Science: Coldest Cold

The U.S.S.R., which like California delights in its own superlatives, is the proud possessor of "the coldest spot on earth." Last week Moscow radio announced that at a place in Siberia (Lat. 63 north, Long. 143 east) near the Sea of Okhotsk the thermometer recently dived to —70.2° Centigrade ( — 94.36° F.).

U.S. weathermen admitted that they could not compete. Cold record for the U.S.: -66° F. at Yellowstone Park on Feb. 6, 1933. North America's coldest place is in Canada's lower Mackenzie Valley, where the thermometer at Fort Good Hope has fallen...

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