When it’s cold outside in Alaska, that means it’s REALLY cold! If you live in a more temperate zone and think it’s cold outside, you probably don’t even know the meaning of the word COLD, at least not in Alaskan terms. Here is a cold winter story about three Eskimos in Alaska.
So, there were these three Eskimos in Alaska. One bitterly cold Winter day, they were at their local bar, they got to talking about how cold it was outside, and how cold their igloos were. Of course with no central heating as you might imagine, and sleeping on a cold hard floor of ice, it’s got to be pretty darn cold in there.
The Eskimos could agree on everything, except whose igloo was the coldest, so they decided to determine which of them had the coldest igloo.
They left the bar and went to the first Eskimo’s igloo, where he said “Watch this!” and poured a cup of water into the air. The water froze in mid-air and fell onto the floor.
“Not bad”, said the other Eskimos, but still each maintained that their igloo was colder still.
So, they went to the second Eskimo’s igloo, where he said “Watch this!” and took a big breath and exhaled. His breath froze into a big lump and fell to the floor.
“Wow, that’s colder than mine!” said the first Eskimo.
However, the third Eskimo still exclaimed his igloo was colder still.
As you might have guessed, they ended up at the third Eskimo’s igloo.
He said to the other two “Watch this!” and went into the bedroom. There he threw back the thick furs, and retrieved one of several small balls of ice there. He took it, put it in a spoon, and held a match under it.
When it heated up enough, it went “FFFAAAARRRRTTT”.
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