Would you rather live in the windiest place on earth or the coldest place on earth?
- The Guinness Book of World Records and National Geographic Atlas have both listed Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica as the windiest place on the planet. Katabatic winds in Commonwealth Bay are recorded at over 150 mph on a regular basis, and the average annual wind speed is 50 mph.
- The coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth is northeastern Siberia, where temperatures in the towns of Verkhoyansk and Oimekon dropped to a bone-chilling 90 degrees below zero Fahrenheit (minus 67.8 C) in 1892 and 1933. (Nasa Science on April 18, 2020).
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