A few weeks back it was abnormally cold here in NYC (global warming has made us wimps) and my friend Richard and I were speculating where the coldest livable place was. Richard, being from South Africa, thought that perhaps Duluth, MN was the coldest place on Earth. I countered with Iqualuit, Nunavut. Much colder.
However, Richard, not to be outdone, diligently went away and spent a few days trying to see if he could find anywhere to trump it…and he did. Yakutsk, Siberia. Words cannot describe how cold this place is, but a photo can. Here’s the weather forecast from a few days back:
Richard – you win.