When you’re still at school, snow days are the highlight of the winter season. Everytime districts decide to close up for a day, for kids it’s almost like Christmas. For anybody else it’s a huge pain in the neck.
A fall through the ice into frigid waters is a harrowing experience that can easily result in drowning or hypothermia. If you can stay calm and maneuver yourself quickly, however, you can still stay safe.
The Great Lakes, which hold nearly one-fifth of the surface fresh water in the world, are almost completely frozen over after an unusually cold winter.
A heat wave hitting Sochi this week could make the 2014 Winter Olympics the warmest in history.
Known as the “Pole of Cold”, this northern Russian village averages -51°C in January, with an all-time record low temperature of -71°C in February of 2013.
No wonder that traveling in one of the best forms of recreation – even looking at these pictures takes your mind to far away places…