The Coldest Places on Earth

You think you’re cold? One day in Snag, Yukon, Canada the temperature dropped so low that you could follow where someone went by the puffs of ice they left behind 15 minutes ago! In Yakutsk, Yakutia, Russia, you are warned not to wear glasses outside because they will freeze to your face. Read about the coldest spots thermometers have been (and the people who live there) at mental_floss. Link

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It is 3:42am on 18th December 2008.
Just woke up as the house was a little chilly. Outside temp right now is -45 C no wind at all. Pipes just froze. I am super heating the house right now in hopes that they will thaw.
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
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Saying "Toronto, Canada" or "Montreal, Canada" isn't so bad, because those are familiar enough, almost like Chicago, Miami, and Dallas.

But how many people ever heard of "Snag"? That's like saying, "Springfield, USA".
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I think the (ahem) American perception of Canadians depends on whom you poll and where they live. I live in upstate NY, with Toronto as the nearest major city (getting to NYC would take 2x as long), so my own view is a bit skewed. I've travelled in Canada a lot and know the differences among the maritime provinces, Quebec, southern Ontario, the Plains, the western provinces, &c. are like night and day. I doubt most (ahem) Americans realize the distinctions, though.
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