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Old 02-01-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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So sad, it's scary cold out there.

I feel fortunate to live here in Southern California where it's warm enough outside without a jacket (though it gets chilly in morning).

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fedex-wor...160314403.html

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Authorities in Illinois say the bitter cold played a role in the death of a FedEx employee whose body was found outside a delivery hub in East Moline Thursday morning.

Captain Darren Gault of the East Moline Police Department said the 69-year-old victim was discovered between two semi-trailers outside the freight facility by another FedEx employee around 9:30 a.m.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Some of these regions haven't seen cold like this for a generation. People don't understand the difference between "Damn, it's cold" - like always - and "You Are Going To Die" cold that kills in minutes.

I'd suspect some kind of simple accident, leading to immobility, leading to the clock ticking down fast. Sad.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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Headline - "Found Frozen to Death"

First sentence - "the bitter cold played a role in the death"


Two sentences later - "the cause of death is unknown"




For all they know, the guy had a massive stroke and the cold played no part whatsoever in it.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Forget it, Jake. It's Yahoo News.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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Yeah, they don't know how he died yet. I hate Yahoo news.
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Old 02-01-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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My condolences to his family
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:16 PM
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Yeah, they don't know how he died yet. I hate Yahoo news.
Yahoo News is the NY Post of the web. That Ariana Grande chick blows her nose and it's a headline with photos.

Last edited by toosie; Today at 06:01 PM.. Reason: Edit language and spelling for clarity
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:55 AM
 
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Im sorry to say, but people should not be living in areas where you can literally die just from being outside!


I heard a coworker talking about this from a different perspective, something Ive never thought about, we get these extreme cold temps every year for the most part, but deaths from exposure continue to happen year after year...why are humans not 'adapting' or evolving to their environments? It seems logical that since this has been something certain areas have to deal with every year, the human body would 'adapt' in order to survive, maybe adding more body fat before winter comes or some other physical mechanism that would allow the body the survive extreme cold.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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^^^Not really fair. This is bound to be the coldest winter ever. When St. Louis gets 20+ below...crazy scary.
No one's ready for that.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:19 AM
 
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Most likely had a heart attack/stroke or some way he was immobilized and simply ended up on the ground and froze to death.
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