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Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 12:00 am
Call this cold? This is nothing!

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solo01
solo01
Solo01
Mon, Jan. 5th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)

Hi!
I am from Russia, I lived in Yakutia 10 years, next to Oymyakon. Really, it was very funny.
Every morning, before use a car, drivers put a blowtorch under car engine. After it they left - to clean teeth and shave oneself. In 15-20 minutes a car engine was good to use.
Indeed our schools did not work only at -52C. Otherwise I walked in school every day. It is fully normal to conduct a lot of time outside at -35C. It was considered warmly.
In winter season heavy trucks, bulldozers and other heavy technique are not turned off at night. In the morning it will impossible to switch on. An indeed diesel fuel becomes thick - as condensed milk with sugar. Difficultly even to stir him a stick in a barrel. Metal instruments become fragile as glass.
At this time, if to breathe through a nose only, it is possible easily to get damages from frost in the nose. As if a burn, it's better to close a face a woolen. But only when it will be cold - below -40.
Indeed, clothes are preferable from natural fur only. Synthetic materials do not work almost.
But not all so awfully! When I lived there, I found it fully normal. Moreover, these were very happy years.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Mon, Jan. 5th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)

Nice to hear from a real Oymyakon! (Well, a Yakutian!) To us, these places sound like planets in another galaxy.


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