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    (January 1820- )
    Located mostly south of the Antarctic circle
    Coldest of all the continents
    National holiday is Midwinter Day (June 22)
    Presence of coal on the land suggests that Antarctica was once a warmer climate
    No permanent residents
    Crazy scientists ran an Antarctic Marathon on King George Island, and it turned into a disaster. Many scientists became delirious with hypothermia, some got lost in the fog, and one fell into a crevice that buried him from the chest down. Please don't forget that these are some of the world's smartest people.
    Blizzards, cyclones, gravity-driven winds and volcanic activity are among some of the natural hazards.
    Health risks include hypothermia, frostbite and snow blindness.
    It recorded a worldwide record low temperature of -128.6º F.
    It has recorded up to 200 miles per hour wind speeds.
    It is the only continent that does not produce corn.
    It is said that scientists who return from the continent display similar characteristics to returning prisoners of war.
    It is home to the penguin.
    Many nations send staff to the continent to do research.
    It boasts a block of ice (Ross Ice Shelf) the size of France.
    The penguins have most of their sex during tourist season (so don't forget to check that out when you visit!).
    Scuba diving is an activity for those who are experienced with the sport.
    See Related: French Southern and Antarctic Land
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