Baby, it's cold outside. Oh, you've noticed? The vicious "Polar vortex" is making much of the country feel like Antarctica this week. Some cities are warning people not to go outdoors -- at all! Well, it's probably cold comfort (har har), but there are places on Earth still colder than where you are, even with this current freeze. Just be glad you don't live in these five locations -- brr!
Pretty much all of Antarctica is bound to be colder than where you are. But scientists say the very coldest place on Earth is a ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau, where temperatures reach as low as minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, it's summer in Antarctica right now, so temperatures in the interior, like at Vostok Station, are expected to be in the -30s.