The village of Oymyakon, Russia is so cold that you might want to be in a warm place before you even read this. The very courageous New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple recently braved the freezing insanity of the village to give us an inside look at the coldest place in the word.

Just how cold is Oymyakon, Russia? At one point, the village experienced a temperature of -90 °F (−67.7 °C) in 1933. The photos show the everyday life occurrences of the freezing 500-person village.

Other ways you know that Oymyakon is truly freezing is that a nearby market doesn't even sell crops because they can't grow there. And most of the toilets are located outside because the ground is too cold for indoor plumbing. The only way that cars stay functional in the village is by being placed in heated garages; otherwise they will stall out. 

If you're like me, you got colder just by reading this. I wish the villagers of the town nothing but safety and wellness. Okay, now let's go get some hot chocolate. 





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