Maybe some of you don’t really know what is the differences between the North Pole and the South Pole. Well, actually they have a lot of differences to each others, but for now we will let you know few fun facts about The Antarctica or the South Pole.
- The Size of Antarctica
The Antarctica land mass is almost twice the size of the USA. It’s a big place! Even it was considered as a continent, but since there is no population in that area, they refuse to consider The Antarctica as a continent because its almost impossible for human to live there.
2. Antarctica Is A Desert
Despite all of that snow and ice, with only 2 inches of rain every year, Antarctica is considered a desert!
3. No One Own Antarctica
Antarctica doesn’t belong to any country and no native people lives there. “Antarctica Treaty” is assure that it is still going that way.
Usually meteorite has dark color. Since there is no tree and most of the land in Antarctica is covered by snow. It helps to find dark meteorites. Even Antarctica is considered as the best place to find meteorites on earth.
5. The Biggest Laboratories
Even though there are no native people from this continent, but thousands of people lives and works there at various research facilities. Considered to be one of the “biggest laboratories” on the planet with scientists conducting a wide range of studies.
6. The Thickness of The Ice
We all know that South Pole is surrounded and covered by ice berg, but do you know that at its deepest point, the ice is over three miles thick!
7. Home For Penguins
There are no polar bears at this Pole, because polar bear lives in North Pole. In fact, there are no mammals on this continent. Mostly there are just a whole bunch of penguins.