Canadians What really defines them? By Daniel and Caleb
Canada is the land of the ice and snow
If you want to be a true Canadian, it’s mandatory that you are able to tolerate the utmost cold and bitter temperatures
Up to -50 °C! (-58°F)
Average Temperatures in January (Without Wind chill)
Winnipeg: -22.8 °C
Quebec City: -17.6°C
Add about 10°C for the wind chill, and you’ve got a pure Canadian January
Record Cold Temperatures (Without Wind Chill)
Winnipeg -47.8 °C
Quebec City -36°C
The long, cold winters made it extremely difficult for many settlers to settle in Canada
Many died of scurvy, starvation, or frostbite
Passage was near impossible, as the Arctic Ocean would freeze, barring access to the pacific Ocean
Canada’s coldness is a well-known fact
In The Santa Claus 3 , Santa disguises the North Pole itself as what outsiders would assume Canada looks like
Canada is often used in many “cold” jokes, such as this one:
How cold is it really?
50 Fahrenheit (10 C) New Yorkers try to turn on the heat. Canadians plant gardens. 40 Fahrenheit (4.4 C) Californians shiver uncontrollably Canadians Sunbathe. 35 Fahrenheit (1.6 C) Italian Cars won't start Canadians drive with the windows down
32 Fahrenheit (0 C) Distilled 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. -40 Fahrenheit (-40 C) Hollywood disintegrates. Canadians rent some videos.
How Cold is it really?
-60 Fahrenheit (-51 C) Mt. St. Helen's freezes. Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door. -100 Fahrenheit (-73 C) Santa Claus abandons the North Pole Canadians pull down their earflaps. -173 Fahrenheit (-114 C) Ethyl alcohol freezes. Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
-459.4 Fahrenheit (-273 C) Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops. Canadians start saying "cold, eh? " -500 Fahrenheit (-295 C) Hell freezes over. The Leafs win the Stanley Cup
A Matter of Life or Death
Falling through the ice of a Canadian Lake can be a serious problem
Water temperatures can fall below -17 °C
Dr. Popsicle (right), from the University of Manitoba, has been dedicated to studying the effects and solutions for falling in ice-cold water
If you can’t handle the cold… DON'T MOVE TO CANADA!