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Taking a Polar Plunge for Charity If you wonder wether or not we are are insane, Judge for yourself Cold air does something to the human brain.

The following was taken from from The Forum Fargo's newspaper. I know this has been done, but it is still quite humorous and gives you an idea of what it is like up here.

Perception is a cold reality.A wise person once said, “There is no reality, just perception,” and that applies to being cold.

While “Today” show hosts discuss the “brutal” cold in the Big Apple when it hits 10 degrees, people in North Dakota are shrugging their shoulders and muttering, “They don’t know the meaning of ‘brutal.’ ”

The following, submitted via the Internet, perfectly sums up the difference in attitude about the cold between North Dakotans and the wimps living in the rest of the country.

60 above zero
- Floridians turn on the heat.
- People in North Dakota plant gardens.

50 above zero
- Texans shiver uncontrollably.
- People in Minot sunbathe.

40 above zero
- Italian and English cars won’t start.
- People in North Dakota drive with the windows down.

32 above zero
- Distilled water freezes.
- The water in Grand Forks gets thicker.

20 above zero
- Alabamans don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats.
- People in North Dakota throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero

- New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
- People in North Dakota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero
- People in Miami die.
- North Dakotans close the windows.

10 below zero
- Californians fly to Mexico.
- People in North Dakota get out their winter coats.

25 below zero
- Hollywood disintegrates.
- The Girl Scouts in North Dakota are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero
- Washington, D.C., runs out of hot air.
- People in North Dakota let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero
- Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
- North Dakotans get frustrated because they can’t start their trucks.

460 below zero
- All atomic motion stops at absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.
- People in North Dakota start saying, “Cold ‘nuff, yet?”

500 below zero
- Hell freezes over.
- North Dakota public schools are closing

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In every neighborhood there is at least one house that all the neighbors gossip about. This is a diary from the woman who lives in that house. I am a single mother in her mid thirties. I live in North Dakota with my son, Warren.

I tend to be a bit of a slob, and am the opposite of a girly-girl. I am geek girl, who loves Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Buffy, Angel, action movies, science fiction, action adventure, Dr. Who, and so on and so on.

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