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.
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Photos of actor Tom Hanks posing with a fan pretending to be drunk have inspired a flood of celebrity-encounter stories on Reddit. (imgur.com)
From CBC news: A now-viral set of photos posted to imgur.com Sunday afternoon show the Academy award-winning actor with one seemingly intoxicated young fan at a restaurant.
Hanks is shown pointing, laughing, and putting his own glasses on the ‘drunk’ guy, who ends up face down in front of some pizza.
No location or further context was given by post’s author, but as entertainment blog ScreenCrush points out, Hank’s Twitter feed shows that he was on vacation in Fargo, North Dakota last week.
“My friend met Tom Hanks, stole his glasses and pretended to be wasted,” reads the headline of a post on Reddit linking to the images, which have already been viewed more than 800,000 times. Story via.