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  1. #1 Is everyone gone into hibernation? 
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    Is the science a little more quiet these days or is it me? (zzzzz)

    Are you all in preparation for winter hibernation? In the norther hemisphere of course, you lucky b*****s in warmer climes! Can I come and stay with you?

    Here in the UK we are having a merry winter freeze to look forward to due to a rise in food & fuel costs and massive rises in energy.

    My supplier has just sent me a letter to say my electricity is rising by 19.2% and my gas by 29.2% (they don't want to lose their profit margins of course)

    So i am going to swaddle myself in fleece knickers, five layers of woolly clothes, seven pairs of thermal socks, a 20 tog duvet and stay in bed until May.........

    still we complain about all these discomforts.....but we have had it good so far, at least we don't have to walk miles to fetch water or sign our souls to the devil just to survive....mmm.....perhaps it was a mistake to vote Labour.


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    Our electric company wants to cut our rate by 2%. The regulators have to agree of course.

    http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_4139877


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    rofl xD
    It's hot as hell here btw.. can't w8 'till winter, summer be boring - all dayz be teh samez.. bawh!
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    I'd consider migrating. But I...just....can't....turn myself away.

    The UK has a tight grip on me.
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    I'm a norwegian, the cold soothes me
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    We're stuck in the middle in the UK, if its too hot its annoying, if its cold, its annoying.
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    Well perhaps I should move to Denver.....

    They say that the best way to stay warm is to share body heat, does anyone want to share my duvet with me?

    I make a great flask of tea.

    Already the leaves are falling off the trees and the squirrel is burying its nuts and i could have sworn i saw my breath this morning..

    The best thing about winter is ice drops on spider webs

    We don't even get decent snow anymore, just black sloppy slush!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously
    I'm a norwegian, the cold soothes me
    Just curious: In a chill, does circulation to your extremities readily and comfortably shut down? Do you shiver? I ask because that's the case for me, in contrast to others who bemoan the cold through chattering teeth. My mother's family is from Sweden, and they apparently respond to cold same as I do.

    If I feel uncomfortably cold I just eat cookies and presto! instant heat.

    Are these genetic?


    As a boy I had a room in the basement, cold winter nights I didn't mind. My pet hamster actually hibernated and I nearly buried the thing because I found it apparently lifeless and kinda stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously
    I'm a norwegian, the cold soothes me
    Just curious: In a chill, does circulation to your extremities readily and comfortably shut down? Do you shiver? I ask because that's the case for me, in contrast to others who bemoan the cold through chattering teeth. My mother's family is from Sweden, and they apparently respond to cold same as I do.
    I can make my teeth chatter at will! :-D

    When i get cold the tips of my fingers go numb! (is that bad????)
    I cycle my son to school every morning to get my circulation going.
    When i am working at home at my desk or typing on the computer & it's cold, i wear my fluffy dressing gown over my clothes with a hot water bottle tucked inside and fingerless gloves!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    As a boy I had a room in the basement, cold winter nights I didn't mind. My pet hamster actually hibernated and I nearly buried the thing because I found it apparently lifeless and kinda stiff.
    Are you absolutely sure that was your hamster?
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    You people fussing about heat, come visit Phoenix for a week or so.
    Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    You people fussing about heat, come visit Phoenix for a week or so.
    Ahh that's very nice of you Insanity thanks.

    Do you have a spare room then?

    Send me your address through PM and I'll let you know when I've got my tickets booked. :-D
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    if i was in uk id never vote labour

    tory i think but who knows
    ill vote for McCain i guess but id prefer Romney or chuck Norris

    ive read of people freezing to death in Scotland in homes

    Indians freeze to death in Dakotas etc in winter they live in shacks

    McCain will help the indians

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    http://conceptpop.com/80000-homes-po...chicken-manure

    Recently in the Netherlands, the worlds largest biomass power plant has opened. It’s capable to producing 270 million kWh of electricity a year, which has enough power to deliver electricity to 80,000 homes.

    Whats great about using chicken manure is that there is no release of methane gas which means this biomass powerplant is “carbon natural.”

    This new power plant will contain 440,000 tons of chicken manure a year, which is about a third of whats of what’s produced in the Netherlands. This way chicken manure can go to a good cause instead of polluting the Netherlands and the surrounding countries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes
    if i was in uk id never vote labour

    tory i think but who knows
    ill vote for McCain i guess but id prefer Romney or chuck Norris
    Norris/Palin: Now there's a ticket to gladden the Republican heart.

    How many chickenshit powerstations would be in their energy plan?

    McCain will help the indians
    How?
    (no politically incorrect pun intended)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong
    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously
    I'm a norwegian, the cold soothes me
    Just curious: In a chill, does circulation to your extremities readily and comfortably shut down? Do you shiver? I ask because that's the case for me, in contrast to others who bemoan the cold through chattering teeth. My mother's family is from Sweden, and they apparently respond to cold same as I do.

    If I feel uncomfortably cold I just eat cookies and presto! instant heat.

    Are these genetic?


    As a boy I had a room in the basement, cold winter nights I didn't mind. My pet hamster actually hibernated and I nearly buried the thing because I found it apparently lifeless and kinda stiff.
    I'm not sure what you're talking about :? I feel very energic in the cold
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously

    I'm not sure what you're talking about :? I feel very energic in the cold
    Oh are you now!?

    What do these Norwegians get up to in the cold to be feeling so energetic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Absum!
    Quote Originally Posted by Obviously

    I'm not sure what you're talking about :? I feel very energic in the cold
    Oh are you now!?

    What do these Norwegians get up to in the cold to be feeling so energetic?


    We...





    Go skiing
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