1. Believe it or not, Antarctica is the driest continent on earth.
  2. Antarctica is considered as a desert.
  3. The coldest temperature Antarctica has ever reached is -89 Degree Celsius (−89.2 °C).
  4. Antarctica was discovered only on 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on Vostok and Mirny.
  5. Antarctica is almost 1.3 times as large as Europe.
  6. Almost 70% of world’s fresh water is in Antarctica an 98% of it is covered by Ice sheets.
  7. If all the ice in Antarctica is melted our sea levels will increase by upto 200 feet.
  8. There are no native people in Antarctica.
  9. At any given time there are an average of5000 researchers in Antarctica.
  10. Catherine Mikkelson was the first woman to set foot on Antarctica. It was on 1935.