Skip to comments.Vodka 'saved' elephants in Siberian freeze
Posted on 12/14/2012 2:50:06 PM PST by Twotone
Two elephants have been saved from the deadly Siberian cold by drinking vodka, Russian officials say.
They say the animals had to be taken out into the bitter cold after the wooden trailer they were travelling in caught fire in the Novosibirsk region.
The elephants, aged 45 and 48, suffered frostbite to the tips of their ears amid temperatures of -40C (-40F)
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i thought alcohol made you freeze faster? Is that wrong or is that just people?
I agree, the alcohol didn’t save the elephants.
“Like with humans, alcohol can make animals feel warmer but it actually lowers their core body temperature, scientists say.”
Still, it’s sweet that Russians have such faith in vodka. :-)
“frostbite to the tips of their ears”
See,,, ya pour the vodka onto their ears, then light it. Try it!
They should know.
amid temperatures of -40C (-40F)
“amid temperatures of -40C (-40F)”
That’s what the story said. In other words, a non-science-literate gerbalist with an equally astute editor.
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