hard to imagine that it can get much colder. But in 1933, Oymyakon went far beyond its lowest digits, reaching a record-breaking -90 degrees!

Bye Bye Veggies

Most of us have the luxury of following any diet our heart desires. In Oymyakon, indoor plumbing is rare and the ground is far too frozen to grow fresh vegetables. So what do they eat? A mostly carnivorous diet such as raw flesh that’s been shaved from frozen fish and reindeer meat. A local delicacy is ice cubes of horse blood mixed with macaroni.