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Welcome to the coldest village on Earth where the temperature can hit -71.2C, mobiles don't work...
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Posted on 02/02/2014 12:17:23 PM PST by chessplayer

If you thought it was cold where you are at the moment then a visit to the Russian village of Oymyakon might just change your mind.

With the average temperature for January standing at -50C, it is no wonder the village is the coldest permanently inhabited settlement in the world.

Known as the 'Pole of Cold', the coldest ever temperature recorded in Oymyakon was -71.2C.

Unsurprisingly, locals are hardened to the weather and unlike in other countries - where a flurry of snow brings things grinding to a halt, Oymyakon's solitary school only shuts if temperatures fall below -52C. (-61.6 F)

The frozen ground makes it difficult for working indoor plumbing, so most toilets are outhouses.

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1 posted on 02/02/2014 12:17:23 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Pretty cool (pun intended). And no political prisoners as far as the eye can see . . . .


2 posted on 02/02/2014 12:20:07 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: chessplayer
at least they have hot chicks


3 posted on 02/02/2014 12:23:32 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: chessplayer
Oymyakon has never reported a temperature above freezing between October 25 and March 17 of any given year.

But for a short time in the summer, it does get hot. Average high is 73 in July.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 12:24:03 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: chessplayer

Wow. I bet that they get their “business” done in short order in those ice-cold outhouses! :-)


5 posted on 02/02/2014 12:24:15 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: man_in_tx

prolly easy to wear depends


6 posted on 02/02/2014 12:25:17 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

BRRRrrrrr,,Ivana tellyou sumting.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 12:25:21 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: chessplayer

By reading that article I just found out Phillip Seymour Hoffman OD’d today.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 12:27:07 PM PST by autumnraine
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To: chessplayer

I’d hate to think of the jog through -50 weather to use the out house.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 12:30:00 PM PST by tbw2
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To: chessplayer

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/01/22/article-0-1715E3F0000005DC-885_470x523.jpg

She would keep you warm!! Russian women are beautiful.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 12:32:38 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: chessplayer

Staying warm is a full time task.

11 posted on 02/02/2014 12:33:47 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: chessplayer

WOW!

January temperature at -58 degrees Fahrenheit!

Just think how much colder it would be if we didn’t have man-made global warming.....


12 posted on 02/02/2014 12:37:01 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: mylife

After living seventy miles from Fairbanks, I have had my share of cold weather...-60. It looks as though they keep the extreme cold temperatures for a long time instead of just periodically. Therein lies the problem. The longer it is cold, problems multiply fast. We all have
heater plug-ins for batteries and block and you
know when to use them. There are plug-ins everywhere
up here and people leave there cars running for hours
at a time. Most people have auto start so they can
start their cars to warm up at a distance. Our water
lines are 8 ft. deep and you can’t just insulate, you
must use plastic too are frost will creep in everywhere.
I wear two sets of cleats on my boots as there is ice everywhere since we had a few warm days that left the snow a sheet of ice.

We are starting to see more sunlight and by March our days
will be bright all the time until it never gets dark
in June. I love that. Anyway, it is a different
way of life but I’m able to get out and snow machine
most of the winter and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
There isn’t a stop light on the road going south for
450 miles. I can only go north 70 miles until I
reach a stoplight. There are no roads going east or
west as that except for a few dirt roads is vast wilderness.
I don’t dream of being on a beach, but
I do love the summer as the weather is perfect.
I am glad I moved to Alaska.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 12:43:56 PM PST by Cowgirl
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To: Cowgirl

Yeah, cold is like high heat,you can only take it in small doses.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 12:47:38 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: autumnraine

RIP


15 posted on 02/02/2014 12:49:42 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: chessplayer

All I can say is that place needs more C02!!


16 posted on 02/02/2014 12:49:45 PM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: bigheadfred

prolly easy to wear depends

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True.

Wonder if they even know about Depends.

Village almost seems stuck in the 1940s.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 12:52:54 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: Cowgirl

Wow!


18 posted on 02/02/2014 12:54:57 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: concentric circles
I had a Swedish Girlfriend once.
Her idea of fun was to sweat yer *** off in a sauna, wrestle in the snow and have me spank her *** with birch twig.

go figure ☺

19 posted on 02/02/2014 12:55:05 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: autumnraine

RIP Phillip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOccnRyCUUQ


20 posted on 02/02/2014 12:59:15 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Cowgirl

I’m from the Georgia-Florida border. My friend and I , a couple of retired bachelors , tried to drive to Deadhorse last year.
We got north of Coldfoot when it SNOWED in early August. We headed south !!!! Beautiful country and the finest people you could meet ...and in my opinion the most hale, hearty, capable, independent group I have ever seen.
You have my admiration and respect. I’m married now and she does not want to move to Alaska...(hehehe)
It is cold here today...only in the low 60’s.Going out to pick a lime for my gin and tonic while I watch the game..One of the benefits of living in the deep South ..
I hope everyone has a great day..


21 posted on 02/02/2014 1:02:05 PM PST by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: man_in_tx

“Amos Chapple said that photographing the village was a nightmare - locals are so mindful of the cold that they are only outside as they race from doorway to doorway usually with their gloves clapped to their faces.”


22 posted on 02/02/2014 1:07:06 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; All

Towards the beginning of the video in the referenced article, I noticed that the gentleman (male voices) holding the digital thermometer spins the probe in circles. Doesn’t spinning the probe possibly introduce false lower temperature readings as a result of artificial wind chill?


