Which can you stand? 40 degrees or -40 degrees?

@youless (94327)
Guangzhou, China
January 10, 2009 9:53am CST
Perhaps it's difficult for you to make a choice as both of them are difficult to stand. One is so hot and the other is quite cold temperature. But I still prefer to live in the place with 40 degrees temperature. I don't mind the hot weather so much. I can't imagine I can do anything when it's -40 degrees.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
Hi youless! Oh my! I guess, I can stand the 40 degrees because I am used to hot weather because we always get a 32-36 degrees in the summer here in my place last year. So I think I can survive an additional of 4-8 degrees of hot temperature. I will just take baths frequently and have long showers.haha... But I am not sure if I can take the -40 degrees, too cold for me and I am not used to that. I guess, I can stand the heat but not a very cold temperature. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
I also doubt whether I can survive with -40 degrees temperature
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
haha..
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
10 Jan 09
Hi there youless. I think your question is not good as the two of them can't be compared. You chose as a point of compare the 0 degree temperature, when you should have chosen the normal temperature for a human (which is between 20 - 24 degrees) - thus your questions would have been to choose from -20 degrees Celsius and + 60 degrees Celsius. To answer your direct question though i easily choose the 40 degrees as i actually get that temperature in my town in the summer and it's ok, i will trade it any day even instead of -10 degrees.
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
It seems you are very careful
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 09
I love hot weather my friend You Less so I would say I would greatly prefer 40 degrees. I went to Israel and Jordan when the weather in Eilat and Petra was about that sort of temperature. I don't like cold temperatures and struggle at anything lower than zero degrees. Minus 10 degrees would very uncomfortable for me. I really don't know how I would survive in minus 40 degrees.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
Perhaps I know why you will go to have a travel in Africa, it's a good choice
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
10 Jan 09
me too..cheers
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
Good choice
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
deg C or deg F?
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• China
11 Jan 09
It is degrees centigrade that youless is talking about because we use this system in China rather than F.
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• Philippines
11 Jan 09
ni hao! dui bu qi i don't know your in China. we also use deg C in the philippines.. of course 40degC is alot better than -40degC..in fact, 40degC is not uncommon here. during summertime, in many parts of our country, specially in busy roads with less tree shadings, you can get 40degC by noontime . zai jian!
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
Ferdskhan's Chinese is pretty good
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
15 Jan 09
[i]Hi youless, I grew up in the Philippines so I am very used with a hot weather! I will never ever choose -40! LOL! I cannot handle that, I will be more grumpy and less productive! LOL![/i]
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 09
Philippines is a very beautiful country and I like it
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• United States
16 Jan 09
Yea...I miss it too! Have you been there? in what place in particular? I also love to visit your Country as a lot of my friends love China!
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
11 Jan 09
Hello youless. It seems that I am put in a dilemma as to which to choose. In fact, I don't like either of them as they are both extremes. But anyway, I will make a choice between the two. Guess which one I will choose? Yeah, you have guessed it correctly. I prefer the minus forty degrees centigrade. My reason for this is: if it is so cold, I am sure that we will be provided with heating system like most of the people are provided in the cold regions. I hate the heat of forty degrees centigrade, especially when it is so hot and humid in summer though there is an air conditioner in the house or office. . .
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
We don't have the heating system here. But some air-conditioners can work like heaters. But it's still different as you can not make a whole house warm. We don't really get used to the heating system and our cheeks will turn red because of the heat
• China
11 Jan 09
heater - Right now it is very cold here in Anji with the temperature minus 5 degree to 3 degrees centigrade today and I am using the heater to offer me warmth. I just came back from the office.
Right now it is very cold here in Anji with the temperature minus 5 degree to 3 degrees centigrade today and I am using the heater to offer me warmth. I just came back from the office. While I stay in the office, I use either the air-conditioner or my heater that blows warm air. In fact, I love the latter one for the warm air blown to make me warm. Good night, friend.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
19 Jan 09
40 degrees is really really hot! I get constant headaches from the heat! And you will be so hot and bothered, the only thing you want to do is sleep! Even drinking lots of water will not help much. It will only make you sweat a lot. And that sticky, grimy feeling is not something very pleasant. But if you are comparing it to -40 degress, I guess it ain't so bad. Cos at -40 degrees, you really cannot do much. It is so frigging cold, you cannot even have a decent cup of water without first melting it in a pot! So given the choice, 40 degrees don't seem so bad after all.
