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The UK has experienced some rather warm weather over the past few days. There are many ways in which to cool down, the article below list some of them.. all though a few might be just a little drastic !

 

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Hot out there. At least, that’s what people are saying. Weather forecasts are predicting a heatwave in the UK this weekend, and what could be more reliable than a weather forecast?

 

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, so you’d expect it to be hot. But despite this pattern having existed for several billion years, it still seems to take people in the UK by surprise. I don’t know how people in traditionally warmer countries cope with high temperatures, but I imagine it’s not by constantly pointing it out to anyone who will listen. But then, maybe climate change is messing up everyone’s heat-based coping strategies? Who can say.

 

 

Volunteer for a brain scan

Extend your limbs

Laser cooling

Adapt to the environment

 

 

 

 

 

Try anaerobic respiration

 

When humans respire, glucose is broken down in the presence of oxygen, resulting in adenosine triphosphate (or “ATP”, the energy source for all cells), carbon dioxide and water. This is known as aerobic respiration. However, some microorganisms respire without oxygen, known as anaerobic respiration. This produces (less) ATP, carbon dioxide, and ethanol.

 

If humans could do this, we could conceivably sweat ethanol instead of water, and alcohol evaporates much faster so has a more immediate cooling effect. So if you’re too hot, try shifting your metabolism to a more anaerobic mechanism. Granted, this would probably cause you to die within minutes from insufficient energy production, but at least you won’t be hot any more.


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am I the only one that hates it?

 

I like some sun but it makes me ill, end up with severe migraine, have to either stay in the shade or indoors, wear the highest sun factor I can ( I burn easy ) I really like it not too hot and not too cold

 

Here where I live, yesterday was just right, no sun but just warm enough lol, one reason never been abroad is the heat/sun :/

 

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am I the only one that hates it?

 

I like some sun but it makes me ill, end up with severe migraine, have to either stay in the shade or indoors, wear the highest sun factor I can ( I burn easy ) I really like it not too hot and not too cold

 

Here where I live, yesterday was just right, no sun but just warm enough lol, one reason never been abroad is the heat/sun :/

 

Sandy xx

 

You are not alone - I hate anything above 18 degrees.. (I think that is about 65 Fahrenheit)


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:yo: Good morning CitizenB and anyone else who is around this fine day.

Remembering a while ago working in Essex during a heatwave.No escape so hot,dense heat.

A walk in a wood, a stroll by a River was a little cooler.

 

Now i am back in Blackpool i have a plan for when things get hot.

I move my office onto the beach.Sea breezes.

Better prove things.

First picture office seat complete with nicotine vapor on the trunk left-hand side.Trying to stop cigs.:smokin:

5umrnd.jpg

 

Second picture thinking about mushrooms, filing away on a piece of Driftwood.Work in progress.Scenic views that change all the time.

Fly on the top seemed to like it.

So enjoyable during hot weather.Just sold a large Driftwood Shark, now lives in London.

But must be hard in a City during these hot days.No escape,hot days,hot nights.I bet it is very hard to sleep.

 

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Quote citizenB

Try anaerobic respiration

If humans could do this, we could conceivably sweat ethanol instead of water, and alcohol evaporates much faster so has a more immediate cooling effect. So if you’re too hot, try shifting your metabolism to a more anaerobic mechanism.

Granted, this would probably cause you to die within minutes from insufficient energy production, but at least you won’t be hot any more.
:lol:

 

A fan perhaps will help you a touch.:-)

Or a huge ice cream.

A swim. Get a bowl put your feet in it after filling with cool water.

Get a friend or your other half to fan you for a few hours.:lol:

 

And who remembers 1976,what a scorcher.

Thats it,i am off for a swim.Back to the office.I am gone.

Enjoy your day.:bolt:

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Try anaerobic respiration

If humans could do this, we could conceivably sweat ethanol instead of water, and alcohol evaporates much faster so has a more immediate cooling effect. So if you’re too hot, try shifting your metabolism to a more anaerobic mechanism. :lol:

 

Your brain can't use anaerobic metabolism (and also needs glucose as a fuel).

 

Your muscles can use glucose as well as other energy sources, and also have anaerobic metabolic pathways.

They don't produce ethanol though (would we be permanently drunk?), but instead lactic acid.

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I knew it,should not have started talking about heatwaves. As i opened the door it started throwing it down.

Totally unexpected.

Day off from beach office.

 

While other posts arrive best to put link to Storm thread.

Real Time Lightning Tracker-Like Storms This Is For You.

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?478088-Real-Time-Lightning-Tracker-Like-Storms-This-Is-For-You.

 

Only one thing to do,have a few glasses of the hard stuff and watch what happens in London today.

Queens speech,marches etc.Now that should be interesting.

Pulling the Queen away from Ascot.Not a good idea.

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Sorry to hear you have a day off from the Beach office, TO - however, you wont need to water the garden this evening :)


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PS, love the mushroom !


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Your brain can't use anaerobic metabolism (and also needs glucose as a fuel).

 

Your muscles can use glucose as well as other energy sources, and also have anaerobic metabolic pathways.

They don't produce ethanol though (would we be permanently drunk?), but instead lactic acid.

 

Hi BazzaS interesting post are you in the medical profession.Handy person to know if you are.

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Sorry to hear you have a day off from the Beach office, TO - however, you wont need to water the garden this evening :)

 

Oops writing as you posted.Yes, my garden was suffering.

Turning into a desert.And as on water meter have to be careful.Adapted a downspout from the guttering on the roof and have a few bins that collect water fast when it rains.

But they were emptying fast.

Managed to pick some huge strawberries and cherries off the tree i have.

Only a few but next week i will have hundreds.

Day off from the beach, so sad:sad:

Thanks for liking the mushroom, work in progress.I now put sharpened points on them so can be put in plant pots, gardens any size you like.

Painted, bare any design as mushrooms vary that much.

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I am feeling i am cursed today, so not even stepping out of the door.

Just decided to check my Cherry Tree after mentioning that it has many cherries on it.

Well can you believe it, two Blackbirds and a Magpie having a party.:shock::party:

 

Blackbirds on the tree feasting and Magpie underneath collecting loose ones.Will let them get on with it.This is how they reward me for putting bowls of water out for them:-(

And it is hard to tell off a Magpie or a Blackbird when their beaks are full of cherries.They might have families to feed.

 

Then i check my bins to see what water i have collected and i must have nudged them away from where water runs in to them.So collected nothing.

And rain has stopped for now but really warm still.

Can you believe this news:noidea:What will happen next.

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supposed to be the longets day yesterday and I feel robbed. It lasted exactly 24 hours, same as the day before.

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supposed to be the longets day yesterday and I feel robbed. It lasted exactly 24 hours, same as the day before.

 

:lol::madgrin:

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supposed to be the longets day yesterday and I feel robbed. It lasted exactly 24 hours, same as the day before.

 

Indeed - I always consider I have been robbed of the extra time which is never there :lol:


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