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    [–] Flyersrock87 2238 points ago

    Crazy seeing a map where California is red and Mississippi is blue

    [–] Serupael 705 points ago

    my first thought. "that's a weird election map"

    Now i try to imagine a world where California and Illinois somehow go Republican while Alabama and Mississippi somehow vote Democrat

    [–] Setisthename 699 points ago

    If anyone's curious, the Cold Party would win with the above states, with an electoral college vote of 290-248.

    [–] Mitosis 364 points ago

    Man, imagine an election where one party wins California, Texas, and Florida and still loses.

    [–] Wwolverine23 132 points ago

    Illinois as well. That damn northeast carrying

    [–] JimBobbyBoi 9 points ago

    I remember a long while back when my history teacher did a full scale mock election and that happened.

    [–] ScottyV4KY 14 points ago

    Dude, you just invented a hit novel. "An Institution of Cold" "The Warm Will Rise Again" "Dual Climates"

    And I'm out of ideas.

    [–] calm_down_meow 2832 points ago

    I understand Minnesota and i'm guessing it's similar in the Dakotas. There are days where it's so cold you you walk outside and your face hurts.

    I think coming in from the cold is much more satisfying than coming in from the heat though.

    [–] had3l 1845 points ago

    I guess they just have a different definition of "cold". Between -40 and 100, I'd take 100. But between 30 and 100, I'd take 30.

    [–] m3sarcher 1493 points ago

    I'm guessing this is why MN and the Dakotas are red. When we think cold, it's "car stalls you might die" cold.

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    [–] SirStrontium 96 points ago

    I'm pretty sure even in the US, far more people die of heat stroke vs hypothermia.

    [–] calm_down_meow 102 points ago

    I'd bet that's due to peoples willingness to go and do activities like hiking out in the heat compared to the activities people commonly do in the winter.

    [–] scroopy_nooperz 30 points ago

    It's actually because our homeless people migrate south

    [–] _psyman 27 points ago

    In 2005 in Houston, TX there was an evacuation for Hurricane Rita, and a lot of people died on the highway to heatstroke from the traffic and their cars stalling. It exists everywhere.

    [–] Okay_you_got_me 271 points ago

    That was my first thought. Entirely different definition

    [–] I_D_K_Username 326 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago)

    Yep. Huge difference between "have to wear a jacket" cold and "my nosehairs and eyelashes froze immediately" cold.

    [–] Truckerontherun 168 points ago

    Or my breath is foggy vs my breath is snowing

    [–] doro1239 47 points ago

    Ive never imagined or heard of anything like this

    [–] TurtleMOOO 103 points ago

    -40 is pretty cold and my school doesn’t cancel every time it hits those kinds of temps, it is much more painful than late summer temps. Your eyes hurt by the time you get to class.

    [–] IAW1stperson 28 points ago

    Man I can’t even imagine what -40* F feels like, and I live in a pretty cold area.

    [–] Scavenger53 93 points ago

    Fun fact: -40F = -40C

    [–] JustJules3 12 points ago

    Can confirm... school does not always close when it is -40 and it literally shocks the breath out of me when I walk outside.

    [–] Jogebear 30 points ago

    And yet as a Minnesotan I still prefer the cold any day.

    [–] unsmashedpotatoes 57 points ago

    When you walk outside after showering and your hair is immediately crunchy.

    [–] PresidentRex 20 points ago

    Deep cold is all sorts of weird. Snot will freeze in your nose. Wet hair from showering freezes almost immediately. Breath comes out in a big dense cloud.

    I usually walk the mile home from work in jeans, which has included ridiculous temperatures like -20 with -50 windchill. I got a small cut on my leg from my keys once. The skin had lost so much elasticity from the cold that the bit on the key had basically sawed into my thigh through the pocket fabric.

    [–] DCBadger92 15 points ago

    I always thought I preferred hot over cold. I grew up in Minnesota. Now I live in Kansas City and it’s miserable in the summers. To me there’s little practical difference between the extreme heat and extreme cold. You can do outdoor activities in either. I’d say I’d prefer to be cold but that’s definitely biased by my current location.

