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flo's avatar

How come the freezing tempratures don't affect some people?

Asked by flo (7793 points ) January 6th, 2014

I mean they go out and in their T-shirts and shorts in minus double digit temprature!! Why don’t they suffer frostbites and such like most of us? What is it about their physiology that allows them to do that? Scientists must be intereted in this question, yes?

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talljasperman's avatar

Because they warmed up their muscles first and are full of adrenaline.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I used to do that all the time in my 20’s, short white shorts and a sweatshirt. Must be the hot blood..lol I totally am not into that now at all but now I’m old!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I did that when I was young. I went to a bank school on might when it was -20F in jeans and a tee shirt. The instructor shook her head and laughed. I could never do that now. I’m a big wuss.

hearkat's avatar

To some extent, it is a mind-over-matter skill, but only for short-term exposures. If I’m going to be out in the cold for more than 5 minutes, I’m going to put on my coat. I did have a higher tolerance when I was younger, too. I’d walk 3 blocks to the bus stop with wet hair all through High School, and the school buses never had working heat in the ‘70s and early ‘80s

mowens's avatar

This is what I do. Now, it isn’t that I am not cold, I am.

It is that it is worth the cold to me to forget the hassle of a coat. I am never outside that long anyway.

flo's avatar

I wish I can even imagine doing that! Thanks all.

mattbrowne's avatar

It all depends on wind. Even these people will suffer serious frost bites, when the protective air cushion gets blown away.

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