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(Daily Mail)   Newest health craze: Standing around in your underpants in a freezer at -120   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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905 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 26 Nov 2006 at 11:01 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2006-11-26 9:20:21 PM  
Bolas congeladas.
 
2006-11-26 9:24:41 PM  
If it will make this cold go away, I'm game.

/fighting colds with cold: Story at 11.
 
2006-11-26 9:39:48 PM  
It's hard to cure priapism.
 
2006-11-26 9:46:19 PM  
Isn't this also known as "Minnesota frat hazing?"
 
2006-11-26 9:55:52 PM  
definitely not a cure for shrinkage
 
2006-11-26 11:18:51 PM  
Get yer girlfriend in there and watch her nips, it's bound to be a great show. XD
 
2006-11-26 11:21:05 PM  
Meh, anyone heard of the 300 club at the south pole expeditions?
 
2006-11-26 11:21:28 PM  
holy crap. -111 is dry ice...
 
2006-11-26 11:48:35 PM  
"Why does it shrink?"
"It just does..."
"It's like a frightened turtle."

/paraphrased
//probably not obscure
 
2006-11-27 1:06:50 AM  
I could definitely use that, between the Jersey summers and Oma keeping the house at 75 degrees the rest of the year.
 
2006-11-27 1:08:23 AM  
Bryce: "I find myself regretting all the things I'll now never experience... never complete my collection of the original 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' accessories... never have a clear complexion. Suppose this is the price I pay for that remark about challenging God."

/ Would put a slashie with "Obscure?" here.
// But this is Fark.
/// And I know that at least some of you Farkers know exactly what I'm talking about.
//// NOTHING is obscure on Fark.
 
2006-11-27 1:11:42 AM  
-120? Why am I as sick as a dog in my uninsulated apartment in the dead of winter?
 
2006-11-27 1:17:30 AM  
It's amazing what fools will pay money for.
 
2006-11-27 1:21:12 AM  
That's -120 degrees Centigrade, which is -184 degrees Fahrenheit, which is enough to make your balls shoot back into your body cavity like two startled bunny rabbits.
 
2006-11-27 1:25:14 AM  
Shrinks the molecules... HAH.

By a few angstroms maybe. What a crock of shiat.. or has it been too long since my undergrad chem degree?
 
2006-11-27 1:41:41 AM  
Cool.
 
2006-11-27 1:42:19 AM  
Heh, it sounds like the effect of doing some yoga...

Cold Treatment: Hyper constrict the skin, then the blood vessels dilate afterwards.

Hot Yoga: get in possition that constricts blood flow to parts of the body, hold for up to a minute, release and let the blood rush in.

Now let's compare costs:
Yoga class: 10-20$
Sticking your ass in a freezer for 3 min's: More expensive.
 
2006-11-27 5:55:51 AM  
Minus 120C won't kill you immediately because air is a poor conductor of cold - if you stay inside for two minutes it will only chill the outside layers of your body, not your internal organs.

And what is this "treatment" supposed to do again? Maybe it does something to your skin cells, which if they're on the surface are about to kick it anyway.
 
2006-11-27 12:24:55 PM  
Minus 120C won't kill you immediately because air is a poor conductor of cold - if you stay inside for two minutes it will only chill the outside layers of your body, not your internal organs.

Oh, wow! "Conductor of cold"? There's no such thing as cold. Cold is only a description of the absence of heat. Pardon me for splitting hairs here, but when someone demonstrates that level of ignorance, I'm not about to take health advice from them.
 
2006-11-27 1:04:31 PM  
Cryotherapy apparently shrinks the molecules in the body and then, when you emerge from the cold, the molecules then expand, increasing the blood flow which then helps ease pain and swelling, as well as fighting inflammation.

Ahahahahahahaha!

Just wait until the door jams and people start dying.
 
2006-11-27 1:09:54 PM  
Well hey, with the exception of imminent frostbite... no microbe or virus in existence (that we know of) can exist at that temperature... so... go right ahead.
 
2006-11-27 5:10:26 PM  
crazy_gaijin: Oh, wow! "Conductor of cold"? There's no such thing as cold. Cold is only a description of the absence of heat.

There are plenty of other things to get upset about here. I'm a chemical engineer and I've said stuff like that to try to explain things to people.

For instance, in the case of natural convection (the phenomenon herein discussed) heat loss is dependent not only on the difference in temperatures, but also whether it's the surface or the fluid that is at a higher temperature.

In that sense, I would say that air is a poorer conductor of cold than of hot (assuming that's the case), which, though technically incorrect on two counts (not conduction, "cold" isn't a measurable quantity), is a lot easier to remember.

Think of a P-type semiconductor: if someone said "this transmits a positive charge," that would technically be inaccurate, but it is an easier way to understand the physical implications than trying to imagine a linear sequence of electrons being successively removed from their orbitals and placed in the previous one.

..............

I'm wondering what happens when one takes that cold dry air into his warm, wet lungs.
 
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