23 posted on 02/02/2014 1:09:05 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: chessplayer

pronounced Oh-my-achin’ as in Oh my aching’ bones just thinking how cold it is there.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 1:10:56 PM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: Amendment10

It possibly could, but you need moisture in the air to cause evaporative cooling, and at those temps, the air is pretty dry.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 1:11:54 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: man_in_tx

if they dont know about depends they prolly use something ummm similar and they are STUCK in their south 40s


26 posted on 02/02/2014 1:13:57 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Amendment10

Wind doesn’t affect thermometer readings. If it’s 5 degrees with a wind chill of -10, the thermometer will show 5 degrees.


27 posted on 02/02/2014 1:15:02 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Amendment10
Dry Bulb, Wet Bulb and Dew Point Temperatures
28 posted on 02/02/2014 1:18:04 PM PST by xone
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To: Redmen4ever

Barrow, Alaska is a tropical resort compared to that place.


29 posted on 02/02/2014 1:18:20 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; Amendment10

keeping the thermometer moving may dispel his body heat signature and give a more accurate reading


30 posted on 02/02/2014 1:19:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: nascarnation; Amendment10

Evaporative cooling stops when the moisture freezes.

Wind chill refers not to the temperature reached, but rather to how rapidly heat is lost in getting to that temperature.

IOW, a person (or anything else above ambient temperature) outside at 0F and 10 mph wind (-16F windchill) would lose heat as fast as a person at a temperature of -16F and no wind. But once he reached 0F he wouldn’t cool below that temperature no matter how long outside.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 1:24:07 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: chessplayer

Try Kamchatka.


32 posted on 02/02/2014 1:24:20 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Cowgirl

“There isn’t a stop light on the road going south for
450 miles. I can only go north 70 miles until I
reach a stoplight. There are no roads going east or
west as that except for a few dirt roads is vast wilderness.”

That sounds like my old birthplace of Battleford Saskatchewan.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 1:26:51 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Amendment10

Spinning the probe gets it to the ambient temperature more quickly.


34 posted on 02/02/2014 1:26:57 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: chessplayer

Without heat from fossil fuels they’d be out in the cold.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 1:28:43 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: max americana

The people that grew up here such as my husband have
really extreme stories to tell. It makes for people that
are very self reliant.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 1:31:34 PM PST by Cowgirl
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To: mylife

How is your lovely Swedish


37 posted on 02/02/2014 1:34:06 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Redmen4ever

Average daily high in February (coldest month) in Barrow, AK is -8 and average nighttime low is -20. Barrow ain’t got nothing on Oymyakon.


38 posted on 02/02/2014 1:35:01 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: mylife

Wife? Sorry


39 posted on 02/02/2014 1:35:35 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Amendment10
Doesn’t spinning the probe possibly introduce false lower temperature readings as a result of artificial wind chill?

No.

Wind Chill does not lower temperature of an object below the ambient temperature.

Wind Chill is a measurement of how fast leaves a warmer object as compared to without wind. Things like living creatures, heated homes, etc are affected by wind chill as the heat needs to be replenished faster to maintain the same warmer temperature. Once an object is cooled to the ambient temperature, like a rock or a thermometer, has no effect.

Supplying a little extra wind by spinning it around, just gets the thermometer to the actual temperature faster (if you had kept the probe indoors, instead of leaving it outdoors).

40 posted on 02/02/2014 1:35:55 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Amendment10

Left out a word

how fast HEAT leaves a warmer object...


41 posted on 02/02/2014 1:36:56 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Redmen4ever

Oymyakon’s 24 hour average is almost 45 degrees colder than Barrow. Yikes!


42 posted on 02/02/2014 1:39:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Cowgirl

How are the skeeters and blackflies in the summer?


43 posted on 02/02/2014 2:14:28 PM PST by driftless2
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To: chessplayer

I would like to visit there in the Wintertime.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 2:35:00 PM PST by rawhide
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To: chessplayer

That’s where they should have had the WINTER Olympics.

One would think they’d have a number of graves pre-dug in the summer.

That puppy looks like he wants out of the cold.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 2:38:51 PM PST by bgill
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To: concentric circles

The only reason that you should see only a woman's eyes is extreme cold!

46 posted on 02/02/2014 3:37:50 PM PST by GraceG
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To: chessplayer
Earlier this month I spent a night in a town about 200 miles north of Montreal during which the temp fell to -42c which I think translates to something like -46F.My first task when I arrived was to fill my tank so I went to a big Shell station.They said their diesel pumps weren't working because it was too cold.Fortunately the station down the street had functioning diesel pumps.I can assure you folks that even a minute in that cold in beyond description.

And beyond belief.

47 posted on 02/02/2014 4:29:31 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Close to my personal cold record of -48°F. You have to really dress right for that or you get hurt.

I’ve been outside with wind chill of -72°F, but that was just a run across the tarmack. Out of it as quick as we could.

Both a
On the Alaskan North Slope oil fields.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 5:01:53 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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On the Alaskan North Slope oil fields.

For a few years I've been debating if I should put driving the Dalton Highway to my bucket list.Given that I just recently scratched driving the Autobahn from the list (long story) I probably won't.

I recall something I read while the Alaska Pipeline was being built....it was about a wish that ordinary Alaskans had:"happiness is 10,000 Oakies leaving for home...with a Texan under each arm".

49 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:25 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: chessplayer

“A view of Stalin’s ‘Road of Bones’, the route to Oymyakon, on a -50c evening

One might ask the New York Times to explain the road’s name.


50 posted on 02/02/2014 5:23:50 PM PST by Western Phil
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