Re: [NTLK] Canadian Temps

From: Norman Palardy <>
Date: Wed Sep 03 2008 - 02:30:57 EDT

On 3-Sep-08, at 12:01 AM, Andrei Chichak wrote:

> Nice one.
> Around here it's never too cold to barbecue, fire in the snow I say.

The flames can even be bigger in the winter, at least by my
reckoning, as I'm pretty sure there's enough snow to keep it from
getting away on me :P

> Occasionally we have to postpone ice racing because the snow
> insulates the ice and the guys won't race until the ice gets 3 feet
> thick.

Fraidy cats :P

> But there is a good reason why it's always winter in Canada -
> follow the logic if you can. At the poles the linear velocity of
> the earth
> is zero, it's spinning on the axis, no distance from the axis at
> the pole, no linear velocity. At the equator, the earth is about
> 24,900
> miles (about 40,000 km) in circumference and the earth spins once
> every 24 hours, so the equator is going at about 1037mph or 1666 kph,
> way above the speed of sound (770mph/1235kph).

Ahhh friction !

> The US/Canadian boarder at 49 degrees happens to be the line where
> the transition between the hypersonic US and the subsonic Canada
> happens, which is why it's always summer in the US and winter in
> Canada.

Well who else could come up with a game like hockey ?
Winter is the only reasonable explanation :)

> Bring your snow shoes, but bring your tanning lotion in case you
> want to nip across the boarder to Bellingham for cheap beer.

You can tan with yer snow shoes on.
Snow is an excellent reflector and as long as you don't sink in it's
all good.
You might even tan better if you drink Canadian beer.
At least you won't notice the frost bite so much :P

Norm - somewhere near red deer ab :P

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