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November 12, 1997


My wife says the North Pole is colder than the South Pole. I disagree. I say the South Pole has lower temperatures. Who is right?

Your wife is stiff as a board on this one.

Tom Ross of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., said the average temperature at the South Pole is about 35 degrees lower than the average at the North Pole.

The average temperature at the South Pole is 56 degrees below zero.

Coldest weather on record was minus 129 degrees, recorded on July 21, 1983, at Vostok, Antarctica, Ross said.

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