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Antarctica sets new record with 135.8 degrees below zero

135 degrees

Ice scientist Ted Scambos said the new record is ’50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota.’

Normal core body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and mild hypothermia sets in at about 95 degrees F. After that, as you start dropping in temperature, bad things happen.

At 91 degrees F, you can experience amnesia.
At 82 degrees you can lose consciousness
Below 70 degrees F, you have profound hypothermia and death will occur

The record for the lowest body temperature at which an adult has been known to survive is 56.7 degrees F, which occurred after the person was submerged in cold, icy water for quite some time.

Absolute zero is the lowest temperature that can exist. This is -273 C or -459 F.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521142/East-Antarctica-sets-record-soul-crushing-cold-135-8-zero.html#ixzz2n5Fdcv58

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Rare Video: Wild grizzly bear has heart attack

This is a rare thing to capture on video. Watch a wild grizzly bear have a heart attack while running uphill and die. Skip to 1:30 if you don’t want to hear these guys talk about their experience. Location: Kodiak Island, Alaska (Warning: Bear dying)

 

A retired snow blower train in Skagway, Alaska

Would not want to be caught on the tracks with this thing coming.
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