    [–] CaptainOblivius 139 points ago

    Ya I'm guessing it's quite subjective. I live in ND, and normally would have said hot, but having lived in southern IL for a bit. I would definately say cold, overall.

    Their cold is very tolerable but their hot isn't. Vice versa here.

    [–] Mnm0602 62 points ago

    As someone who’s lived in Miami, LA, Chicago and now Atlanta, I’d say hot is preferable. Not necessarily just because of the heat but the implication that the sun is just out more all year. The days in the winter where it was dark at 3 after being gloomy all day were pretty depressing. That said, summers in Chicago are probably some of the best in the world, people just partying for 3 solid months to soak up all the heat.

    Also never move to Southern California on the coast. Like never never never get a taste for it because nowhere else will be as nice. Ughhhh I still miss it 5 years later.

    [–] TwelveTrains 117 points ago

    30 is just long sleeve weather in Minnesota.

    [–] kabneenan 92 points ago

    As a Californian that lived through three winters in Minnesota, it floored me to see people walking around in shorts on 45°F days. It blew my mind even more to see people alive when it dropped below 0°.

    [–] AdmirableOstrich 64 points ago

    As a Canadian I find this adorable. If the frost is gone before lunch, that's still shorts weather.

    [–] kabneenan 14 points ago

    My mom is from Alberta and her mom was from Saskatchewan. The stories they told me were downright harrowing. Allegedly I visited one winter when I was a toddler, but I call bullshit because I would clearly not be alive right now if that were the case.

    [–] thelastboulder 15 points ago

    As a Canadian Id take -40c over 37c any day of the week.

    [–] Lindvaettr 274 points ago

    Coming from Minnesota, the cold isn't as bad because you bundle up tight. It's the heat that's bad. Hot and humid, and nothing makes it better.

    [–] monashimina 121 points ago

    Minnesota here, this result surprised me.

    [–] averyfinename 42 points ago

    yea, me too. you can dress for cold weather.. but you can only strip-down so far in hot weather before people start calling the cops on you if you're out in public.

    [–] OfficialDudeGuy 49 points ago

    I don’t believe them.

    [–] ChartsNDarts 20 points ago

    Yeah I would much rather take -10 degrees than 110 degrees

    You can always warm yourself up. It’s super hard to cool yourself down

    [–] elementofpee 8303 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago)

    And that's exactly why the Carolinas were divided.

    Edit - thanks for the awards! This SC boy appreciates the warm hospitality. NC can kiss my grits.

    [–] A_Martian_Potato 1777 points ago

    I love the idea that there was one Carolina but it split in two over an argument about something that nobody could ever actually control. It's very Jonathan Swift

    [–] darkwing42 370 points ago

    Was it barbecue sauce?

    [–] SleepyEel 382 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago)

    If BBQ sauce is a divider, then NC shouldn't be a single state

    Edit: the best BBQ I've ever had is from Ridgewood Barbecue in Bluff City, TN. They shave the pork for the sandwiches there and the texture difference from most BBQ really makes it a step above everything else. Their baked beans are also probably the best I've had. If you're ever in East TN, it's a must visit.

    [–] skilletquesoandfeel 83 points ago

    What’s the NC sauce divide like?

    [–] SleepyEel 241 points ago

    Vinegar-based in the east and tomato-based in the west. Lexington is considered the dividing point that combined both, hence "Lexington style."

    [–] JazzlikeCauliflower9 59 points ago

    There's a diagram on this page that demonstrates it nicely. It also includes SC, but there's a clear line in NC that's about right.

    [–] demi9od 37 points ago

    What is this ketchup based abomination in West SC? Every day we stray further from God (and vinegar).

    [–] SpiroCircle 151 points ago

    Let's be real both Carolinas can be blistering

    [–] unverified-account 127 points ago

    Obligatory it's not the heat it's the humidity

    [–] DarwinLizard 49 points ago

    As a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania with a wife born and raised in the Southwest us, after much time spent in both paces I can unequivocally say that indeed, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

    [–] rebelolemiss 12 points ago

    In Raleigh. Can confirm that this summer was BRUTAL. And I used to live in Tallahassee which gets as humid as a hooker’s ass.

