In 1977, Argentina flew a pregnant woman to their military base in Antarctica so she could have first baby to ever be born on the continent. In doing so, the Argentine government believed this would give them an undisputable claim on the land, but the claim is not recognized internationally.
Cave systems were recently discovered beneath Antarctica which are warm enough to wear t-shirts in, and in which it is said a “lost world” of new animals and plants may exist.
Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica, had her give birth there, and used the baby to reinforce its territorial claims.
A soviet surgeon had to remove his own appendix on an Antarctica base because he was the only doctor.
Antarctica has the highest literacy rate of any continent.
NASA scientists have described Lake Untersee in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, as one of the most unusual lakes on Earth with a pH like that of strong Clorox.
A scientist stationed in Antarctica managed to score a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away.
There are fish that live under Antarctica, beneath 740 meters of ice in a 10-meter-deep section of water. Scientists are still unsure on how they manage to sustain themselves.
Before being stationed in Antarctica Australian physicians have their appendix removed to ensure they do not get appendicitis.