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 09
Yes, I also think that I can stand 40 degrees
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
16 Jan 09
Just got through the cold snap and the windchills were -40....I would much prefer 40 above right now....though this afternoon we just got up to zero...warmest it's been in three days!
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 09
Me, too
• Australia
16 Jan 09
It was 42°C here yesterday, and my brother just got back from Cnada, where it hit -40°C. He doesn't like the heat as much as when he was young, but it was an easy choice for him...the heat is better!
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Jan 09
It's very hot in your side now
@wfyin82 (159)
• Malaysia
16 Jan 09
-40 degree is cool. I like it. 40 degree is hot. Is not good. U get skin burn for that. Happy Mylotting!!!
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Jan 09
What a surprise
• India
15 Jan 09
I can bear much heat of summers of little around 50 degree celsius but I am very uncomfortable with cold weather not even -5 degree is bearable for me. If I have to choose a place to live hot one and cold region, I will definitely choose hot place because I can bear it by excess sweating.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jan 09
I think many people choose the same
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
15 Jan 09
I can handle 40 degrees way more than -40 degrees for sure. For heat I can not go over 80 without being very very uncomfortable. For coolness I can go to about 10 and them I am uncomfortably cold. I think if I would rather be in a place that is cold or hot, I would pick... I hate to say this right now as we are in a deep freeze, but I would rather the cold then too hot. But then I am Canadian. LOL
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jan 09
I think you can stand the cold weather much more better than me
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@mnvamsi (539)
• India
15 Jan 09
40 degrees is nothing for me. Max temp in my part of the world touches 45 some times.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jan 09
Thanks for your response.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
15 Jan 09
I would prefer living in 40 degrees hot than in freezing conditions. Malta is a hot country so I can stand the heat even if not to 40 degrees. But it August it usually reaches mid 40's sometimes even 38-40. I would stand inside and told cold showers but I don't know to deal with -40 degrees. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Jan 09
Me, too. I can stand the hot weather but not the cold one
• India
13 Jan 09
Almost every day we are experiencing the Plus 40 degree temperature that you have mentioned.. So no Problems for me.. But then when it comes to anything less than 15 degrees.. most of us will shiver..and hence there is no chance of thinking about -40 degrees.. And i have watched in the TV that China, is in the grip of snow.. and temp's falling drastically.... I think this has prompted you to start this topic.. Is the province that your are living affected by snowfall? Good day to you.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jan 09
Wow, nice to see you Yeah, in the north of China, it's quite cold. Here it's about 5-16 degrees. So it's cold for me already. Fortunately it won't snow here.
@crigal (105)
• United States
12 Jan 09
40 degrees here in San Antonio is cold! -40...well that's cold anywhere. I like 75 degree weather.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jan 09
Thanks for your response.
@marsha32 (6688)
• United States
12 Jan 09
40 degrees is not even close to hot but I sure would rather have that than 40 below!! I am cold unless it's 76 or higher. I live in my mom's basement, which is large enough that I have 3 bedrooms, a living room area, a storage area, then the area with my kitchen table, microwave etc, plus there is the utility room. She only keeps the furnace on 68 degrees and there is only one vent down here. So, I sit at my desk with a space heater running behind me. Marsha
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
13 Jan 09
It's a really large basement.
• Australia
11 Jan 09
I would choose 40 degrees because i'm more use to warm weather than the cold. Also it's easier to cool down than get warmed up I have experienced 40 degree weather and it's horrible. I felt like everything's gonna burn up haha.
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
I think so
@JummyTao (265)
• China
11 Jan 09
It's terrible when you live in the -40degrees environment.I prefer ths first to -40,i don't like the cold weather.I like warm despite 40degrees. Happy mylotting...
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@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
Thanks for your response.