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Canadian Temperature Conversion Guide!
 

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17537
Location: Portland, OR

12/30/12 2:00 PM

Canadian Temperature Conversion Guide!

Had to share this:

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Being a Canadian, COLD IS RELATIVE ....

The Temperature Conversion Guide (degrees are in Fahrenheit):

50 above - New Yorkers turn on the heat. Canadians plant gardens.

40 above - Californians shiver uncontrollably. Canadians sunbathe.

35 above - Italian cars won't start. Canadians drive with the windows down.

32 above - Distilled water freezes. Canadian water gets thicker.

20 above - Floridians wear coats, gloves & wool hats. Canadians throw on a t-shirt.

15 above - Californians begin to evacuate the state. Canadians go swimming.

Zero - New York landlords finally turn up the heat. Canadians have the last cook-out before it gets cold.

10 below - People in Miami cease to exist. Canadians lick flag poles.

20 below - Californians fly away to Mexico. Canadians throw on a light jacket.

40 below - Hollywood disintegrates. Canadians rent videos.

60 below - Mt. St. Helens freezes. Canadian Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.

80 below - Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Canadian Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.

100 below - Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

173 below - Ethyl alcohol freezes. Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw their kegs.

297 below - Microbial life survives on dairy products. Canadian cows complain of farmers with cold hands.

460 below - ALL atomic motion stops. Canadians start saying"Cold'nuff for ya?"

500 below - Hell freezes over. The Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 3201
Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

12/30/12 3:20 PM

600 Below

May in Minnesota.

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Craig
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 575

12/30/12 10:48 PM

In all seriousness, I live in Canada and remember one winter when I afforded myself the luxury of riding a road bike in Tucson for two weeks one winter, and there I was riding around in shorts and a short sleeve jersey and feeling warm only to be confronted with the locals riding with ear muffs, arm warmers, vests, and tights. So to Sparky, it's funny because it's true...

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Craig
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 575

12/30/12 10:56 PM

Oh, and as to the "500 below" point, the Leafs were slated to play the winter classic this year. So even in a year when the entire season has been cancelled (so far) the Leafs still manage to lose a game...

(unabashedly a Leafs fan...)

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