"Real Fact" #188
Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest and highest continent on earth?

(Notes from Mrs. Feldman: Very good work so far. You still need to write two things: 1. Why do you believe in these sites? How do you know that these people who wrote the articles are experts? 2. Keep investigating on the claim of "highest" continent. How does one verify that? 4/8/09)

http://www.antarctic-diary.co.uk/01_introduction.htm, says that Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest and highest continent on earth

We have yet another website that tells us this information is true
Antarctica is the coldest and windiest spot on the planet. In fact, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was recorded in Antarctica (-129.3ºF) and the mean winter temperatures range from -40º to -94ºF. Winds are commonly measured at up to 200 miles per hour.

Here is one more

Briefly, Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, harshest continent, and with little precipitation (roughly 2in per year) is the driest place on earth. It is roughly 14 million sq km (5.4 million sq mi), has an average elevation of more than 2,000 m (6,500 ft), and 98% of the landmass is covered by an ice sheet estimated to be 29 million cu km (7 million cu mi).

http://gk.maxabout.com/iid0004426/what_is_the_highest_driest_and_coldest_continent.aspx is yet another web site that supports this information. On that note it is confirmed, Antarctica is the driest, coldest, windiest, and highest continent on the earth!

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