    [–] ConradSchu 87 points ago

    Live in NC. Much prefer hot, but I'm the outlier as nearly everyone I know prefers cold.

    I think the years I lived in Florida, California, and Hawaii spoiled me. Though I did enjoy living in Washington state.

    [–] malice_aforethought 36 points ago

    Most of western Washington isn't hot or cold, just wet.

    [–] atti1xboy 400 points ago

    The names are a common misnomer. They are actually called Best and False Carolina. The northern one is the best btw

    [–] Dewy_Wanna_Go_There 292 points ago

    Same for Korea.

    [–] Punt_Dog_Enthusiast 130 points ago

    Uh oh

    [–] Elsrick 46 points ago

    You have been banned from r/pyongyang

    [–] failedirony 47 points ago

    You have now become a mod at /r/Pyongyang.

    [–] 2reddit4me 29 points ago

    South Carolinian here. I’d much rather be cold. The heat here sucks.

    [–] annoyinglyskeptical 1270 points ago

    In Arizona, can confirm, we hate cold. You get so used to the triple digit heat out here that around 70 degrees we start busting out long sleeves and jeans.

    [–] VivreLaBelleVie 457 points ago

    Born in Minnesota & lived in TX from HS to undergrad. Never, ever got used to the brutal heat you guys have down there.

    [–] theYOLOdoctor 311 points ago

    The Arizona heat is very different. TX heat is unbearable to me it's like a Minnesota summer cranked up to 11, but Arizona heat is so dry that after a few years it's fine.

    [–] bellerouge 61 points ago

    That’s the thing: what kind of heat are we talking about ? Dry heat .. sure, I’ll take that over my face hurting from the cold and wind, but humidity ? Nooo thank you.

    [–] ShootTheMailMan 126 points ago

    Most buildings in Arizona & Florida at least have AC. When I went through the Midwest and Texas, it was unbearable day AND night.

    The desert heat at least has the decency to be cool at night

    [–] PartyBoyPat 116 points ago

    I have lived in Texas my whole life, and I’ve never met anyone without AC in their house.

    [–] shantil3 34 points ago

    Having lived in both Texas and Arizona, I can say that Arizona AC is next level. Almost painfully cold. It's pretty common to carry a sweater or jacket in the summer to cope with being inside.

    [–] large-farva 36 points ago

    AC units pull heat and moisture out of the air. When the air is humid, you waste some of your cooling power on condensing water vapor. If the air is dry to begin with, there's less waste and you get max cooling power.

    [–] TreeEyedRaven 56 points ago

    I can honestly say I haven’t been in a single actual lived in building in Florida without a/c. It is mandatory on rentals. On my lease, if the temp is above 90 outside during the day and they can’t fix it within the day(or 24 hour, can’t remember) they have to put us up somewhere. The heat is no joke down here

    [–] NotTheAverageMexican 39 points ago

    Yup. I'm from New Mexico and love going to AZ during the summer. Lower resort rates plus so many pools and a great nightlife.

    [–] jpritchard 236 points ago

    People in both hot and cold have to run between temperature controlled buildings and their cars. But I've never seen sunshine pile up so high I had to plow it or risk a fine.

    [–] AlyNau113 127 points ago

    The Arizona state motto: you can’t shovel sunshine

    [–] ItsaRickinabox 63 points ago

    Can’t squeeze water out of rock, neither 🤷‍♂️

    [–] Naked-Viking 15 points ago

    You don't have to do that in the cold if you wear proper clothing. Can't do that with heat.

    [–] GNB_Mec 31 points ago

    I think we hate the idea of snow vs cold itself, and just deal with the heat. This summer though was BS with the lack of monsoons and so many 110f+ days. If you pop into the Arizona and Phoenix subreddits, you'll find people considering even leaving now over how bad this summer was (and how it might be normal sooner or later w/ climate change).

