1. Antarctica holds most of the world's fresh water

2-Antarctica is the driest continent on the planet

3. Antarctica was discovered more recently than you may think

4. No single country owns Antarctica

5. Antarctica wasn't officially named until the 1890s

6. Antarctica has an abundant wildlife population

7. Shackleton and Amundsen were the first to reach the South Pole

8. No one is sure who was the first explorer to reach Antarctica

9-East Antarctica Plateau in Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth.