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(Reuters)   Bored Finns create another strange contest: Sauna sitting. A bored Finn is a dangerous thing   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2004-08-08 03:50:04 PM  
how do they not get burned?

and also I bet one of those super monks could just sit there for a lot longer...they have cosmic powers.

/can you levitate? didn't think so.
 
2004-08-08 03:54:24 PM  
*snaps out of coma*

whut? cosmic powers, you say?

*rtfa*

ohhhh. Strange people, the Finns. (pops)

*slumps back into coma*
 
2004-08-08 03:55:20 PM  

Phenominal Cosmic powers!!!! itty bitty living space.
 
2004-08-08 04:00:13 PM  
Finn's are scary scary people. Between the coffee obsession, the depression, the sarcasm and the abusing you in Sami for 45 minutes and never telling you why... most entertaining girlfriends ever.
 
2004-08-08 09:27:06 PM  
 
2004-08-08 09:28:27 PM  
thats not a long time in a sauna
 
2004-08-08 09:29:58 PM  
They hog all the double vowel words and out-umlaut the Germans seven days a week. Slick!
 
2004-08-08 09:30:55 PM  
The article mentioned that the temp is set to 110 deg Celsius (that's 230 degrees Fahrenheit for you metrically challenged). Where I workout they set the temp at around 60 to 80 degs C and I manage to last only 15 minutes in there before I run out dizzy.
 
2004-08-08 09:31:31 PM  
No thanks. But I'll bet I could win if they moved the contest out of the sauna. (I sit a darned fine couch.)
 
2004-08-08 09:36:16 PM  
100 degrees is the temperture needed to boil water(and 0 is the temp need to freeze it, aint that something?) so I assume thats the setting the boiler is set on to get the steam and not the actual room temp

right?
 
2004-08-08 09:37:02 PM  


Let's hear it for bored Finns!
 
2004-08-08 09:45:08 PM  
I dated a Finnish girl once... they had a sauna in their house... she said it was a Finnish tradition.

Little did I know she was in training...
 
2004-08-08 09:49:20 PM  
yeah, that was killer demo, perisoft
 
2004-08-08 09:50:06 PM  
don't fark in the sauna. it gets sticky
 
2004-08-08 09:56:39 PM  
A finn once bit my sister...

No realli!
 
2004-08-08 10:04:35 PM  
What the article fails to mention is that they'll be drunk and wanting to either get in a knife fight or dance the tango.

/them Finns love a good tango. Seriously.
 
2004-08-08 10:06:47 PM  
 
2004-08-08 10:07:26 PM  
NSFW ^^^
 
2004-08-08 10:09:53 PM  
I pronounce it SAW-na....
And I will continue to pronounce it SAW-na, and there's nothing you reindeer eating Finlandiacs can do about it!

SAW-na! SAW-na! SAW-na!

BWAAA HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

/Now watch this sphitz!
 
2004-08-08 10:10:19 PM  
The temperature is actually the real air temp in the sauna (albeit near the top).

You can sauna at over the boiling point of water because your body temp can diffuse the water that lands on it.

I've sauned at 105C (about 225F iirc) and can safely say that it's painful if you've not had a few beers.
 
2004-08-08 10:11:05 PM  
Heinasirkka, heinasirkka, menetaalta hiiteen!
 
2004-08-08 10:14:11 PM  
"A bored Finn is a dangerous thing"


...especially if it's one of the Seven Deadly Finns.
 
2004-08-08 10:14:38 PM  
The contest is real, and it's fabulous.
 
2004-08-08 10:16:38 PM  
I was always a fan of competitive sleeping...
 
2004-08-08 10:17:04 PM  
All I have to say is... wow, above the boiling temp. of water... I don't think I've ever been in a sauna over 80 C.
 
2004-08-08 10:22:56 PM  
A bored Finn is a dangerous thing, God wot.
 
2004-08-08 10:30:55 PM  
hehe...Haista Vittu!
 
2004-08-08 10:32:04 PM  
hmm doing a quick google reveals the maximum air temp humans can breathe (briefly) without injury is 150 celsius.

110 is still really hot.
 
2004-08-08 10:32:36 PM  
A bored Finn is usually a drunk Finn.
 
2004-08-08 10:37:39 PM  
The sauna at my gym usually averages 180-190 degrees F. I usually last about half an hour, with a half gallon of water.
 
2004-08-08 10:50:41 PM  
Nice to see the Finns finally making the news.
 
2004-08-08 10:51:42 PM  
hmm doing a quick google reveals the maximum air temp humans can breathe (briefly) without injury is 150 celsius.
110 is still really hot.


