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February 4, 2009

Chicago Temperature Conversion

My brother, David, and I have an ongoing debate concerning which state of residence (Illinois and California) is superior. Well, it's not so much a debate, as that implies the fact California is better is even disputable, but every once in awhile he'll come up with a few redeemable qualities about living in Illinois or Chicago that he sends me. This was something he recently found and forwarded, which is pretty amusing (temperatures in C included for my non-American readers):

60°F (15°C): Arizonians shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago are still sunbathing.

50°F (10°C): Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens.

40°F (4°C): Italian sports cars won't start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down.

32°F (0°C): Distilled water freezes; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.

20°F (-6°C): Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Chicago throw on a light jacket.

15°F (-9°C): People in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.

0°F (-18°C): All the people in Phoenix die. Chicagoans close the windows.

-10°F (-23°C): Californians fly away to Mexico. The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

-25°F (-32°C): Hollywood disintegrates; people in Chicago get out their winter coats.

-40°F (-40°C): Washington, DC runs out of hot air; people in Chicago let the dogs sleep indoors.

-100°F (-73°C): Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start "da' car".

-460°F (-273°C): All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale); people in Chicago start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?"

-500°F (-295°C): Hell freezes over. The Cubs win the World Series.
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