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If you think it's a bit nippy now in good old Blighty, you'd better get your thermal undies warming on the radiator because the worst is yet to come, according to the Daily Star: Temperatures could plunge as low as minus 130C, Daily Star warns We're obliged to the paper for the chilling warning, and for providing …


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  1. yonorri

    Touched up?

    I've studied this picture in detail and have come to the conclusion that the model has been touched up.

    Tongue lolling and spittle drooling in a Homer Simpson style...

  2. Rob

    -130 WTF!!!!

    Sod the bulgarian airbags, we're all gonna die!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Re:Touched up?

    Agree. And even the touching up could not disguise that it is more likely to be Liverpudlian than Bulgarian.

    Here is how a high quality Bulgarian airbag carrier is supposed to look like (though judging by the family name and town of origin this particular sample may have a significant portion of Russian "improvement"):

  4. alan

    -130? << that IS a title!! WHY do I need to type this ASWELL??

    er...... I thought we used celcius here, not farenheight? Or is this the typical reporting standard for the Daily Star - I don't soil my eyes with reporting of that caliber normally.... just the 3rd page XD

    Well if we are in for minus 130C then I suppose we should all go to mexico......

    mines the one with the copy of the day after tomorrow in the pocket

  5. Jason Baziliauskas

    night time of -130 daytime of 20 to 40...

    reading the story on daily star site it seems that it'll be a bit of a heat wave during the day with temperatures between 20 and 40C.

    Maybe the Daily Star needs to invest in a website which can handle the degree symbol. -13degC to 2 to 4deg C...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Stating the obvious ...

    ... because somebody has to. Someone stuffed up with fonts or cut-and-paste: the degree symbol has been converted to a zero.

    But I guess that's cold comfort now.

  7. Simon Hamp
    Paris Hilton

    Another great gaff by one of Britains finest old media institutions

    yes -130C: you read it right... we could see temperatures drop to their lowest ever in recorded history this week as typos abound and suggestible readers don't use their noggins

  8. Henry

    A matter of degrees

    If you read the article (rather than just looking at the picture) it's pretty obvious that they've just replaced all the degree symbols with zeroes.

  9. Michael Reed

    I knew it

    I knew that it was a mistake to buy the editor of that newspaper a copy of The Day After Tomorrow. I told him that although Al Gore had endorsed it, it wasn't a documentary. Gotta love the print media's understanding of science.

  10. Ed

    It will be as low as -130C?!

    Bollocks will it!

  11. gareth

    where has this information come from

    the met office website is forcasting down to -4 C

    as is and the bbc

    i think they may be mixing their F and C as im pretty sure the average temperature for this time of year if no 20 -> 40 C. 20 -> 40 F is more reasonable as 30F is ~ 0C

  12. James O'Shea Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    employment questions

    how, exactly does one go about getting qualified for doing the 'work' that Lester Haines does, and are there any additional such positions open at Vulture Central?

    Paris, 'cause it seems that Lester knows her almost as well as I'd like to.

  13. Heff

    Quick! Someone call richard and judy!


    mmmn, panicky sheeples.

  14. Dark Hippo

    I believe

    that in Siberia when it hits -60, it's cold enough to freeze your eyeballs in your head. Guess it'll make New Years a little more exciting than usual though :)

  15. Dave in the States
    Paris Hilton

    Wouldn't mind touching those up myself...

    'Nuff said.

    (Paris for obvious reasons)

  16. Anonymous Coward

    -130C - Thats

    nearly as cold a one of SWMBO's "frosty" glances after I've been down the pub^W^W^W discussing world events with some colleagues.

  17. Anonymous John

    A title is required, so mine's the fur lined one, with heavy gloves.

    The BBC news website sometimes struggles with temperature too. I've seena couple of items about Global Warming saying things like "Average temperatures will increase by 2C (36F)"

  18. Gwilym Smith


    I believe that ° is the symbol that people are expecting to see. (ALT + 0176)

  19. Eddy Ito


    You mean there were words near the picture? That said, the young lady is clearly at least a DD and calling it -130C is something up with which I shall not put! Don't worry lass, an injustice such as this won't go unanswered. Just leave everything in my warm hands and everything will be fine.

  20. Cameron Colley

    Cool :-D finally we get superconductors...

    ... that work at ambient temperature.

  21. Anonymous Coward


    Dry ice snowball fight! Can't beat that. Just don't rub your nose, it'll probably shatter.

  22. Dana Moog

    Dress for Success

    I was out skiing last weekend at -20 F, with a windchill of -70 F... life goes on. Just dress up for it, don't undress for it.

  23. Colin Wilson
    Paris Hilton

    Can anyone enlighten me...

    Where the hell did the phrase "bulgarian airbags" come from anyway - I think it was a comment on a story, but i'm not sure...

    Paris, because you'd love to put your pric^W pin in them too !

  24. Justin Case


    "If you read the article (rather than just looking at the picture) it's pretty obvious that they've just replaced all the degree symbols with zeroes."

    You mean there was an article?

  25. jon

    too distracted most likely.....

    the copy was pre -written, he just had to fill in the values from the met...

    > so -1 , -3 quickly turns into - 1 3 deg, ie -130..... ROFL....

    same with - 6 up north...