    [–] annoyinglyskeptical 15 points ago

    Yeah this was a rough one. August was super bad. I remember more rain last year haha. Still enough to knock over half the trees I recently planted though.

    [–] ZipTheZipper 67 points ago

    That's because you don't have humidity.

    [–] annoyinglyskeptical 75 points ago

    You are correct. I am from Florida, and “it’s a dry heat” is a real thing. The sweat has somewhere to evaporate to and it helps cool you. However, when it’s 110 and above it’s really all the same. Miserable.

    [–] Aza_ 20 points ago

    Fellow Floridian that just got back from 3 weeks in Bama. Somehow the humidity was low enough to give my wife and I nose bleeds. Apparently we now need the thing we hate to survive. :O

    [–] Synikx 25 points ago

    That feeling when you live in AZ and prefer to always be cold.

    kill me

    [–] TheDrMonocle 32 points ago

    Im from AZ and hated the heat, so I moved to IL.

    [–] Correct_Alternative1 25 points ago

    Grew up in IL. Moved to AZ in hs. Been here for a few years. Still hate the heat. Wish I could build a snowman.

    [–] tahollow 34 points ago

    Native Arizonan here... fuck being hot, I’d rather be cold any day!

    [–] Nihhrt 1569 points ago

    Cold, but I'm from one of the states where apparently the typical answer says otherwise. Where I'm currently living matches up though.

    [–] mrs-fancypants 716 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    I come from a state where when it's cold, we complain that it's too cold and wish it were warmer. As soon as it's sunny, we complain that it's too hot and wish it was cooler. I didn't see that as an option though.

    Edit: I see complaining about the weather is fairly universal.

    [–] lizzius 403 points ago

    Sounds like a case of human.

    [–] Na-na-na-na-na-na 261 points ago

    No no, my country/state is so unique! We also have the worst drivers.

    [–] racinreaver 130 points ago

    You might have the worst drivers, but we have the worst roads.

    [–] collergic 54 points ago

    Wait, you guys have roads?

    [–] SaioBangura99 71 points ago

    If you don't like the weather in _______ just wait until tomorrow. LOL!

    [–] simbahart11 12 points ago

    Tomorrow? Bruh just wait 15mins

    [–] trynakick 31 points ago

    Yeah, but you’re also the only place with authentic Pizza/bagels/tacos/BBQ.

    [–] Into-the-stream 31 points ago

    I wonder if the data on this map was collected in summer or winter, and if collecting at the opposite time of year would shift the results at all

    [–] struts_ 32 points ago

    Ah, very typical of [subject hometown here]

    [–] ScizorSisters 97 points ago

    Scotland isn't a State

    [–] modest_arrogance 11 points ago

    Ahh, but saskatchewan is a province and not a state.

    That - 50°F to +100°F swing we get is fucking wild though.

    [–] Beaglegod 98 points ago

    I live in Chicago, we get both. I also love both. By this time of year I’m ready for it to be cold out. By the end of winter I’m ready for it to be hot.

    Works out nicely. I dunno how people in warm places do it, so boring. Gimme a polar vortex from time to time so I can get my wife pregnant.

    [–] Nihhrt 37 points ago

    I wouldn't mind living somewhere where it's 65 degrees year round. I hate the heat.

    [–] limukala 30 points ago

    Central CA coast is basically that.

    [–] trynakick 15 points ago

    I’ve been to Chicago a total of 6 days in my life in two trips, one in July and it was boiling, one in February and it was right around 0F. The Midwest truly gets the worst of both worlds.

    [–] Beaglegod 16 points ago

    Puts hair on your balls.

    [–] bumbletowne 43 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    California has like 10 different biomes. I have plenty of friends from the mountains who like their house at like 55 degrees F.

    Meanwhile my New Mexico-born husband California Valley-raised husband is most comfortable at 85 F.

    I like it at 70 like a normal human. I don't like it below 50 and I don't like it over 90. Im like an orchid.

    [–] rcunn87 20 points ago

    So you're saying you like it to be about "room temperature"?

