A Santa Claus in Indiana
The American South is usually thought to be a hot place. However, Alabama is now colder than Alaska.
Big Chill (AP)In Central Europe, we've had temperatures around -15 °C or 0 °F for weeks and it is fair that those folks in the U.S. South taste it, too. Meanwhile, we expect a dramatically warmer end of January - around the freezing point. Time to find the swimming suits again. ;-)
Record cold temperatures (Google News)
OK, not quite swimming suits but the Minnesotan global warming anthem is pretty apt now again. See also Imagine there's no global warming by John Lennon. ;-) These days, when you say Minnesota, I imagine these jolly guys whose smile always survives the freezing weather in similar songs. But a decade ago, I had completely different things in mind.
In 1999, my friend, mathematician Petr Čížek, invited me to a journey across the Midwest etc. which I didn't attend because of looming qualifiers at Rutgers. In Minnesota, his Russian friend, a lively girl, borrowed the steering wheel and tried to drive on a road under construction which is fine because you could go in the left lane as there is no traffic there.
Well, except for a truck that instantly killed the two (and other two students from the car spent months in hospital).
For an electric car, Cadillac Converj Concept looks pretty hot and aggressive.