Antarctica – 20 Surprising Facts

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Antarctica is the coldest region of the world which has no permanent residents. The only human activity within the circle is that of scientific research endeavors. The frozen tundra stretches for as far as the eye can see with temperatures dropping lower than anywhere else in the world. Here are twenty surprising facts, some you may now but others will definitely shock you!

1. 99% of Antarctica is Ice

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The icy continent has a surface which is comprised of 99% ice. The glacier which covers Antarctica is known as the ice sheet and it occupies most of the surface area.

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