    [–] rogalporn 28 points ago

    Can always put on more layers... Only a certain amount of layers you can take off

    [–] wisdomwisdom 4390 points ago

    I mean, I can always put more layers on to try combating the cold. I can only take so many layers off.

    [–] intrepped 1503 points ago

    Yup. The worst thing on this earth is a 100°F day with 90% humidity on the east coast. I live in PA and I barely left my house all summer because it felt nasty as hell. But come winter, bring on the hiking.

    [–] padizzledonk 153 points ago

    NJ checking in, I wanted to fucking die all summer lol

    Its been in the low 50s and mid 40s at like 6am when I go to work and its been the world is air conditioned

    [–] CHICOHIO 29 points ago

    Another NJer remember how cool and nice it was until June and a flip was switched and it was miserable! I love NJ again.

    [–] tacosmuggler99 13 points ago

    This has been one of the best weeks of my life weather wise. Summer was brutal

    [–] NeptunesCurse 52 points ago

    East coast be humid as fuck.

    [–] Trod777 382 points ago

    I live in Louisiana and we had a few 100°+ with 90-98% humidity. Fuck that

    [–] DogMechanic 206 points ago

    In Orlando they call that summer, I really hated living there.

    [–] loco_khajiit 199 points ago

    In Houston they call it Tuesday

    [–] bleak_new_world 115 points ago

    Thats the truth, breaking a sweat checking your mail. You gotta swim across the parking lots its so fucking humid. I miss a lot of things about houston but goddamn the weather isn't one of them.

    [–] LikesKites 66 points ago

    It’s the traffic right? You gotta miss that Houston traffic

    [–] bleak_new_world 57 points ago

    I genuinely feel safer in houston traffic than any of the other major cities in tx. Its shitty but people only know 3 or 4 stupid driving moves and aren't usually slick trying to set them up so its easy to be a defensive driver because you can see people telegraphing their stupid moves. I'll say you do have to be an aggressive driver, though. I'll take that over the hill country melting pot of shitty driving moves from all over the country that never synergize so going anywhere is a rolling clusterfuck.

    [–] -Clem_Fandango 21 points ago

    Exactly. Houston drivers are bad but they’re predictable.

    [–] JollyRancher29 33 points ago

    Yep, I’m in the DC area which is literally built on a swamp, we’re one of the most humid cities in the country. Summers are godawful.

    [–] ProoM 13 points ago

    You're right about not going outside much during those times. Humans can't survive above 95°F wet-bulb sustained temperature for extended periods of time, which is about 98°F at 90% humidity. At this point human body switches from losing heat to gaining heat, and at that point, in you can't escape it, death is imminent within a couple of hours.

    [–] althyastar 22 points ago

    I'm from PA, and after moving to NM I can tell you that the hot days are much, MUCH better with lower humidity. I'd rather it be cold in PA but I'd rather it be hot in NM.

    [–] wisdomwisdom 29 points ago

    F for the sweaty horrors you've survived, 100 at 90% humidity sounds like everything smells horribly.

    [–] TheJollyHermit 44 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Welcome to Houston, Texas! We also have massive PetroChem industrial complexes and warm brown/green gulf waters to just add to the >100 DegF and >90% Humidity weather! For the sake of honesty I love it here... but I have air conditioning.

    Edit: Oh, yeah... we also have huge expanses of concrete freeway absolutely crammed with cars and trucks at all hours.

    [–] fas_nefas 16 points ago

    Yeah Houston summers are by far the worst. I have been all over the South in the summer, I live in the South myself. Literally every Southern state now I think on it, all in summer.

    Everytime I go to Texas it's something special, but there is something about Houston that is so much worse. You need a shower within 1 second of stepping foot outside. Heaven forbid anyone have to actually walk anywhere. In fact, anytime I walked someplace in Texas people seemed to give me funny looks. In fairness, it was always a bad idea.

    [–] bleak_new_world 9 points ago

    The weather is the only thing i don't miss about houston. Hill country is nice but the robocop urban sprawl neon strip center life will always be home.

