Here are some interesting facts about the Norwegians and their sense of cold weather. I'm pretty sure all of it is accurate.
Some facts about the Norwegians and below freezing
+15°C This is as warm as it gets in Norway, so we'll start here. People in Spain wear winter-coats and gloves. The Norwegians are out sweating in the sun and getting a tan.
+10°C The French are trying in vain to start their central heating. The Norwegians plant flowers in their gardens.
+5°C Italian cars won't start. The Norwegians are cruising in cabriolets.
+2°C The Norwegians, who are born with skies on their feet, start to hope for snow so they can get around more easily.
0°C Distilled water freezes. The water in the Oslofjord gets a little thicker.
-5°C People in California almost freeze to death. The Norwegians have their final barbecue before winter.
-10°C The Brits start heating their houses. The Norwegians start using long sleeves.
-15°C The Aussies flee from Mallorca. The Norwegians end their Midsummer celebrations. Autumn is here.
-20°C People in Greece die from the freezing cold weather and disappear from the face of the earth. The Norwegians start drying their laundry indoors.
-30°C Paris start cracking from the cold. The Norwegians stand in line at the hotdog stands to buy hotdogs and slush.
-40°C Hot water thrown in the air freezes into snow instantly. The Norwegians have fun throwing it in the air (see video below).
-50°C Polar bears start evacuating the North Pole. The Norwegian army postpones their winter survival training awaiting real winter weather.
-60°C Santa moves south. The Norwegian army goes out on winter survival training.
-78,6°C The temperature of liquid CO2. The Norwegians start using their stoves.
-90°C The Norwegian Army returns to get gloves.
-130°C The Norwegians end the motorcycle season and park the boat for the winter.
-183°C Microbes in food don't survive. The Norwegian cows complain that the farmers' hands are cold.
-195,9°C The temperature of liquid Nitrogen. Flu season in Norway.
-273°C Absolute Zero. All atom and subatomic particles movement halts. The Norwegians start saying "Faen, its cold outside today."
-300°C Hell freezes over, Norway wins the FIFA World Cup (on walkovers).
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