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Old 08-22-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Temporarily residing on Planet Earth
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I've brushed snow and scraped ice off of a car, in a snowstorm at 15 degrees F before. (That's about -9 C.)

It must boil down to people's physiology. I'm guessing that Puerto Ricans whose ancestors for many generations also lived their whole lives in Puerto Rico developed a genetic adaptation to the climate. Darwin's theory of evolution is a load of poop but the "adaptation" aspect of it is entirely correct. We adapt to our circumstances, over time. I'm guessing that's what came into play with people whose ancestry is entirely from hot climates. Mine is entirely from cold climates. I get cold just like everyone, but it takes lower temperatures for me than it does for most people. Except, of course, my friend Gahre - "Gary" - from high school. He was Scandinavian... I don't remember what country, specifically. You want to talk about COLD... they get really cold up there. Gahre wore a T-shirt and shorts every day of the year, whether he was outside or inside. In four years, I saw him wear pants ONCE and I never saw him wear a jacket at all. He was an equipment guy with the marching band and I distinctly remember being at Giants Stadium in February for a competition... it was in the low 20's... we were outside the whole time... I had my uniform on, with thick clothing underneath. I was cold. Gahre had on a T-shirt and shorts, and he was comfortable.

Therefore, I have reason to believe that we like the climate in which we feel the most comfortable. For some, it's a frigid winter climate. For others, it's a searing summer climate. For still others, they prefer everything in moderation... for the rest, they can't stand extremes of any kind, ever. The good news is that there are climate profiles for everyone... you just have to live in your ideal climate area.
Do you want a cookie? I've scraped ice off my car windshield at -10 degrees Fahrenheit. I'm sure Midwest people and Canadians can quote a much colder number. Like you walk outside and your eyeballs freeze. Just kidding about that one - you'd die long before your eyeballs froze!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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I've brushed snow and scraped ice off of a car, in a snowstorm at 15 degrees F before. (That's about -9 C.)

It must boil down to people's physiology. I'm guessing that Puerto Ricans whose ancestors for many generations also lived their whole lives in Puerto Rico developed a genetic adaptation to the climate. Darwin's theory of evolution is a load of poop but the "adaptation" aspect of it is entirely correct. We adapt to our circumstances, over time. I'm guessing that's what came into play with people whose ancestry is entirely from hot climates. Mine is entirely from cold climates. I get cold just like everyone, but it takes lower temperatures for me than it does for most people. Except, of course, my friend Gahre - "Gary" - from high school. He was Scandinavian... I don't remember what country, specifically. You want to talk about COLD... they get really cold up there. Gahre wore a T-shirt and shorts every day of the year, whether he was outside or inside. In four years, I saw him wear pants ONCE and I never saw him wear a jacket at all. He was an equipment guy with the marching band and I distinctly remember being at Giants Stadium in February for a competition... it was in the low 20's... we were outside the whole time... I had my uniform on, with thick clothing underneath. I was cold. Gahre had on a T-shirt and shorts, and he was comfortable.

Therefore, I have reason to believe that we like the climate in which we feel the most comfortable. For some, it's a frigid winter climate. For others, it's a searing summer climate. For still others, they prefer everything in moderation... for the rest, they can't stand extremes of any kind, ever. The good news is that there are climate profiles for everyone... you just have to live in your ideal climate area.
Scandinavia is very very mild for its latitude....if you would have said Nunavut I would have been more impressed plus 15 F is not that cold....even to a Floridian. Not very impressive.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI
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Scandinavia is very very mild for its latitude....if you would have said Nunavut I would have been more impressed plus 15 F is not that cold....even to a Floridian. Not very impressive.
15 F is "not that cold"?????? YES IT IS!!!!!!! Remember, I feel cold under 50 and my whole body basically shuts down around 25 degrees. But yes, 15 is VERY cold.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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15F, what's that in celsius? Once it was -9C here and I had to go outside and I really thought I was going to die. That was with two fleeces, a hat, gloves, scarf, coat etc...
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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15 F is "not that cold"?????? YES IT IS!!!!!!! Remember, I feel cold under 50 and my whole body basically shuts down around 25 degrees. But yes, 15 is VERY cold.
Meh, 15 F is run of the mill winter weather to me. Yes, cold for sure but it's nothing to brag about. 15 F happens on most years from Macon, GA northward. Happens even in northern Florida on certain years. When I used to live in northern GA (50 miles north of ATL) 15 F would happen like 6-8 times a year. Nothing special.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Except, of course, my friend Gahre - "Gary" - from high school. He was Scandinavian... I don't remember what country, specifically. You want to talk about COLD... they get really cold up there. Gahre wore a T-shirt and shorts every day of the year, whether he was outside or inside. In four years, I saw him wear pants ONCE and I never saw him wear a jacket at all.
Is this an urban legend or something? Or then Gary was from Mars. All people definitely wear jackets, gloves and hats when it's 15F. In case you didn't know, Scandinavia is extremely mild for its latitude. Minneapolis is colder in winter than where I am at 60N.

These guys are the only ones that don't use hats:
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I almost never wear hats or gloves, even if it's snowing heavily. I remember taking a walk one morning in January, it was -7C with thick freezing fog, and I did not need a hat or gloves. They irritate me and make my hands and head too warm. My hands felt cold at first but I didn't even notice after a few minutes. Plus, I can't take pictures with my gloves on.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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The summer lovers don't like summer for its actual conditions, but for the activities summer brings, such as outdoor activities, beach etc and the increase in daylight.

How can anyone seriously like hot, sticky and dirty air? Compared with fresh, cool and clean air?

Summer is horrible.

It's not even summer here in Sydney, Australia but the increasing warm temps and daylight is already makin me cringe.
Going by your previous posts you hate everything about Australia, so it's no surprise you should find fault in what is otherwise a very enviable climate. However, I'm sure if you lived in LA, you'd be boasting about how awesome that it is 20C and sunny in January.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I almost never wear hats or gloves, even if it's snowing heavily. I remember taking a walk one morning in January, it was -7C with thick freezing fog, and I did not need a hat or gloves. They irritate me and make my hands and head too warm. My hands felt cold at first but I didn't even notice after a few minutes. Plus, I can't take pictures with my gloves on.
But you're Kaul. No, I don't NEED a hat if it's -7C, but it's more comfortable. But gloves and a winter jacket, hell yes.
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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Meh, 15 F is run of the mill winter weather to me. Yes, cold for sure but it's nothing to brag about. 15 F happens on most years from Macon, GA northward. Happens even in northern Florida on certain years. When I used to live in northern GA (50 miles north of ATL) 15 F would happen like 6-8 times a year. Nothing special.
It's my average January morning temperature. Sure it's cold, but not really noteworthy to me.
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