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Leeman_s
01-18-2004, 01:12 PM
I was outside shoveling snow, and my fingers got really cold. I have been inside like 10 minutes and the end segments of my fingers are very very firm

anyone know why that happens

Thantos
01-18-2004, 01:13 PM
Constriction of the blood vessels and also the blood in the fingers isn't flowing as much.

Brian2
01-18-2004, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Leeman_s
I was outside shoveling snow, and my fingers got really cold. I have been inside like 10 minutes and the end segments of my fingers are very very firm

anyone know why that happens

frost thermitisation

better see a doctor if it persists or you may lose your fingers.

linuxdude
01-18-2004, 03:12 PM
You're lucky I still haven't seen snow. It snowed once when I was three I still remember the little bit. It didn't even cover the ground. Louisiana is cool, because it isn't that cold in winter but I still want to see snow:(

nomi
01-18-2004, 03:32 PM
Never shovel snow without gloves....

and....try microwaving your hand....j/k....you better see a doctor.

bludstayne
01-18-2004, 03:47 PM
Snow? I haven't had to shovel it since I was in Indiana. Man, I miss Indiana so much. I hate living in the south. The people suck and so does the climate. I like the cold!

DISGUISED
01-18-2004, 04:49 PM
We really haven't had that much snow at all this year. One or two nasty days and that's about it.

Silvercord
01-18-2004, 04:52 PM
I like the cold!

Just for that, I'm going to be sending you to HELL young man...eternal damnation for you

JaWiB
01-18-2004, 04:53 PM
Your body restricts blood flow to your hands to keep yourself warm. The reverse can also be said (that is, more blood flows to your hands if you overheat)

So if you need to cool off then stick your hands in a bucket of ice water...

major_small
01-18-2004, 08:49 PM
it's actually dangerous to try heating your hands before the rest of your body... you're supposed to heat your chest and then your limbs and then fingers/toes...

but yeah... by firm, do you mean they're also numb?

Grayson_Peddie
01-18-2004, 08:59 PM
I live in Florida, so I don't get snow.

sean
01-18-2004, 10:40 PM
I heard Gore was in New York doing a speech on Global Warming and had to wear mittens. Heh heh..... mittens....

RoD
01-18-2004, 11:03 PM
mittens his mommy made for him lmfao

adrianxw
01-19-2004, 03:07 AM
I shall be shovelling snow in about 30 minutes time, and looking out the window, for a considerable period. I have a pair of Neoprene glove I wear for that kind of activity.

Leeman_s
01-19-2004, 06:23 PM
well, they're back to normal today

but they were very firm meaning, the ends wouldn't squish. They were almost like rocks. it made it hard to bend the fingers

gcn_zelda
01-19-2004, 06:44 PM
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "hands of stone." :P

Meh.

Maybe I should just put "Meh" in my signature... I use it way too much :P