Spending just a few months in Antartica can shrink your brain due to environmental monotony and prolonged isolation.
The coldest temperature recorded was -144°F in Vostok Antartica. Humans can’t inhale air that cold for more than a few breaths—it would cause your lungs to hemorrhage. Russian scientists ducking out to check on the weather station would wear masks that warmed the air before they breath in.
The first crime in Antartica in almost 20 years occurred when a 54-year old engineer stabbed his co-worker over spoiling the endings of books he was reading.