swimming freezing water
a: Swimming freezing water ~
b: swimming in dilute treacle
What: "Another reason is that the viscosity, or stickiness, of water increases at low
temperature, so that swimming in water near freezing point is like swimming in
dilute treacle." From "Hazards from Cold, Heat and Poisons in Daily Life - How to Avoid Them", page 23.
Writer: William Keatinge
Date: Aug 21 2013 7:07 PM
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