How cold was it in Chicago yesterday? With the wind chill, it was -40, which happens to be the one temperature at which Farenheit and Celsius measures coincide.
It was so cold, in fact, that they had to bring the polar bears inside at the Lincoln Park Zoo. As Rebecca Boyle notes on Eek Squad:
“In Chicago we’re accustomed to weather extremes, with very cold winters and very hot summers, so the animals that are part of our zoo are chosen for their hardiness for winter or summer,” [public relations director Sharon] Dewar says. “But this is obviously an excessive extreme. So even animals that are pretty hardy, and would be able to stay outside for normal winters — like the Mongolian camels and polar bear — even those animals we’re keeping indoors.”
I’ll just repeat that: It’s so cold in Chicago, the polar bear is inside.
Thank Ceiling Cat that it’s been balmy in Poland. I got out at just the right time.
h/t: Matthew Cobb