By Anonymous - 11/12/2012 17:17 - United States

Today, my roommate turned the thermostat down to 50 degrees. Why? Because she read that shivering burns calories. FML
I agree, your life sucks 27 761
You deserved it 2 180

Same thing different taste

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Turn it up to 90 tell her sweating burns calories

FYL, I once read on the Internet, that everything on the Internet is true. BURN SOME CALORIES!


FYL, I once read on the Internet, that everything on the Internet is true. BURN SOME CALORIES!

alstbv12 13

"Don't believe everything you read on the Internet" -Abraham Lincoln

"Just because somebody puts a name next to a quote, doesn't make it true. Peace out niggaz." - Albert Einstein

phantumgrey 6

Being cold does in fact burn more calories as your body uses more fuel to keep warm so your roomy is correct. Source: I am a personal trainer and power lifter.

savage93 11

"Try to find me on the internet, Bitch" -Chuck Norris

Actually, I read on Wikipedia that it is 96%

It's 46% of statistics are made up on the spot.

hawright 13

It does burn calories. The correct terminology is non-exercise activity thermogenesis. I'm not a power lifter, just a nutrition professor.

It's also true that Lindsey Lohan is a good actress and Ryan Gosling is a fat, ugly bastard.

Maybe it's just me, but if OP's roommate has the willpower to torture herself by forcing herself to constantly shiver that she might be able to put the effort into a run or something... Assuming that she doesn't work out often, just that it looks like she's looking up "easy" tricks vs. exercise.

Turn it up to 90 tell her sweating burns calories

oj101 33

That is a logical fallacy. Setting it onto cold makes the body use fat deposits to remain at the constant and optimum temperature of 36.7 whilst releasing water to for evaporative cooling barely uses any energy seeing as your body temperature is already over 36.7 easily.

kxxjoejoexxk 8

There is a difference this man is smart not a nerd

Being cold tells the body to store fat over a period of time..

Pretty sure he edited his comment. >.>

rldostie 19

Sweating does burn calories, but cold temperatures cause the body to burn more. That's why people tend to eat more in the winter--the body is compensating for the loss of calories.

Your body takes a lot of energy to heat itself therefore burning calories, but burning calories to the extent of losing weight is not probable.

I think it is probable but only if said roommate likes the cold. If not then he or she will crack and start wearing warmer clothes instead of shivering like the original intention.

kxxjoejoexxk 8

Thumbs down for being an idiot commenter

unknown_user5566 26

Try to make the best of it, OP. You can now charge your roommate more money for the utility bill, AND you have an excuse to cuddle up with a blanket, some hot chocolate, and a good book. That's what I'd do, anyway. :)

unknown_user5566 26

Where I live 50 degrees is still colder than the temperature outside during the day (unfortunately), so that's why my mind went to the higher utility bill part. Regardless, I stand by the rest of my comment; there's nothing better than cuddling up with your blanket and a hot drink when you're cold. :)

LO388 7
unknown_user5566 26

I definitely do. I was born and raised in Arizona (southern), so anything below 60 is freezing to me.

Inside and outside temperatures do feel different. I'd say most people would shiver at that temperature in their house. I'm curious how cold your house is.

CharresBarkrey 15

I'm in Arizona as well and it's about 68 here now, and I'm shivering my buns off.

BusinessTurtle 8

Hawaiians. My friends that live on Maui say that 60 degrees is cold and anything less than 55 is freezing.

try living in Britain if you want cold weather

58- Not to turn this into a pissing contest over outside temperature, but Britain doesn't know cold.

OhDearBetrayal 25

I live in Minnesota. I start shivering at around -10 degrees.

Rancor 5

I grew up in southern California but I don't get cold until like -15 or -20°f

Oh the joys of not knowing Fahrenheit to Celsius. Thank you, British Education. >_

80) if it helps, I think 10° celcius is 69.8° (about 70) Fahrenheit. Just to by tens, and you'll get a rough estimate.

I'm from Chicago, 50 degrees is nice. Freezing to me is about 10 and lower. That's not me being a hardass, thats just the way you adapt to living in Chicago all your life. I'm not even kidding 2 days ago it was 60 degrees, then yesterday we had the possibility of snow.

desireev 17

Here in Oklahoma is torture. We'll have 70-80 degree highs during the day, and 30-40 degree lows throughout the night. I wish the weather would just make up its mind! :[

desireev 17

And that's our winter temperatures. During the summer, we'll have 105-115 highs during the day, and 50-65 lows throughout the night. When it's 110 degrees outside, then quickly drops like it does, 60 degrees feels so, so cold!

ise3 10

10C is actually 50F. I personally like it 60F outside and 72-73F inside. So guys is -40C colder or is -40F colder?

I live in Canada -40F Is cold 0F is brisk

hawright 13

86, I'm a fellow Okie as well and the weather here is a trip. 92, That wasn't a serious question was it? Surely you know -40 C is colder than -40F.

clumsydude 10

I live in Vermont and sometimes it can get below 0F during the winter. It was 29F today and it was cold.

I live in Ohio and I don't start shivering till its below 20F but I am melting as soon as the temperature hits above 80F

87- You it's bad for you, I'm Texan. Three days ago it was nearly 70 with a low of 50. Today? Low of 18, didn't break 45. (F)

I live in central Utah and I don't start shivering until its about 20 degrees or lower.

It's all relative to the quality of the coat you own. With even a decent hoodie, 30 is plenty bearable (IL's kinda mediocre tho).

LavenderLunacy14 7

102- I have to answer lol. -40 degrees F/C is 419.67 Ra and 233.15 K.

Silly American measurements! Does any country use the old kings measurements other than USA?

I'm in Arkansas, and while it can get pretty cold here, I would shiver. It also gets hot here. Really hot.

ur2nvthis85 3

So does exercise...Inform him or her.

LO388 7

Seriously. The lengths some people go to in order to avoid physical exertion...

This is usually when I would tell my friend our relationship couldn't go on anymore.

Advise the lazy fool that going for a run burns calories. While she's out, turn the thermostat back up.