I got this in an email today and thought it was funny enough to share. It is funny and not all that inaccurate, either. It just gives you an idea of how different the perception of cold is here.
> 60 above zero:
> Floridians turn on the heat.
> People in Alaska plant gardens.
> 55 above zero:
> Mississippi cancels all schools.
> People in Alaska swim in the Bering Sea
> 50 above zero:
> Californians shiver uncontrollably.
> People in Alaska strip down to underclothes
> 40 above zero:
> Italian & English cars won't start.
> People in Alaska go ski-doo-ing on the river
> 32 above zero:
> Distilled water freezes.
> People in Alaska wear t-shirts and shorts
> 20 above zero:
> Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
> People in Alaska say "its warming up!"
> 15 above zero:
> Detroit landlords finally turn up the heat.
> People in Alaska finally close their windows
> People in Miami all die.
> People in Alaska put on a coat.
> 10 below zero:
> Californians fly away to Mexico
> People in Alaska go ice fishing
> 20 below zero:
> Hollywood disintegrates.
> People in Alaska stop hanging their laundry outside to dry.
> 30 below zero:
> Washington DC runs out of hot air.
> People in Alaska let the dogs sleep indoors.
> 40 below zero:
> Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
> People in Alaska drink hot chocolate.
> 50 below zero
> People in the lower 48 think it is the beginning of the next ice age.
> People in Alaska say say "Its starting to get cold"
> 60 below zero:
> Hell freezes over.
> Alaska public schools will open 2 hours late.