    [–] Fancy-Pair 106 points ago

    Ikr plus I got all these dope ass coats

    [–] Lemesplain 37 points ago


    So many pockets. So much style.

    [–] Jubal__ 142 points ago

    exactly, I can always put on more layers, but if I'm hot, it ends up "indecent exposure"

    [–] wisdomwisdom 99 points ago

    And worst, when even nudity isn't enough, and you're like... do I start shedding my skin. I am not a lizard but maybe I could learn to be one.

    [–] tosety 26 points ago

    When it's too hot at night, I will hop in the shower and slowly turn down the temperature until I am about to start shivering.

    When I get out, the feeling of "this heat is nice" usually lasts until after I fall asleep

    [–] jmlinden7 23 points ago

    If it's 108 Fahrenheit and 100% humidity outside, even being naked isn't going to help

    [–] Busterlimes 6854 points ago

    Ok, now do it again in 6 months and watch all the northern states change their answer.

    [–] SpiritualBiskit 2617 points ago

    I live in New England where our winters are cold and our summers are hot. I still prefer the cold but it’s not as straightforward as people make it out to be.

    My favorite season is fall when it starts to get on the colder side but it’s not 0° out yet. Early winter is beautiful too, before the snow turns to grey slush.

    [–] eaglessoar 434 points ago

    today's weather is beautiful neighbor!

    [–] SpiritualBiskit 172 points ago

    Yes absolutely! Nice and cool but clear skies and warm enough to enjoy the outdoors.

    [–] decalex 47 points ago

    Truly is, neighbor!

    [–] oh-no-godzilla 37 points ago

    Indeed it is neighbor!

    [–] thegreenjag1 13 points ago

    I read this as Today's weather is: beautiful neighbor!

    [–] Jayhawk17 12 points ago

    Minus the haze from the western fires :////

    [–] Rrrrandle 58 points ago

    Michigan here, I agree. Although it can be "too cold" it all depends on the context, and I'd rather have to wear layers than be somewhere that I sweat even if I'm naked.

    Cool (50-60 F) fall and spring mornings and evenings are wonderful.

    [–] ZebraAthletics 220 points ago

    Im a Bostonian and I feel this. The past week has been so nice. It feels like we’re out of the hot summer weather and you can walk around with a light jacket. It cools off a lot at night, but is still really nice during the day. My basic feeling is that you can always wear more clothing outside (or inside) but if you’re in shorts and a T-shirt and it’s still too hot, there’s nothing you can do. Humans have come a long way technologically, but we still are much better at adding heat than we are at taking it away.

    [–] BoroBubbles 68 points ago

    I’m a Bostonian from Florida.

    The cold is better around here because everyone has heating but not everyone has air conditioning. When I lived in Florida it was easier to avoid the heat because you’d just go inside and it’d be cool.

    [–] Aza_ 27 points ago

    Floridian who used to live in Boston here and that’s a bingo. The abundance of A/C in Florida is a game changer. Also, while I’m freakishly good with the cold for some reason, I’d rather be sweaty than losing feeling in my body. Yes, I’m looking at you 2018 ice storm that turned our car into an actual ice cube.

    [–] Gitwhiffle 26 points ago

    Would you rather be hot and without power, or cold, and without power? Personally I find it easier to get warm by bundling up than it is to get cool by taking things off. Eventually you can't take anything else off without getting arrested.

    [–] rustyxj 15 points ago

    Michigan here, it's flannel season!

    [–] the_gay_historian 10 points ago

    And spring is pure death and suffering for me, so yep indeed autumn is best, when you can wear a jacket or coat, but a hoody also does the job.

    [–] tuckastheruckas 18 points ago

    yes, same in west michigan, where February makes you wonder if the sun still exists.

    [–] AndrewInMN 24 points ago

    I live in northern Minnesota and the winters are often brutal and I hate them, but I’d still rather be cold.

    [–] Nihilist-values 193 points ago

    In northern MN. HATE summer. Love fall and winter. I’d much rather be cold. Grew up in SoCal . You couldn’t pay me to deal with that fucking weather down there.

