At Least It's Not -65 Degrees

It's COLD in Middle Tennessee.  And tonight is gonna be even colder.  Like 9 degrees cold.  And for here, that's pretty miserable.

But imagine living somewhere, opening up the Weather app on your phone, and seeing THIS

MINUS 65 DEGREES.

That's Oymyakonskiy ulus (Oymyakon for short), a small town in Siberia that is pretty regularly below zero.  In fact, the lowest temperature ever recorded there is -96 Degrees.

AND PEOPLE LIVE THERE.

Not a lot of them - the town is only about 500 people - but still PEOPLE LIVE THERE.

 

Don't get me wrong, the scenery is gorgeous, as it is around Tennessee when it snows.

 
 

But MINUS 65 DEGREES.

I can't.

So, imagine what it's like right now in Nashville.

Now subtract 80 degrees.

Nope, nope, nope, nope.

But I repeat - people DO live in Oymyakon.  And although it's small, they're not too far away from the city of Yaktusk, with a population around 300,000.

They drive (probably better than we do in the snow)....

 

They go to work, in the most amazing fashion ever...

 

They go swimming....

 

And sometimes, they look like this....

 

To be fair, it's not ALWAYS this cold in Oymyakon - sometimes in the summer it'll be in the 50s.  But in the winter, it's not uncommon for temperatures to be dozens of degrees below zero.

So, who's ready to book their travel?

 
Jonathan

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