Imagine it getting so cold that the thermometer actually breaks and your eyelashes freeze everytime you step outside. That’s what people in a remote Siberian village, which is known as the world’s coldest inhabited place, had to deal with when temperatures plunged to -88.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

The thermometer in a remote Siberian village known as the coldest inhabited place on earth has broken as temperatures plunged to near-record depths.

The public device, which was installed in Oymyakon as a tourist attraction, recorded -62C, before malfunctioning this week.

Meanwhile the Siberian Times reports that some locals had readings as low as -67C – in touching distance of the record -67.7C, which was logged in the village in February 1933.

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