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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Canadian Eh?

a friend posted this on facebook recently... not new, but i thought i'd share. I added the pictures  :0)

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
· Californians shiver uncontrollably.
· Canadians plant gardens.
35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
· Italian Cars won't start
· Canadians drive with the windows down
32° Fahrenheit (0° C)
· American water freezes
· Canadian water gets thicker.
0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
· New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
· Canadians have the last cookout of the season.
-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
· Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.                                                                           
· Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.
this is what they look like, frozen solid 
-109.9° Fahrenheit (-78.5° C)
· Carbon dioxide freezes makes dry ice.
· Canadians pull down their earflaps.

-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
· Ethyl alcohol freezes.
· Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg
-459.67° Fahrenheit (-273.15° C)
· Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
· Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"
-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
· Hell freezes over.

· The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

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so, a toast to winter in Canada
and, incidentally, that's why why there are so many great dinosaur digs here.... they couldn't take the cold


susan said...

This is great. I hadn't seen it myself until another friend sent it to me a few weeks ago when I actually considered posting the list myself. I never would have done so with such classy pictures.

Damn, girl, it's cold here. I may need to put my flaps down next time I go for a walk.

gfid said...

Yep. Flaps down, muffler up, hatches battened, tea ready to go on return. Your weather forecast says it's staying a few days.

linda said...

k, i'm an official calif. wuss...ah well, it IS raining ... again? ok, not so bad i guess, the sun came out most of the afternoon and we haven't turned on our heaters for winter yet. i laughed out loud at most of these, it's so true and i really have NO clue!!! and susan putting her FLAPS down? oh my...

i then thought i read 'to have the tea ready for the rectum'...i guess i was ready to believe just about anything. :)

gfid said...

Linda! Tea ready for the...! LOL.... Though not a bad idea if you're seriously chilled & need to warm up from the inside. The truth is, though, luv.... We're seriously wusses about heat.... Can't take it. We either wallow in beer & ice wine, or die. Stay warm & dry. Rub Bella's tummy for me.

clairesgarden said...

thats funny, i don't mind the cold so much, just the wet that we get with it here.

gfid said...

Clair-they say our 'dry' cold is easier to bear than your 'damp' one.... Having no experience to make the comparison, I can't offer an educated opinion.... I only know that my nose, hands, feet and bum never quite warm up between November and April.