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Coldest Places on Earth

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Interesting read, as I sit here at my desk with an anticipate high of 66 today.

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/11440
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WOW I thought when it was -55 hear at my house that was cold but -70 and 80,s holly berrrrr!! A few weeks ago we were the coldest place on the planet for about 5 hours! i was so exited i called the weather station the radio and every one to get some kinda verification. It was only -42 but I was on the weather page searching all over the world at the time and the places mentioned in the artical and at that time for 5 hours we were the coldest. It just warmed up today. The high today is -1 last night it was -20 but every day for a while now its been -25 to -33 for a high. Im generaly 5 degrees colder than the weather office as I live at the foot of the mountain by the ski hill. Thanks for that read! im fasinated with the cold! weve been skiing in -20 to -25 lately and it sure takes a toll on your lips! I better get going at -8 right now and 20cm fresh and more to come today I have 45 min to catch the first chair! Later
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the coldest temp (not wind chill ) I've been outside is -61.6F (-52c), -49F (-45c) was not unusual during the winter (it wouldn't happen everyday, but it would happen at least several times during the winter). Now if it is -45-ish with 33+ mph northern wind, or -10F with 100 mph wind, that's damn bad weather.
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I don't feel so special now. I was one of the few out on Okemo in 01 or 02 when the wind chill was -75F. They didn't let us ski very long, they closed the lifts.

About that same time I took a vacation day to go to a Salomon Demo the temp was -29F. I kept wondering why I always had plenty of skis to chose from...

Another day about hairbones and I skied the trees for just over 3 hours in -5 to-10F, when I took my coat off I had frost on my heavy fleece.

Back in my Air Force day's as a Flight Line Jet Engine Mech. I had to change a CSD and Generator on a FB111 when the wind chill was -75F I worked 2nd shift. I did have two heaters blowing on me but I had to keep digging my tools out of the ice on the parking ramp if I dropped them. That was in NH in the mid 70's.
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a cold-spell in Minesota closed everything for a week back in '94. -40's. I went outside to change my car's battery. I opened my tool box. My tools turned white before my eyes. I shut my toolbox. I went inside. Holy nuts.

*off topic, The Dryest Place on Earth = The Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. I lived there for 5 months teaching English at a Copper Mine in Iquique. World-class surf and roofless establishments. (roofless because the dryest place on earth is also rainless and bugless.) Quite interesting going into a bar and looking up at the stars.
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Other extremes

Today it was 68 degrees in our area. I was upset cause it was so warm. Nothing like you guys, being sooo dam cold! Makes you humble...I can take it cold, but not -45 to -75 degrees. Do you ever warm up?
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*off topic, The Dryest Place on Earth = The Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. I lived there for 5 months teaching English at a Copper Mine in Iquique. World-class surf and roofless establishments. (roofless because the dryest place on earth is also rainless and bugless.) Quite interesting going into a bar and looking up at the stars.
Ok, that would be cool to see roof-less buildings!
post #8 of 15
The Vostok station in Antarctica once reported -88,3 Celsius!
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I spent a week in Yakutsk Russia during college. It sits in a large depression and the cold air does not leave all winter. Temps would vary only 5 degrees or so between day and night. During my visit it hit -52. If it warmed to -30, the school kids would go outside for recess. Nuts, or as they say in Russian, ПОМЕШАННЫЙ
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Nuts, or as they say in Russian, ПОМЕШАННЫЙ
No, my dear friend, we in Russia call them ЕБАНУТЫЕ.
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Coldest place on Earth? Ex-wife's heart!
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Originally Posted by apeyros View Post
No, my dear friend, we in Russia call them ЕБАНУТЫЕ.
намного лучше
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I probably just slaughtered that response. It has been 15 years since I studied Russian.
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намного лучше
Беспизды!
post #15 of 15
guys, stop using foul language, it is impolite to those who does not understand Russian and you come out pretty stupid and moronic to those who does.
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