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1. On January 20, 1954, a temperature of -70° Fahrenheit (-57° Celsius) was recorded in Rogers Pass, a pass adjacent to Helena National Forest. In which state of the U.S. is Rogers Pass located?
2. Canada is a country where the cold is normal. However, Fort Selkirk has experienced unusual amounts of cold, such as -74° Fahrenheit (-59° Celsius). In which territory of Canada, with which you can relate a certain type of potato, is Fort Selkirk located?
3. A temperature of -80° Fahrenheit (-62° Celsius) was once recorded in a place called Prospect Creek. Where exactly is Prospect Creek, where several mining expeditions have taken place?
4. Located on the Alaska Highway, this village is south of Beaver Creek (the community in Canada). It experienced a record-setting temperature of -83° Fahrenheit (-64° Celsius) on February 3, 1947. Which word is the name of this village, and can also mean "an unforeseen obstacle"?
5. North Ice recorded a temperature of -87° Fahrenheit (-66° Celsius) on January 9, 1954, becoming one of the lowest temperatures to ever be recorded in North America. In which territory, which belongs to Denmark, is North Ice located?
6. Eismitte, in Greenland, once experienced a temperature of -85° Fahrenheit (-65° Celsius), recorded during an Arctic expedition. The site is perhaps known for being the place of death of German scientist Alfred Wegener. What does Eismitte mean in German?
7. The town of Verkhoyansk reached a temperature of -93.6° Fahrenheit (-69.8° Celsius) in February 1892. Where is this town, near the Arctic Circle, located?
8. This locality in Russia has its ground permanently frozen. Sergey Obrychev, a Russian scientist, recorded a temperature of -96.2° Fahrenheit (-71.2° Celsius) in 1924 in this place. Which Russian locality is this?
9. In Antarctica, an American research station, which has a ski-way operated by the United States Navy, once registered an impressively cold temperature of -119.2° Fahrenheit (-83.8° Celsius). What is the name of this station? (Hint: the meaning of the word is "an area of highland".)
10. The Vostok Research Station in Antarctica has held the record for the coldest natural temperature recorded on Earth at −128.6° Fahrenheit (−89.2° Celsius). To which country does the Vostok Station belong?
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