Friday, March 6, 2009

Winter perspectives

North Country Temperature Conversion Chart
@ +70 degrees Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in NNY go swimming in the St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers.
@ +60 degrees North Carolinians try to turn on the heat. People in NNY plant gardens.
@ +50 degrees Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in NNY sunbathe.
@ +40 degrees Italian & English cars won't start. People in NNY drive with the windows down.
@ +32 degrees Distilled water freezes. Lake Erie water gets thicker.
@ +20 degrees Floridians put on coats, thermal underwear, gloves and woolly hats. People in NNY throw on a flannel shirt.
@ +15 degrees Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in NNY have the last cookout before it gets cold.
@ 0 degrees Californians fly away to Mexico . People in NNY get out their winter coats.
@ -25 degrees Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. NNY Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
@ -45 degrees Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in NNY complain about farmers with cold hands.
@ -60 degrees ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale). People in NNY start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
@ -100 degrees Hell freezes over. The Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl!


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