Feeling chilly? Here’s a story sure to make you feel toasty warm by comparison.
In Karasjok, a municipality in Finnmark county in northern Norway, school buses were cancelled today because temperatures dipped below -40°C and bus engines aren’t reliable to start or stop in such weather.
(School buses stop running at -38°C.)
Schools remained open, however, and usually do unless temperatures dip below a devastatingly cold -50°C. Then students can choose voluntarily whether or not they want to go to school, says inspector Petter Asbjørn Balto at Karasjok school.
“So there’s the sweet spot between -38 and -50 where the kids have to find their own way to school. Builds character, I guess…” wrote Redditor fradrig.
No word on whether these students have to walk uphill both ways in waist-deep snow.
Canadian Reddit users were quick to compare the freezing prairie temperatures they endured as schoolchildren.
“Grew up in Edmonton. I distinctly remember going to school many a time when it hitRead More »from In Karasjok, Norway, schools stay open — even when it's -50°C outside