The thermometer in a remote Siberian village known as the coldest inhabited place on earth has broken as temperatures plunged to near-record depths. The public device, which was installed in Oymyakon as a tourist attraction, recorded -62C, before malfunctioning this week. Meanwhile the Siberian Times reports that some locals had readings as low as -67C - in touching distance of the record -67.7C, which was logged in the village in February 1933. That temperature was the lowest ever recorded outside the Antarctic and cemented the village, in the Yakutia region, the coldest permanently-inhabited place on earth. Yet it is still some way off the coldest temperature ever recorded on the planet, which was -94.7C captured by a NASA satellite in east Antarctica in 2013. Oymyakon has 50 permanent residents and its name means “non-freezing water” due to a nearby thermal spring. The settlement originally developed as a stopover for reindeer herders who came to water their animals at the spring.
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19 degrees this morning and the wind was howling. Sorry for the windy audio. @frostglovebaseball kept my hands warm throwing and taking BP. Love that I can keep training outside even in the cold.