Cold weather is more deadly than many may think.

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  1. GaiaGirl95 Banned Banned

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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?n...9MlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B_wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5410,1795860

    January 14, 1926.
    Man Suffocates to Death in Cold
    York, Jan. 14 -- Swelling of the thymus gland in his throat due to the extreme cold Monday morning caused the death of George C. Young, a farmer of New Freedom, this county. He was suffocated when the swelling cut off his breathing.
    At 5 o'clock Monday morning the mercury stood at 2 degrees below zero in that locality. Young went to his barn to do his chores and, on feeling his breath being shut off, rushed back to the house, told his wife he was choking and died in a few minutes. Physicians said the cold cause the swelling.
    Last week a 17-year-old girl in Worcester, Massachusetts, choked to death when the thymus gland in her throat swell as a result of fright.


    Poor guy. I suppose this doesn't happen more often since our winters are getting warmer, perhaps this is a blessing in disguise.
     
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  3. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    This is the same nonsense this often banned poster(FrankBaker) has posted before.
     
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  5. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    While it would of appeared to be the temperature, What is more likely is that the guy who died disturbed some black mould that was growing in his barn (hay/straw?), this would of caused spores to enter his throat causing an allergic reaction.


    http://www.allergyuk.org/avoiding-respiratory-allergens/mould-allergy-advice
     
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  7. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    They are one in the same to my knowledge, they were given the option to choose one over the other.
     

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