Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Baby it's cold outside

It's been cold since October, but snow is rare in this part of England, despite being at the approximately the same latitude as Edmonton. It's finally gotten cold enough though for a bit of snow, and I woke up yesterday to the winter wonderland above. Of course, most of the snow melts from being stepped on and then freezes at night, so after a day most of the ground is slick ice.

The worst thing so far though is my bike lock, which freezes in the cold and then is really hard to open. I'm used to applying a lot of force to get it to turn, I guess today it was too frozen and I got carried away, now I have a very bent and unusable key:

1 comment:

Brian said...

Now is that a materials science or a security problem?