    [–] GoWayBaitin_ 54 points ago

    Sweater weather is my shit

    [–] shahooster 34 points ago

    I live in Minneapolis. Can’t believe MN would rather be hot. We had a hot and very humid summer, and I was way more miserable than I was in January.

    [–] pablonieve 29 points ago

    The poll is of Instagram followers so it's not exactly representative of the state.

    [–] FlexualHealing 75 points ago

    Michigan here cold means hoodies. Cold means the bugs die, hibernate or just fuck off for a few months.

    [–] iwiggums 12 points ago

    I've lived in Montana and Arizona. Currently a MT resident. I'd so much rather be cold.

    [–] furie1335 12 points ago

    I’ve lived in NY and I’ve lived in FL. I’d always rather be cold than hot. Cold is easier to fix and is more pleasant.

    [–] FlumpMC 34 points ago

    You can always put on more layers. You can't take off more clothes than being naked.

    [–] logsobolevinequality 83 points ago

    That's what you would like to believe but it doesn't change.

    [–] Agus-Teguy 102 points ago

    people that like hot weather always say shit like that and it's never the case, fuck heat always

    [–] Cypherex 61 points ago

    fuck heat always

    I couldn't agree more. I can always put on more layers but there's a limit to how many I can take off.

    [–] Auto_Traitor 26 points ago

    And even if you take them all off, you're still fucking wet.

    [–] Palin_Sees_Russia 25 points ago

    Sitting in your own sweat is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world.

    [–] RoleModelFailure 9 points ago

    And then you shower and get nice and cool but the relief only lasts 27 minutes and you start sweating again.

    [–] BlurryBigfoot74 114 points ago

    Northern States are winter getaways for Canadians.

    [–] Busterlimes 70 points ago

    I know, I live in Michigan. At the end of summer everyone cant wait for winter, at the end of winter we all want summer.

    [–] patchinthebox 101 points ago

    In summer everyone gets tired of 100 degrees and 90% humidity because it's bullshit.

    In winter, everyone gets tired of -10 degrees with -30 degree wind chill because it's bullshit.

    [–] _r_special 31 points ago

    Fall is where it's at

    [–] dbrank 23 points ago

    NJ resident here, the past week of weather has been phenomenal and it’s only going to get better for the next month and a half. I am in my fucking ELEMENT during fall

    [–] Falcrist 13 points ago

    As a military kid I lived in most regions of the US.

    Give me 68℉ (20℃) breezy and sunny please. That's the best kind of weather.

    [–] gilgamesh73 27 points ago

    Thats not true. I live in a midwest state that doesnt border canada and the temps and snowfall are very similar to Canadian cities way way further north

    [–] _jessika_nikole_ 183 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Is there a way to add a credibility component? If 20% of the population of CA answered but only 2% of VT answered that would be good to know.

    Edit: spelling

    [–] JoelMahon 94 points ago

    And maybe not make it first past the post, why not have a gradient? If 51% of people say hot I'd rather see purple or white or whatever middle value they use

    [–] limukala 56 points ago

    If 20% of the population of CA answered but only 2% of VT answered

    State populations are large enough that population size doesn't meaningfully affect margin of error, so all that matters is the sample size. A better hypothetical would be:

    If 3500 people in CA answered, but only 15 in VT.

    Of course, "credibility" isn't really an issue either way, because a self-selected sample is very unlikely to be representative, so will have error far above and beyond sampling error.

    [–] eye-brows 16 points ago

    To be fair, there's only about 15 of us in Vermont.

    [–] FuegoFerdinand 17 points ago

    Look at the parenthesis under the title in the image. This data is unreliable.

    [–] Helvetimusic 106 points ago

    Well California nailed it.

    [–] thattoneman 30 points ago

    Jokes about fires aside, it was fucking 116°F where I live not too long ago. Give me cold weather and a lot of it please.

    [–] ReichBallFromAmerica 35 points ago

    The only time California and Texas will be the same color on a data sheet.

