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Forget Delhi winters, in the world’s coldest village eyelashes are freezing, thermometers are breaking

It was so icy in the Russian village that a new electronic thermometer conked out after recording a bone-cracking minus 62C.

Written by: India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 17, 2018 19:24 IST ]
Image Source : PC:INSTAGRAM/ANASTASIAGAV People's picture with icy eyelashes

You say Delhi winters are unbearable! 

Welcome to Oymyakon in Siberia- the coldest village on earth where temperatures have reached such record-breaking lows that people's eyelashes have frozen and thermometers have broken.

It was so icy in the Russian village that a new electronic thermometer conked out after recording a bone-cracking minus 62C. The device was installed in Oymyakon – in Yakutia region, also known as Sasha Republic as a tourist attraction due to the extreme depths the mercury gets to in Winter.

Some residents recorded temperatures as low as -67C at their properties, in touching distance of -67.7C, the coldest-ever officially recorded for a permanently inhabited settlement anywhere in the world, and the frostiest in the Northern hemisphere. 

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.

Meanwhile, an image is going viral on social media that shows a woman named Anastasia Gruzdeva, with icy, frozen eyelashes in what looks like a scene straight out of Disney's Frozen. Let’s have a look at the image:

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Все уже в курсе, что у нас тут -50? И да, мы выбираемся из дома (приходится) и Ходим по улицам, при этом остаёмся в живых😂 даже видосик снять можно и сфоткаться🤣да и вообще жарковато как то😂 Два года назад выкладывая подобное фото, я подумать не могла, что все эти два года оно будет путешествовать по интернету и побывает во всевозможных пабликах😂 даже до @9gag дошло😅 Чтож, пора обновить фоточку то😂😂😂 А вообще у меня такое ощущение, что я ввела какую то моду фоткать замороженные реснички или до того, как сама сфоткала их не замечала этого, но ведь сейчас почти у каждой жительницы Якутска имеется такая фоточка, правда ведь😏 а два года назад их было не так много😅 А ещё видосик ловите🤣 И нет, пандой я после этого не становлюсь, слава моей туши для ресниц, которая не течёт после этого😍❤️ Тут могла бы быть реклама туши, но не будет😅 И нет, это я не специально шла и дышала спецом на ресницы, это просто путь на работу в -47🤷🏼‍♀️ минут 15-20 на улице и готово❄️ #зима #winter #yakutsk #snowlashes #snowlashesyakutia #yakutia #vsco

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Many others on social media have also shared pictures of their own ice-covered eyelashes and frozen faces at Oymyakon.

 

On a related note, the freezing cold didn’t stop some visiting Chinese tourists stripping off and tourists taking swim, as this remarkable video shows. These heroic cold warriors won admiration from locals. Watch the video here:

The village is home to around 500 hardy people and in the 1920s and 1930s was a stopover for reindeer herders who would water their flocks from the thermal spring. 

As per Daily mail, regular problems that come with living in Oymyakon include pen ink freezing, glasses freezing to people's faces and batteries losing power. Locals are said to leave their cars running all day for fear of not being able to restart them.

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