Un­known facts about vis­it­ing Antarc­tica:

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The Antarc­tic Cir­cle rings the south­ern part of the globe and Antarc­tica is the fifth largest con­ti­nent.

At least two ac­tive vol­ca­noes ex­ist in Antarc­tica. The high­est, Mount Ere­bus (12,448 feet; 3,794 me­ters) boasts a per­ma­nent lake. The other lies on De­cep­tion Is­land, off the Antarc­tic Penin­sula. Al­though erup­tions in 1967 and 1969 da­m­aged sci­ence sta­tions there, the is­land re­mains a pop­u­lar stop-off for tourists, who can bathe in the water warmed by the vol­cano while sur­rounded by ice.

Its freez­ing cold in Antarc­tica the year round, the cold­est tem­per­a­ture ever recorded here was mi­nus 89 de­grees Cel­sius!

No­body lives in Antarc­tica. In Jan­uary 1979, Emile Marco Palma be­came the first human to be born on Antarc­tica. Since then, only ten other peo­ple have been born on the con­ti­nent.

Antarc­tica is only ac­ces­si­ble by small sail­ing boats or mo­tor ves­sels; no more than 100 peo­ple can land on the Antarc­tic Penin­sula at any given point of time.

There are no time zones in Antarc­tica, hence it’s al­ways zero o’ clock in Antarc­tica.

Dur­ing the sum­mer months, ex­pe­ri­ence 24 hours of day­light. In De­cem­ber, when the ship starts to sail, it will be sum­mer in Antarc­tica

If you throw boil­ing water into the air in Antarc­tica, it will in­stantly va­por­ize. Most of the par­ti­cles will turn into steam while oth­ers are in­stantly con­verted to small pieces of ice.

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