Some of the weird things uncovered by melting permafrost.
The permafrost is kind of like nature’s own deep freeze.
The permafrost is a band of permanently frozen land that rings the Arctic Circle, and it makes up about a quarter of all the land in the Northern Hemisphere. Some sections can be nearly a mile thick! And though the top layer may thaw and re-freeze as the seasons change, the lower levels stay ice cold and rock solid.
Which makes it an amazing place to find old, preserved things. Some of which are, frankly, astounding.
Without further ado, here are six of the weirdest things to come out of the permafrost.
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