blinkybluegnome: A filmmaker playing homeless, and no 'Sullivan's Travels' reference?I am disappoint.
lamecomedian: Tim Treadwell is unimpressed:[loveandlichen.files.wordpress.com image 750x651]
IBelieveYouHaveMyStapler: This needs to go full circle with his family suing Channel 4 for causing him to do this as part of a job application.
Gyrfalcon: It doesn't take much to die of hypothermia, naysayers and conspiracy theorists. All it takes is for one unprepared person to fall asleep in temperatures he's unused to, and for his core temperature to drop below 85 degrees. That's it. If he was underdressed and hadn't eaten enough the day before--a very common occurrence for the homeless--and the room he was in was too large or drafty to contain his body heat, then that's about all it would take.What likely happened is that he curled up in a corner and shivered until his used up his calorie reserves and fell asleep; meanwhile, he was getting colder and didn't realize it. Lacking either a sleeping bag or a box or something to retain his own heat, he'd have continued to lose body heat till his core temperature dropped. This makes it more difficult for him to wake up. If he'd woken up, he might have lived; but what probably happened is that he slept past the danger point of his body temperature hitting 85 degrees; after that, his heart would have gone into defibrillation and he'd have died.He didn't "freeze to death" in the same way someone caught in the snow freezes to death; basically, he cooled to death. If he'd eaten more or had something warm to drink that night, he might have lived even in colder temperatures; but he didn't. Or if he'd known to stay out of that drafty building and keep moving through the night and sleep the next day; but he didn't. Or slept in a box or under a stairwell or any of the other things homeless people do to stay marginally warmer. He did not, and so he died.
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