If you thought that the temperatures in New York City or Alaska are freezing, then you've never visited the Russian village of Oymyakon. It's known as the coldest village on the entire planet, and it's not surprising given that the temperature has been known to drop as low as –96F (-71C). With temperatures this cold, you can't help but wonder how the villagers even manage to survive the winter months. But locals have managed to do it, and travelers have even ventured to this remote village to figure out how the coldest place on Earth remains habitable. Just learning about Oymyakon will give you the chills.
In this northeastern Russian village, the average temperature reaches –58 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of January, but the temperatures have been known to go much more than that. It's a wonder how anyone stays warm here.