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A series of peculiar things that I’ve seen Norwegians put their children into

I’ll add to these when I spot more of them out in the wild.

18 degrees C: Cape Town (left, winter) vs Oslo (right, summer)

Yesterday it hit 18 in Oslo, and as is completely usual here everyone around me threw off their clothes, stripped down to their underwear and spreadeagled themselves in the sun (yes when it first happened I was extremely surprised). I should have taken a photo of myself too – I was wearing jeans and a fleece and got some very funny looks. Anyway, a few hours later a friend of mine in Cape Town sent me a message complaining of how cold the winter was. I checked and CT was 1 degree warmer! There’s a lot of variation in body’s tolerance of heat/cold I suppose.