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 From: Cecil Champenois
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 Texas - United States
 Cecil Champenois
 To: Pete Sass
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 Marathon, Ontario
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Subject: RE: Just for Fun
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Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 10:48:02 PM         
   


> Hi Foxitians,
>
> Since this is New Year's eve thought I would share some things about where I live with
> you all and some trivia . . .
>
> Marathon where I live is in Northern Ontario and is located right off the Trans-Canada
> highway and only several hundred feet north of Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the
> largest fresh water lake in the world and we simply call it "The big water" here.
>
> Marathon, is a 45 minute drive to White River probably one of the colder spots in Canada.
> A huge thermometer beside the Trans-Canada Highway advertises 'White River -- coldest place in Canada,'
> and logs a reading of -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-57 Celsius.)
> On Jan. 3, 1935, a colder reading of -73 degrees Fahrenheit (-57.5 Celsius) was recorded at Iroquois, Ont.)
> Regardless of what city or town holds the record for the coldest temperatures let us just
> say once you get over minus 50 degrees below zero not much matters. You cannot stay more that
> 10 minutes with skin exposed to the air without frostbite happening. We actually here in Marathon
> on the local radio get warnings in the winter during colder days to not go outside with skin open
> to the air.
>
> As it was this morning, I got up to a mild 38 degrees below zero. For those of you in the tropical
> countries here are a few things that some folks find hard to believe.
>
> - Once at 50 plus below, power steering fluid in your car get so cold and thick there are days without
> warming up your vehicle for a good 30-40 minutes first you cannot steer your vehicle.
>
> - The other thing that I have experienced is again at 50 plus below, you tires get so cold that they
> freeze with a flat spot where the tire was resting on the ground overnight. So when you drive your
> car away it is bumping up and down as all 4 tires are out of round. After driving around for 10 minutes
> the tires go back to normal by themselves.
>
> Now how about the snow.... I took some pics early this morning right here in Marathon.
>
>
>
>
> And for some of the newer member of Foxite, every ponder why "the Iceman" after my name Pete?
> Guess now you know (lol)
>
>
> HAPPY 2014 TO YOU ALL !
>
>
> Pete "the IceMan", from the Great White North of Canada.
> www.marathongriffincomputers.com

How can anyone live in such a climate? I thought Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Missouri were bad. We thought it was cold with 26 degrees Fahrenheit this morning.

Cecil Champenois, Jr.

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Just for Fun Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/31/2013 9:46:11 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/31/2013 9:59:50 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/6/2014 3:00:51 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by David Mustakim @ 1/6/2014 3:04:24 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 1/6/2014 3:35:47 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by David Mustakim @ 1/6/2014 3:54:32 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Tony Vignone @ 12/31/2013 10:38:26 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Vilhelm-Ion Praisach @ 12/31/2013 10:47:19 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Cecil Champenois @ 12/31/2013 10:48:02 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Cyril Baskir @ 12/31/2013 11:53:11 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Paul Hemans @ 1/3/2014 12:06:30 PM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by Arvin Mendoza @ 1/6/2014 4:13:40 AM
RE: Just for Fun Posted by chris preston @ 1/6/2014 2:56:32 PM