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Old 01-26-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Life in the freezer

Inside the northermost city on Earth whose residents endure - 55°C temperatures and two months of total darkness every year
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In Norilsk, Siberia, which is situated 250 miles north of the polar circle, the average annual temperature is -10C
The cold period extends for about 280 days per year, with more than 130 days featuring snowstorms
The extreme weather conditions result in anxiety, nervousness, drowsiness and depression for many residents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...ness-year.html


Due to its location, Norilsk might appear even more isolated than
other arctic cities, without ground connections with the rest of the
world. The air is the only way to reach it, together with seaway and
river boats when the navigation is possible
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:16 AM   #2
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Well at least they don't have to put up with mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers.

Probably easier to talk your date into jumping under the covers too.
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Well at least they don't have to put up with mosquitoes, ticks and chiggers.

Probably easier to talk your date into jumping under the covers too.
Ticks and chiggers, no. They might have mosquitoes. Fairbanks does, and out in the brush they can be so bad that downed pilots have died from exsanguination. Fairbanks is about 300 miles south, though.
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:52 PM   #4
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I don't know why such a big deal is made of Arctic two-month nights. Here in Canada, even right on the US border, DH experiences that every winter except on weekends. Anyone that works a 6-6 or 7-7 shift indoors above a certain latitude experiences it.
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Anyone that works a 6-6 or 7-7 shift indoors above a certain latitude experiences it.
Even as far south as Iowa there were times it would be dark when I left for work and dark when I headed home in the winter. I couldn't live with so much darkness. I've noticed I have much more energy in the summer. I'm thinking of getting the daylight bulbs they used for people with SAD.
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There is a really cool documentary on Norilsk. I'll try to remember to dig it up this weekend.
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