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This man clearly harbours no qualms about the cold. The native Norwegian achieved viral renown for skating on and swimming in Norway's Lake Goksjo almost entirely nude, save for a pair of Speedos and a wreath of ice worn round his neck. We know what you're thinking: How I can I be like this man? Let us show you the way.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Men routinely claim to be more tolerant of cold than women. But where does this physiological difference stem from, and are there any studies that have examined its veracity? Of course there are. Some of them even involve rectal thermometers.