Interesting facts about cold

Until recently, the coldest place on Earth was considered the city of Verkhoyansk in Northern Yakutia, where frosts reach minus 69.8 degrees. Then a lower temperature (-71) was noted in Oymyakon, which is located 700 kilometers southeast of Verkhoyansk. And yet, the real pole of cold is in Antarctica. Scientists have registered the lowest temperature there - minus 88.3 degrees Celsius.

It is curious that in Yakutsk, located at 63 degrees north latitude, and in Lisbon, located 23 degrees south, in July there is the same temperature - plus 20 degrees.

The air temperature drops by 6.5 degrees for every kilometer as it rises. This happens up to an altitude of 11 kilometers, where the temperature is minus 56 degrees and further at a considerable altitude remains unchanged.

According to historical evidence, in 1485 in the Russian state (meaning the present-day Moscow region) gardens bloomed in January and February, but frosts came in March and all the gardens died.

In 1634, snow fell in Germany at the end of July, and in 1466 near Moscow at the end of May and in June the snow did not melt for two days. In winter, in 1928-1929, the lower reaches of the Danube froze over. The Black Sea completely froze over in 401, 1011 and 1620. In 1011, freeze-up was noted even along the lower course of the Nile, and in 1620 the Mediterranean Sea froze over near Genoa.