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Top Ten Surprising Facts About Antarctica

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10. Because of the Coriolis effect, if you spin around really fast in Antartica you don't get dizzy. (RAM)
9. Yes, there is, in fact, a starbucks on the ross ice shelf: 82 21' 14" S, 173 19' 04" W. Look it up. (Good Ol' Horseface)
8. It's the only place on Earth that a cartoon character can not dig a deep hole into and end up in China. (Ilsoap)
7. If you stand on your hands, it looks like your holding the earth above your head. (WAM)
6. To keep the antifreeze from freezing, they have to put anti-antifreeze-freeze in it. (Stephen H)
5. After Pluto lost its planet status, Antarctica is terrified that as the ice caps melt and it loses weight, it will have its continent status revoked. (Oren Otter)
4. The continent actually gets 1" taller each year from frozen penguin poo. (Stephen H)
3. It's not the cold. It's the lack of humidity. (Leaper)
2. If we could fill a crop duster with cherry syrup, it would be the most awesome snowcone ever. (JrsyRose)
1. The name derives from a dispute between Noah and the two ants during Great Flood. (krayZpaving)

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