19 Things You Never Knew About the North Pole
The North Pole has captivated scientists and storytellers for generations.[slideshow:103444]
Before it was first visited by people in the 20th century, Santa Claus had already taken up residence there. More than that, the remote, northernmost point on earth was given mystical reverence by different cultures and religions. It also became a place of fascination for intrepid explorers looking to make history as well as researchers looking to understand our planet.
As a unique place with a storied history, there are plenty of amazing things to learn about the North Pole.