20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Antarctica



Step Into Liquid

Antarctica is mainly ice, but there is plenty of liquid water there too. Beneath its surface, Antarctica has about 300 lakes that are kept from freezing by the warmth from the Earth’s core.

Leapin’ Lizards!

Reptiles are found in great abundance everywhere on Earth… well, almost everywhere. Antarctica is the only continent that is not home to any scaly creatures.

Onward Christian Soldiers

Not only does Antarctica have civilization, but religion too! the continent is home to at least seven Christian churches.

A Bloody Mess

There is a waterfall in Antarctica that runs so red it looks like blood. In actual fact, it is merely iron-oxide (commonly known as rust) tainted saltwater.