Verkhoyansk, RussiaTired of sweating? Imagine living in Verkhoyansk, a town 1,500 miles south of the North Pole in the Siberian wilderness. This town of 1,311 people — which once housed political exiles — gets extreme arctic temperatures that stay below freezing from October to April. In January, the average temperature is minus 50.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The all-time low was minus 90.