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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