The -30C (-39C windchill) conditions this morning turned the windows into massive sheets of ice. The Slightly Retarded Kitty jumped right in to assist my glass clearing efforts by attempting to lick those windows clean, bless her soul. And no, I did not have to extricate any frozen kitty tongues from the ice.
It made me realize that both the coldest and the hottest outdoor temperature (without considering windchill or humidex) that I have encountered have been the same.
The former, of course, had a minus sign in front of it.
I like the completeness of that quirk. Douglas Adams was correct, it would seem.
I think the OFKAR might still have the button that her Opa made for her when we visited my parents at Christmas when she was a toddler. I Survived -42C it proudly proclaimed.
What the hottest/coldest outdoor temperature you have encountered?