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You know it's getting unreasonably cold when maddened human beings up and start lighting train tracks on fire. We're specifically looking at a scenario where Metra crews in Chicago set fires along switchers to stop the tracks from potentially contracting, due to such extreme cold. No thank you!

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16 Extremely Cold People Of Chicago Tell Reddit What Experiencing -30F Is Really Like

Hell froze over and it's in Chicago. These extreme temperatures sound like a scene out of that apocalyptic flick, "The Day After Tomorrow", where Dennis Quaid is struggling through deathly cold, and arctic conditions out in New York. And here we are, present day, in real life, and watching it unfold. The cold temperatures we're reading are staggering. We hope everyone's staying safe and managing to find warmth out there and across the broader span of the East Coast right now. 

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America is the land of inaccurate, outdated, and totally worthless measuring systems. While the U.S.A is one of three countries to scoff at the metric systes (along with our dudes Liberia and Myanmar), we also use a little thing called Fahrenheit when measuring temperature.

The U.S.A and its associated territories is one of five countries to use Fahrenheit (along with our dudes the Bahamas, Belizem, the Caymen Islands, and Palau), but why do we use this outdated system and where did it come from?

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This handy video from the YouTube channel Veritasium answers at least one of those questions. Turns out it has origins a lot like Batman. When a young scientist’s parents die suddenly, he goes on the run and becomes obsessed with cool science gadgets. From there, he starts fighting crime, and by crime, I mean inconvenient and inaccurate temperature scales. Anyway, it makes sense in the video.

It’s entertaining, interesting, and as always will make you smarter than anyone in the room.

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Temperature, man, how does it work?