Antarctica takes position number one among the coldest places on earth. Mostly uninhabited except for penguin and seal colonies found along the coast, Antarctica has practically no match on the temperature department. At the Plateau Station, temperatures can easily plummet to -119.23 Fahrenheit (-84 Celsius) and the annual average temperature barely reaches -32.8F (-36C). The record as the coldest place, however, goes to Vostok Station, Antarctica, where the temperature reached -129F (-89.4C) on 21 July 1983. Scientists are the only humans to live on Antarctica for months at a time, and even they do it only in summer.
Of all inhabited areas, one of the coldest places in the world is Siberia. Although global warming has taken a toll on Siberian winters over the past decade, it's normal for temperatures to reach -60F (-51.1C) in January. Oymyakon, in Eastern Siberia, has an average winter temperature of -49F (45C), and may have reached a low of -96.16F (-71.2C), although the official