Because of this discrepancy in our perception of cold, an article on Slate.com caught my eye: Are Women Really More Likely to Feel Cold Than Men? Could this explain why he seems impervious to it?
As I read the article, I was alternately amused and disgruntled. Oh, so women have warmer hearts but colder hands. Aw, how nice! But it is because of body fat. Okay, so now we're fat and that's why we are cold. I thought insulation.....
But then I had to discount the study altogether. First because their solution is implausible: "according to some of the same researchers, both men and women may increase their endurance by taking cold showers or running around half-naked in the snow, in case that sounds appealing". NOT going to happen. Hold on a minute while I turn up my space heater...There.
How do you think they measured this data? "They immersed 11 women up to their necks in chilly water, monitored their rectal temperatures, and compared the results to previous work with 14 men". EITHER they paid each
Smaller people have more skin-to-core ratio, so perhaps that explains some of my chilliness. Perhaps it is just that it is 25 bloomin' degrees outside. I keep waiting for those hot flashes to hit me, looking forward to them in fact, but I don't think they run in my family. In the mean time, you won't find me streaking outside. Oh, we don't want that mental image, either.
Coincidences: Finished reading Fall of Giants, which went into way more information than I wanted about World War I. I did learn a few things, assuming he researched well, but by the end of 800 arduous pages, I was done with WWI. I began reading The Winter Rose and it is set in? WWI. Watching Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey and it ends the season with? WWI. The universe is coalescing to teach me about WWI (which my grandpa Carl was in, by the way, a German immigrant, fighting his own country).