Little known facts about Saskatchewan

now that's coldLittle Known Facts about Saskatchewan Correction - the picture on the old one dollar bill, very old, is of Flemming Sask .

The word "Saskatchewan" is Cree for "What the hell am I doing here?"
(actually it's from the cree word "kisiskatchewanisipi," which means "swift-flowing river.")

At some point in time, for reasons unexplained, every single child born in Saskatchewan will stick their tongue to a metal fence when it is 30 below out

An exposed 12 pack of beer will freeze in 12 minutes at -35

People from Saskatchewan are immune to the effects of Mexican water

Top Ten Reasons to Live in Saskatchewan

10) It's a damn easy province to draw
9) You don't ever have to worry about fixing your parking brake
8) People don't drive like Linda Blair having a bad period
7) Now leeches are GOOD for you!
6) Driving off the road isn't such a big deal
5) It's always Happy Hour!
4) Those cool Saskatchewan Wheat Pool hats
3) For 8 months of the year, the dogshit is too frozen to worry about
2) Mosquitos keep you from gaining too much weight
1) YOUR Roughriders survived

And let's just put all those horrible rumours about prairie inbreeding to rest right now shall we...

Saskatchewan Wind Scale:

Wind Speed Weather Category
0-50 kmh Calm
50-100 kmh Slight air movement
100-150 kmh Light breeze
150-200kmh Breezy
200-225 kmh Light Wind
225-250 kmh Gusty
250-300 kmh Windy
300+ kmh Hide the chickens
(thanks Grog!)

The Canadian National Temperature Conversion Guide:

10C = Vancouverites try to turn on the heat. Saskatchewanians plant gardens.
5C = Victorians shiver uncontrollably. Regina people sunbathe.
3C = Italian cars won't start. Regina people drive with the windows down.
0C = Distilled water freezes. Regina water gets thicker
-5C = Torontonians wear coats, gloves and wool hats. Saskatchewanians throw on a t-shirt.
-10C = Quebecers begin to evacuate the province. Saskatchewanians go swimming.
-20C = Toronto landlords finally turn up the heat. Saskatchewanians have the last cookout before it gets cold.
-25C = People in Vancouver cease to exist. Saskatoonians lick flagpoles.
-30C = Calgarians fly away to Mexico. Regina people throw on a light jacket.
-40C = Hamilton disintegrates. Regina people rent some videos.
-60C = Mt. St. Helens freezes. Regina Girl Scouts begin selling cookies door to door.
-80C = Polar bears begin to evacuate the arctic.Saskatoon Boy Scouts postpone
"Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough.
-100C = Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Regina people pull down their earflaps.
-114C = Ethyl alcohol freezes. Regina people get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
-183C = Microbial life survives on dairy products. Saskatchewan cows complain of farmers with cold hands.
-273C = ALL atomic motion stops. Saskatchewan people start saying "Cold 'nuff for ya?"
-300C = Hell freezes over. The Saskatchewan Roughriders win the Grey Cup

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