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pretty weak

So like I said it got 'cold' here, in that the temperature went from wicked hot to pleasant and bearable, and what happens? I get sick. A cold, if you can believe that. Now, folks say it's the sudden change that causes problems rather than the absolute temperature which is attained, but I still feel like my infirmity is pretty shameful. Oh well, that was a couple days ago and I think I'm about better now. On the subject of relative temperature, while we're on it, I was chatting with a friend of mine from Mongolia* the other day, and he informed be that in Mongolia the winter nights get down, occasionally, to forty degrees below zero (farenheit, natch), and in the summer 100 is not unheard of. That's interesting enough on it's own (for me, anyways), but even more worth mentioning is the fact, apparent to anyone with more than a 3rd grade education in mathmatics and yet still startling if you haven't thought about it, that the midpoint between those two extremes of Mongolian temperature is thirty, which you'll note is still below freezing. We know a hundred is hot; what that means, then, is that forty below is colder than I could ever imagine. They live in yurts there, too...

*In actuality he is not from Mongolia but the good ol US of A; I actually went to high school with him. But he's been in Mongolia for some years, and was only back for a visit.

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