110C is above the boiling point of water, and we're, what, 95% water? Anyone know how the body keeps itself from boiling in temperatures like that?
 
2004-08-08 10:54:07 PM  

The Finn boys have been creating boring music lately. Oh, for the good old days.
 
2004-08-08 10:55:32 PM  
 
2004-08-08 10:56:23 PM  
Thats no sauna thats an easy bake oven. A real sauna NEVER ever reaches those types of tempuratures unless the owner of the sauna wants to commit suicide/murder.
 
2004-08-08 10:56:59 PM  
2004-08-08 10:51:42 PM whatshisname 110C is above the boiling point of water, and we're, what, 95% water? Anyone know how the body keeps itself from boiling in temperatures like that?

Air is not a good conductor of heat. This is why you can put your arm in a 180C oven, but not in 180C water.
 
2004-08-08 10:59:18 PM  
IronTeardrop
Air is not a good conductor of heat. This is why you can put your arm in a 180C oven, but not in 180C water

I don't think 180c water is possible under normal pressure. Water turns to gas at 100c.
 
2004-08-08 11:03:29 PM  
Why are there no postings of hot sauna porn?
 
2004-08-08 11:05:25 PM  
This is impressive? shiat, we used to spend 20-25 mins at a time around 215 Fahrenheit. Yeah, we Swedes do sauna, too.. :-) (Altho we call it 'bastu'.) Nothing quite like it.. pure heaven.
 
2004-08-08 11:09:05 PM  
MorningBreath: Not all of the water would boil instantaneously. If you raised a large quantity of water to 180c, there would still be enough to stick your arm in before it all boiled away.
 
2004-08-08 11:14:14 PM  
IAMTHESHIZZNICK: stop posting pictures of your grandma,
its not nice.

The Finns might be weird and spell funny, but they make
the worlds finest fillet knife (J.Marttiini). Anyone who
can make a fillet knife that lasts 30 years and holds a
sharp for months is alright in my book.
 
2004-08-08 11:15:17 PM  
2004-08-08 10:59:18 PM MorningBreath I don't think 180c water is possible under normal pressure. Water turns to gas at 100c.

2004-08-08 11:09:05 PM Haraksha MorningBreath: Not all of the water would boil instantaneously. If you raised a large quantity of water to 180c, there would still be enough to stick your arm in before it all boiled away.


Nah, Haraksha, it would be steam (assuming anything close to normal pressure). MorningBreath is correct. I should have said something like: "This is why you can put your arm in a 180C oven, but not in 100C water." That'll teach me to try posting facts while drunk.
 
2004-08-08 11:17:56 PM  
Morose Finland is the biggest home to dancing the morose tango. Here is a google search with 64,000 hits. Find your own quotes.
 
Ott
2004-08-08 11:44:21 PM  
But if you heat the water fast enough not all of it can boil and turn into steam at once and some of it will get hotter than 100c so it's just a matter of speed and volume...right? Makes sense as of right now, might not be the case in a moment.
 
2004-08-08 11:44:30 PM  
Saunas just freakin' kick ass. Anyone who hasn't tried one should. After all, they're not all as insanely hot as the one in the article, and they feel incredible. Especially in the winter, when you can run outside and jump in the snow right after one.

/finnish decendant
 
2004-08-08 11:51:51 PM  
Jos vesi, viina ja sauna ei auta, on tauti kuolemaksi.

Sauna in the house... sauna at the cabin. Interesting article for just coming out of the sauna. Best sauna times for me are in the winter with a hole cut in the ice (not to mention lots of beer). 100C is a good temperature for the sauna, though it really depends on how much humidity the sauna holds in. With high humidity, it gets a bit heavy to breathe and feels much hotter. Low humidity is not so bad. When the humidity is high, I tend to prefer the temperature a bit below 100C, but if it's dry it will go a bit over. If we're simply drinking, anywhere between 70-90C seems to do the job. Though I've probably been in the sauna at a similar temperature longer, I probably never had the water being constantly poured on at the temperature. I imagine the air gets pretty damn thick for breathing with all that moisture. I think the longest time I've spent in the sauna was... 8 hours... drinking... jumping in the ice. Good times...
 
2004-08-08 11:51:55 PM  
Finns to the left, Finns to the right.....
 
2004-08-08 11:56:00 PM  
My Finnish father's name is Leo. But nah, he's not the guy in the article, my Dad is too old. He used to take part in these contests all the time when he was little. Then again, there's not much else to do in northern Wisconsin, or anyplace COLD for that matter.
 
2004-08-08 11:59:58 PM  
Whoever came up with this game must've been drunk on cheap Estonian beer.
 
2004-08-09 12:02:47 AM  
Why yes, I am!
 
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