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These are the wind chills RIGHT NOW in Minnesota. Now this is cold. Or as my grandpa would say, “colder than a witch’s tit in a brass bra.” pic.twitter.com/aUqo697ybc
Ice scientist Ted Scambos said the new record is ’50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota.’
Normal core body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and mild hypothermia sets in at about 95 degrees F. After that, as you start dropping in temperature, bad things happen.
At 91 degrees F, you can experience amnesia.
At 82 degrees you can lose consciousness
Below 70 degrees F, you have profound hypothermia and death will occur
The record for the lowest body temperature at which an adult has been known to survive is 56.7 degrees F, which occurred after the person was submerged in cold, icy water for quite some time.
Absolute zero is the lowest temperature that can exist. This is -273 C or -459 F.