Forsíða Hugur og Heilsa Tuttugu ÓTRÚLEGAR staðreyndir um Suðurskautslandið sem eru 100% sannar! – MYNDIR

Tuttugu ÓTRÚLEGAR staðreyndir um Suðurskautslandið sem eru 100% sannar! – MYNDIR

Suðurskautslandið er vægast sagt magnað og flestu fólki fannst það löngu áður en það las þessa grein.

En eftir að hafa séð þessar tuttugu ótrúlegu staðreyndir um Suðurskautslandið þá er það miklu meira spennandi staður:

#1 An American Scientist Was The First And Only Person To Find A Match On Tinder In Antarctica

An American Scientist Was The First And Only Person To Find A Match On Tinder In Antarctica

One cold and lonely December night, an American scientist, who was conducting research on Antarctica, decided to log on to Tinder just for fun. He wanted to see if there were any women out on the icy, lonely continent. At first, no profiles showed up, but after the scientist expanded the app’s location radius, he actually found someone: another researcher, just a 45-minute helicopter ride away. He swiped right and a few minutes later they matched, making it the first Tinder match on Antarctica.

#2 There Are Places In Antarctica Which Haven’t Received Rain Or Snow In 2 Million Years

There Are Places In Antarctica Which Haven't Received Rain Or Snow In 2 Million Years

#3 There Is A Waterfall In Antarctica Which Is Called Blood Falls

There Is A Waterfall In Antarctica Which Is Called Blood Falls

#4 More Meteorites Are Found In Antarctica Than Anywhere Else In The World

More Meteorites Are Found In Antarctica Than Anywhere Else In The World

#5 70% Percent Of World’s Fresh Water Is In Antarctica

70% Percent Of World's Fresh Water Is In Antarctica

#6 Antarctica Has No Official Time Zone

Antarctica Has No Official Time Zone

As Antarctica is mostly uninhabited, the continent is not officially divided into time zones. However, a number of existing research stations use either the time zone of the country that operates or supplies them, or use the local time of countries located nearby. For example, McMurdo Station observes New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) during standard time and New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT) during the Daylight Saving Time (DST) period in New Zealand. Palmer Station (an American research station) keeps Chile Summer Time (CLST) as Chile is the closest country to their station.

#7 The Average Ice Sheet Thickness In Antarctica Is 1 Mile / 1.6 Kilometers

The Average Ice Sheet Thickness In Antarctica Is 1 Mile

#8 The Largest Recorded Iceberg Was Bigger Than The Whole Island Of Jamaica

The Largest Recorded Iceberg Was Bigger Than The Whole Island Of Jamaica

#9 Emilio Marcos Palma Was The First Person To Be Born In Antarctica

Emilio Marcos Palma Was The First Person To Be Born In Antarctica

#10 The World’s Oldest Sperm Was Found In Antarctica

The World's Oldest Sperm Was Found In Antarctica

#11 Sled Dogs Have Been Banned From Antarctica In 1994

Sled Dogs Have Been Banned From Antarctica In 1994

Back in 1911, sled dogs hauled supplies for Norwegian explorers led by Roald Amundsen. It was the first expedition to reach the South Pole. Afterwards, sled dogs were kept and used in Antarctica for years. However, they were banned from the continent in 1993 due to fear that they might transmit canine distemper to the Antarctic seals or would escape and disturb the local wildlife.

#12 There Are Two Civilian Towns In Antarctica

There Are Two Civilian Towns In Antarctica

#13 More Than 300 Large Lakes Exist Underneath The Ice Sheet

More Than 300 Large Lakes Exist Underneath The Ice Sheet

#14 The Lowest Surface Temperature On Earth Ever Recorded Is -144 °F (-98 °C)

The Lowest Surface Temperature On Earth Ever Recorded Is -144 °F (-98 °C)

#15 Antarctica Was Once A Tropical Continent And It Can Become Once Again Due To CO2 Emissions

Antarctica Was Once A Tropical Continent And It Can Become One Again Due To CO2 Emissions

#16 Earth’s Gravitational Pull Is Shifting Because Of Climate Change

Earth's Gravitational Pull Is Shifting Because Of Climate Change

Today the effects of climate change are so grave, that gravity itself is changing. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), in only three years, Antarctica has lost so much ice that it caused a shift in the Earth’s gravitational pull. As it was found during one study, the loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 has actually caused a dip in the gravity field over the region.

#17 Mount Erebus Is One Of The Few Consistently Active Volcanoes On Earth

Mount Erebus Is One Of The Few Consistently Active Volcanoes On Earth

#18 Antarctica, The Arctic And Some Other Remote Islands Are The Only Places In The World Not Colonized By Ants

Antarctica, The Arctic And Some Other Remote Islands Are The Only Places In The World Not Colonized By Ants

#19 Antarctica Has One ATM

Antarctica Has One ATM

#20 Antarctica Is The Only Continent Without Reptiles And Snakes

Antarctica Is The Only Continent Without Reptiles And Snakes