Pengolodh (s.c) (pengolodh_sc) wrote,
Pengolodh (s.c)

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This is, I guess, an Internet regular, but today was the first time it landed before my eyes. Some of it is exaggarated, of course. I added some personal comments here and there, in cursive, and made some grammatical adjustments compared to the version I saw here.
The Norwegians and Temperature
+15°C / 59°F
This is as warm as it gets in Norway, so we'll start here.
People in Spain wear winter-coats and gloves.
The Norwegians are out in the sun, getting a tan.

+10°C / 50°F
The French are trying in vain to start their central heating.
The Norwegians plant flowers in their gardens.
Yes, my mother actually does this. The flowers survive, too (unless they're exposed to my father's lawn-mowing skills, but that's a different story...).

+5°C / 41°F
Italian cars won't start.
The Norwegians are cruising in cabriolets.
Only the two or three of us that can afford one - Norwegian car-taxes are so stiff that a car which costs USD40,000 in USA, typically costs between USD100,000 and USD150,000 in Norway.

0°C / 32°F
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Oslo Fjord gets a little thicker.

-5°C / 23°F
People in California almost freeze to death.
The Norwegians have their final barbeque before winter.

-10°C / 14°F
The Brits start the heat in their houses.
The Norwegians start using long sleeves.

-20°C / -4°F
The Aussies flee from Mallorca.
The Norwegians end their Midsummer celebrations.
Autumn is here.

-30°C / -22°F
People in Greece die from the cold and disappear from the face of the earth.
The Norwegians start drying their laundry indoors.

-40°C / -40°F
Paris start cracking in the cold.
The Norwegians stand in line at the hotdog stands.

-50°C / -58°F
Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole.
The Norwegian army postpones its winter survival training to wait for proper winter weather.

-70°C / -94°F
The false Santa moves south.
The Norwegian army goes out on winter survival training.

-183°C / -297.4°F
Microbes in food don't survive.
The Norwegian cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.

-273°C / -459.4°F
ALL atom-based movement halts.
The Norwegians start saying "Faen, det er kaldt ute idag."
Meaning "Damn, it's cold outside today".

-300°C / -508°F
Hell freezes over.
Jahn Teigen wins the Eurovision Song Contest.
Mil etter mil etter mih-iiiil!

So sheryll, can you beat this?
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