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By frozen solid / Monday 6 January 2014 02:04 / United States
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Go inside and wait until spring. Or, move to Florida. If you can get hypothermia while doing vigorous physical activity, you have no idea how to dress for cold weather and are a menace to yourself.

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I hope that's sarcasm, cause pouring ht water on a car, especially the windshield in cold weather is never a good idea, it could crack the windshield

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Guys.. I meant on the snow on the ground because his/her keys were underneath T.T Why would anyone be so stupid to pour hot water on a car??

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why didnt op do the smart thing and clear off the drivers side door, turn the car on, turn on the heat and the rear defrost, then clear the rest of the car?? That way the car warms up, your keys are safe and you can get warmed up faster when done. Too smart I guess.

If it was cold enough to give OP hypothermia it was probably most likely cold enough to freeze the water as she poured it on her car.

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Seriously! Hypothermia in 30 minutes? It must have been well below zero or OP was soaking wet. It took me several hours of single digit temps and being covered in snow to stop shivering, and I didn't pass out until we got back to camp off the mountain. Learned a good lesson about layers that day.

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It probably was well below zero. It's -40 here right now and has been for pretty much the last month. I sure wouldn't be pouring water on my driveway, I'd end up slipping on the ice later on.

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It was fourteen below zero just after I made that comment when I cleaned off all the windows of my mini van to go to work this morning. Wind chill was -34. I wore a coat. No hypothermia; not even close. Just cold hands and toes. I've been in colder weather, chaining tires on a semi, without more than a little discomfort. All I'm saying is OP is either exaggerating or was very ill prepared to be outside today.

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was OP taking his temperature in order to know how much his core body temperature dropped!? seriously, mild hypothermia causes...shivering and other mild, temporary effects. it's not really a big deal unless tissue damage results. just saying. happens to people all the time. wear more layers. i think the wording here is a bit of an exaggeration.

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When you brush snow off a car, it usually lands beside the car, causing there to be a deep area of snow there. That's likely what she meant, not her lack of shoveling.

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I always start my car, that way by the time I'm done brushing it off and digging it out, my car is nice and toasty.

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She might have had spare keys, but if she locked her house she probably needed a key to get herself back in the house to get them, which she would have to have her original ones for doing

Like the first person said, either use boiling water or if you have a big magnet that you can stick into the snow you could use that too

Go inside and wait until spring. Or, move to Florida. If you can get hypothermia while doing vigorous physical activity, you have no idea how to dress for cold weather and are a menace to yourself.

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No matter how warm I dress I still get pretty cold when it's -40. I wouldn't say I'm a menace to myself, the weather is the menace.

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