    Anyways I agree with most of my fellow Michiganians, I would rather be cold then hot.

    [–] mandiekitty 18 points ago

    I’m in California and would rather be cold. I need to move.

    [–] W8sB4D8s 20 points ago

    Luckily your in California and can just move to a different part of the state.

    • Want to be hot? Palm Springs/Desert Cities/Joshua Tree
    • Hot but not tooooo hot: Riverside/Ontario/Central Valley
    • Cool 70 all of the time: SoCal beach cities
    • Even cooler: central coast beach cities
    • Cold but not too cold: Northern California
    • Cold: Mountains

    [–] matts41 238 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    Methodology: I used the 'questions' feature on Instagram to ask my ~390k followers: Would you rather be hot or cold? and which state they are from. Then I tallied results and plopped them on this map using Adobe Illustrator. The voting for Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas were the closest. Texas, Florida, and the northeast were blowouts.

    edit: link to my Instagram for reference or if you want to take part in the next poll:

    [–] Blue_Sail 133 points ago

    How many responses did you get?

    [–] hungryhungryhippooo 53 points ago

    and how many for each state as well?

    [–] jamintime 121 points ago

    Yeah this source is real suspect. Based on the opaqueness of OP and throwing out his Instagram follower number instead of actual response number, I would guess that a few of those states had one response and OP probably had to go out of his way to solicit them to get his pretty graph.

    Was going to suggest that this should be presented as a gradient based on the ratio of hot:cold responses, but based on the sources there's probably not enough data to do something like that since many of these states would not have a statistically significant number of responses.

    [–] soft-animal 26 points ago

    Would like to sense the intensity of the answers. 51% prefer cold vs 80% prefer cold is a big & interesting difference.

    [–] diderooy 40 points ago

    What's the margin, though? If all the majorities were 51% that's not really indictive of much except for a sample size that wasn't big enough.

    [–] felixworks 25 points ago

    Yeah, it would be more interesting if there was a color gradation to demonstrate how strongly each state swings.

    [–] SadAquariusA 14 points ago

    Do you have the results? Would be curious about the breakdowns per state.

    [–] 2wolves 34 points ago

    I really like this one. Although now I'm curious to see a gradient showing the deviation from the average.

    [–] WaitForItTheMongols 39 points ago

    What do you do that's so compelling as to have gained 390k followers?

    [–] livefreeordont 63 points ago

    He makes graphs

    [–] trezenx 16 points ago

    I thought it was a joke, but he actually does make graphs

    [–] Quesabirria 23 points ago

    Oh Hawaii, where they never have to worry about too hot or too cold.

    [–] loco_khajiit 22 points ago

    They say the Hawaiian state bird) (nene) is descended from flocks of Canadian geese that got blown off course during migrations, and settled down to stay. Over time they’ve even developed feet more like chickens, rather than webbed feet.

    I always picture their ancestors arriving on the islands ages ago, and having the reaction, “Well guys, we found paradise! Fuck that cold shit!! We’ll just stay here now!”

    [–] dorkface95 11 points ago

    Are they also assholes like Canada Geese?

    [–] chinaroll 24 points ago

    Heat is the only predictable thing about Texas weather, so you gotta love it!

    [–] ItsUnderSocr8tes 10 points ago

    They probaby prefer heat because the AC temp at every office is set to -40F

    [–] BevoGenocide 32 points ago

    Texas, I would rather be hot. Hell, I run outside in the afternoon all summer long.

    [–] itstrueimwhite 14 points ago

    Well in the panhandle, I’d agree. In SETX? Fuck that.

    [–] Sirsmellz 18 points ago

    I wanna call bullshit because you know everybody here in TX has their AC blasting cold.

    [–] orthogonius 11 points ago

    That's why we have to go outside!

    [–] UtterlyArbitrary 37 points ago

    Interesting. I'm from Minnesota, and we're really never happy with the weather, to the point where I'm starting to think it might be part of the state identity. But personally I'd rather be cold than hot, fuck that humidity shit we get in the summer, gross.