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  27. Miami Mike

    @ henry . . .

    "If you read the article (rather than just looking at the picture) it's pretty obvious that they've just replaced all the degree symbols with zeroes."

    There's an article . . . ?

  28. Anonymous Coward

    Cold as a witch's tit?

    Funny, she doesn't look like a witch.

    Grabbing my coat before the front hits...

  29. Rob Sked
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    Becuase it's not so quick . . . .

    . . . . to type in ALT + 0176

  30. Mountford D

    What are you all talking about?

    -130C??? What??? Has she got that tattoo'd somewhere that I'd missed?

  31. Charles Manning

    Lick 'em

    I dare you!

  32. Hollerith

    better warn the girlfriend... she is stacked pretty much as that fair model, but with shorter hair and, um, no snow.

    130 degrees below zero? Impossible with something so hot.

    OK, I am bragging. I am truly, truly blessed.

  33. Anonymous Coward


    ...greetings from a 81°F Hawaii.

    Hanging up my coat and getting out my surfboard...

  34. Nathar Leichoz

    tub girl's tub froze?

    What has this got to do with tub girl?

  35. Anonymous Coward
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    @AC re: Stating the obvious

    "But I guess that's cold comfort now."

    Absolutely fantastic. People in the hall outside my hotel room are wondering what the hell was so funny now.

  36. Andy Worth

    Re:A Matter of Degrees

    "If you read the article (rather than just looking at the picture)"

    Sorry.....there were words?

  37. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    O RLY?


    Pics, or we don't believe you.

    *Yes I am a coward.

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  39. Avi

    @ "it's clearly farenheit" comments

    -130F is still -90C...

  40. Steve

    Well that should solve our carbon problems

    We won't have to worry about CO2 emissions when it all freezes at -57.

    "Carbon capture technology" will be a shovel and wheelbarrow.

  41. Les Matthew

    @Justin Case

    "You mean there was an article?"

    It did raise a couple of interesting points.

  42. Richard Porter


    Yes I know it's obvious what they meant, but don't use ALT+whatever on web sites - it's &degr; or just use Kelvins which don't need a degree sign.

  43. Anonymous Coward

    @Andrew Langhorn

    Next it'll be Regchan, and were will we be then?

    Mine's the one with /b in the pocket

  44. Max Forkel

    Tip of the iceberg

    Now that's what I call a cold front...

  45. Anonymous Coward
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    Oh dear

    Just managed to read the words (look to the right lads, there are some faint smudges visible if you put your hand over the... illustration). "A cold snap" - there will be, if she starts moving at those temperatures. Probably several, in fact. What a shame.

    @Steve: quick, grab a patent, you'll be rich in no time flat!

  46. Thorne Kontos

    Not a single reference to Al Gore

    and global warming? What has happened to the dry wit I've grown so used to whenever I flip to the comment section?

    Flog me now with those Bulgarian airbags.

  47. Anonymous Coward

    @Well that should solve our carbon problems

    Unfortunately even this uncharacteristically cold snap won't stop Mr. Gore whinging...

    -57°C is actually the triple point of carbon dioxide not the freezing point (it will freeze, and liquify, at that temperature but only at a pressure of 5.11 bar). At standard pressure you are looking at -78°C ish for it subliming directly from gas to solid (or vice versa), but even then unfortunately the vapour pressure of solid carbon dioxide at -130°C will still be above the ~0.4 millibar partial pressure of the standing concentration of the stuff in the atmosphere (~400ppm) so solid carbon dioxide exposed to air at -130°C will gradually sublime away to a gas, not the other way around.

    Damn, we're doomed.

  48. Anonymous Coward

    @Colin Wilson Re: Can anyone enlighten me...

    The phrase "Bulgarian airbags" was coined a couple of years ago when a bulgarian woman with implants crashed her car, rupturing her implants which acted like an airbag and saved her life.

    Hope that clears things up slightly.


  49. James O'Brien

    @Not a single reference to Al Gore

    Global warming? Screw -130 im certainly warmed up looking at that picture.

    /Fading fast from lack of blood flow to my brain

    /Can we get more pics of her in other random articles to spice them up some?

  50. Anonymous Coward

    well, what surprised me

    About the comments is that there weren't more offers to warm up this poor young lady. i, for one, welcome her snow-covered / frosty bulgarian airbags and would make sure they were suitably treated to avoid frostbite (and, of course, any other exposed portions).....(of course, better half would probably put ME in the freezer then)..

  51. Anonymous Coward

    knew those old prescott p4's would come in handy

    time to overclock the prescott p4's and bask in their warm glow ;)

    mines the coat charred to a crisp from being to close to the prescotts heatsink

  52. Turbo Beholder

    Two words:

    "oxygen rains"

  53. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    Beautiful peice of misquoting to insight fear

    They mis-quoted the Met Office

    “We have already seen overnight temperatures as low as minus 130C in the Scottish Highlands this month and at the end of November.”

    somehow i doubt that applies to the rest of the country, just the highlands... but seriously, lovely work, almost as good as the headlines in actual tabloids, *claps*

    i hate marketing

  54. Tony Humphreys
    Paris Hilton


    Sorry, was there a story too? Did'nt get past the picture.

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