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johnnyFive  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 6, 2018

    It's HOT. 23 Celsius outside,

I had to get Google to do the conversion, the result being

    73.4 Fahrenheit

As someone from the southern U.S., LOL

But on a more serious note, I do feel the pain of pale skin. The day my wife and I started dating, we had a conversation for about 45 minutes in our school's parking lot, which is surrounded my trees. We both got sunburn anyway. A couple of years later during a power outage, as an experiment my wife shone a flashlight on her bear stomach. The room got brighter.

veen  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You do forget that Europe, in general, doesn't know AC is a thing. Plus, humidity. I'd take hot LA over lukewarm London any day.

kleinbl00  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

People lived in London prior to the advent of refrigeration. The Southwest, on the other hand, was empty.

I've done lukewarm London. Y'all have nothing to complain about.

elizabeth  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But then again The Khmer empire was a big deal... and it's oppressively hot and humid there. I don't think I've ever been that hot in my entire life. I'd wake up in the middle of the night to stand under the shower and then lie spread eagle under the fan so I can cool down for 5 minutes. I drank 3L of water in 3 hours, without even needing to go to the bathroom when visiting Angkor Temples. When it's 45 degrees in the shadow and you see construction workers digging a ditch, you realize you're just a pussy westerner and you have no right to complain about the heat ever again. How they build a massive empire there is beyond my understanding. And it's not like they were building the pyramids in a temperate climate either.

kleinbl00  ·  260 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They had - and have - water.

I've been in Thailand in July. I've been in Arizona in July. I'll take Ayutthaya over Phoenix any day.

am_Unition  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’m in Toulouse right now, and it’s a different fucking planet

kleinbl00  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

like a place people would actually choose to live

_refugee_  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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_refugee_  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

where I live is basically a peninsula at sea level surrounded by water and i keep the AC off below 80. tape falls off the walls. but idk i'm ok with it

tacocat  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I assumed it was actually hot.

I used Google to translate some of our temperatures for perspective to the northern Europeans. In Georgia 35 C is a pretty regular high temp where I live in the same region. 40 C would not be unheard of but it's rare

What do you reckon an average humidity down here is? I don't pay that close attention and just use my own personal misery index

johnnyFive  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Average? In the worst of the summer up where I am (Richmond is right at sea level and on a river), 90%+ humidity is far from unusual. An almanac I found has the average morning humidity at 85% or so for June, July, and August.

Our average high is 30 C in June, 32.2 C in July, and 30.6 C in August (and 27.2 C in September).

kleinbl00  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Summer before last I rode my bike in 47 degree weather. I drank five gatorades when I got there, 15 miles later.

There were homeless people spread eagle on the concrete in the shade, like chipmunks at yosemite.

AnSionnachRua  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, the climate here is typically very mild, and we don't cope well with extremes. Two inches of snow is enough to grind the country to a halt, and anything above the high teens makes us melt into sticky puddles.

Still, I'm not one to complain! It's not often we get it.

tacocat  ·  261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're not far from the Atlanta reaction to snow then. A few years ago we had a snowstorm during a work day and people were trapped on the interstate for 24 hours in some cases.

But being a laughing stock to the rest of the country is sort of our thing. The airport lost power and had to ground all flights. A semi truck full of cows flipped over on the interstate last month. Some survived and were wandering around the road. We suck.