The question is,
Would it be cold enough to get a northern to put his coat on?
US researchers have announced they've identified the coldest place on Earth recorded to date - a spot in Antarctica which in August 2010 hit a decidedly chilly -93.2°C Having trawled 32 years worth of data from various satellites, a team led by Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center presented its findings to the …
So... if I was in an enclosed box down there, I could breath the air continuously for much longer, what with the accumulating CO2 freezing into a solid (and falling on the ground I assume).
Something to bear in mind... should you ever be kidnapped and placed in an air tight box there.
just my handy tip for the day.
"@Stu, you need to read up on partial pressure. The partial pressure of CO2 that will kill you is not high enough for CO2 to freeze at that temperature. Here's CO2's phase diagram:-
damn! another evil plan to kill james bond in a long and drawn out pointless way foiled.
then again, as Stewart Lee said 'you can prove anything with Facts'
The next time my daughter moans about venturing outside to feed the mutts
Hang on - you mean you don't have a Pi/Arduino controlled automated creation for such tasks? What is the SPB coming to these days when you have to rely on pipe-wielding offspring for such duties?
My faith has been soundly shaken - I must partake of some suitable liquid repair-fluid forthwith! To the pub...
I take you're talking about Celsius, not Fahrenheit or Kelvin?-)
They do serve beer in the NHL Winter Classic for example. The temp may well be in double digits negative.
While I haven't done that yet (wrong continent), I've downed many pints in hockey arenas where warm clothing is mandatory and breath is visible...
TheOtherMe, the simple solution would be to use a different temperature scale. For example, one could take a page from 18th century Russia and bring back the Delisle scale (°D): 40°C = 104°F = 90°D, 20°C = 68°F = 120°D, 0°C = 32°F = 150°D, &c. A negative Delisle temperature will never be too cold for comfort for sensible humans!
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