Interesting Facts about Antarctica

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Interesting Facts about Antarctica

Interesting Facts about Antarctica

#1 90% of the world’s fresh water is in Antarctica.

#2 Antarctica is the only continent without native species of ants.

#3 During summer, the sun does not set in Antarctica, which actually means it receives much sunlight than the equator during that period of time.

#4 One of strange Antarctica facts is that a glacier named “Blood Fall” regularly pours out the red liquid, which makes it look like ice is bleeding.

#5 Antarctica is the largest desert in the world.

#6 There are no permanent residents or native people in Antarctica but up to 1000 people wintering over at different search stations.

#7 There are no polar bears in Antarctica, they are in Arctic.

#8 Only 2% of the continent is explored and most of the area is covered in ice over 1.6 kilometers thick.

#9 There are at least 7 Christian Churches in Antarctica.

#10 1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. Her child became the 1st person to be born on the southernmost continent.

#11 Vinson Massif is the highest point in Antarctica at 16,362 feet.

#12 Southern ocean surrounds Antarctica.

#13 There are no land mammals in Antarctica while there are lots of whales, penguins, and seals in Antarctica’s water.

#14 In Antarctica, there is only 1 ATM.

#15 In Antarctica, there is a unique group of fish called ice fish. These have no red pigment hemoglobin in their blood to carry oxygen around.

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