- 1) Eastern Antarctic Plateau, Antarctica (-94°C) ...
- 2) Vostok Station Antarctica (-89.2°C) ...
- 3) Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica (-82.8°C) ...
- 4) Denali, Alaska, United States of America (-73°C) ...
- 5) Klinck station, Greenland (-69.6°C) ...
- 6) Oymyakon, Siberia, Russia (-67.7°C)
With 11/15 spots going to Canadian regions, there's certainly no signs of a mild fall season in the territories! Taking the prize as “the coldest place on Earth” right now is the South Pole in Antarctica, where temperatures are currently sitting at a cool -38.... view details ›
Antarctica is the world's coldest continent, and the coldest region of that frigid landscape is the expansive Polar Plateau.... see more ›
Below 70 F (21 C), you are said to have profound hypothermia and death can occur, Sawka said.... continue reading ›
Space is very, very cold. The baseline temperature of outer space is 2.7 kelvins (opens in new tab) — minus 454.81 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 270.45 degrees Celsius — meaning it is barely above absolute zero, the point at which molecular motion stops. But this temperature is not constant throughout the solar system.... continue reading ›
Iceland is characterized by a Polar Tundra climate and consequently, remains cold throughout the year. Temperatures in summer are as low as 50°F which fall even lower in winters, reaching as low as 37°F on average in January.... see details ›
Dallol holds the official record for highest average temperature for an inhabited place on Earth. From 1960 to 1966, the annual mean temperature of the locality was 34.4 °C (93.9 °F), while the average daily maximum temperature during the same period was recorded as a scorching 41.1 °C (106.0 °F).... view details ›
As far as countries go, Canada is pretty much the coolest — literally. It vies with Russia for first place as the coldest nation in the world, with an average daily annual temperature of —5.6ºC.... see more ›
Once your core body temperature reaches 40°C, your organs begin to fail, and unless you get into cooler conditions immediately, you will die.... view details ›
How does – or doesn't – your body cope in extreme situations? The maximum body temperature a human can survive is 108.14°F. At higher temperatures the body turns into scrambled eggs: proteins are denatured and the brain gets damaged irreparably.... see details ›
While chances of freezing to death in your home are small, there's a greater danger of death by fire, lack of oxygen or carbon monoxide poisoning.... see details ›
REAL SPOILER ALERT: The short answer is that the lack of oxygen would make you black out after about 15 seconds. Then by about 90 seconds you are too far gone to be saved. So you would die from lack of oxygen well before the radiation and cold would have time to kill you.... view details ›
Acute exposure to the vacuum of space: No, you won't freeze (or explode) One common misconception is that outer space is cold, but in truth, space itself has no temperature. In thermodynamic terms, temperature is a function of heat energy in a given amount of matter, and space by definition has no mass.... see more ›
No, there isn't sound in space.
This is because sound travels through the vibration of particles, and space is a vacuum. On Earth, sound mainly travels to your ears by way of vibrating air molecules, but in near-empty regions of space there are no (or very, very few) particles to vibrate – so no sound.... see more ›
Antarctica has the distinction of being the world's coldest country. While it's technically a continent, there are no separate countries within it, so it's essentially the only country on the continent! This place gets crazily cold.... see details ›
Alaska is the coldest state in the U.S. Alaska's average temperature is 28.1°F (-2.7°C) and can go as low as -30°F (-34°C) during the winter months. The Fairbanks area experiences some of the hottest and coldest temperatures in the state, with highs of 90°F in the summer and lows around -50°F.... continue reading ›