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Do you think it’s cold? What about -67F(-55C) in Russia!?

Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia and it is one of the coldest permanently inhabited locales on Earth.

A few days ago, the temperature fall below -67F(-55C)!

These temperatures came earlier than normal.

The village, which is home to about

500 people, was, in the 1920s and 1930s, a stopover for reindeer herders who would water their flocks from the thermal spring.

Oymyakonsky is located around 750 metres above sea level and the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer.

Nothing grows there so people eat reindeer meat and horsemeat. A single shop provides the town’s bare necessities and the locals work as reindeer-breeders, hunters and ice-fisherman.

Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.

(PHOTO: World Meteorological Organization)

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