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    it's a miracle that finnish people have survived so far, with using sauna and then running out in the snow, eh?
    this is why i am calling BS. espasmo only happens in the imagination

    once we had a visitor, she wanted few things ironed so she offered our maid 10 dollars to do it. so it happens it was raining frog that day. our maid responded firmly that she will not risk her life for 10 dollars. you should see my friend's face, flabbergasted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    it's a miracle that finnish people have survived so far, with using sauna and then running out in the snow, eh?
    this is why i am calling BS. espasmo only happens in the imagination

    once we had a visitor, she wanted few things ironed so she offered our maid 10 dollars to do it. so it happens it was raining frog that day. our maid responded firmly that she will not risk her life for 10 dollars. you should see my friend's face, flabbergasted!
    You beat me to the "going skiing, hitting the sauna and rolling in the snow" ritual that many friends of mine used to do (no not even Finnish, by the way). I think that debunks the myth of bad things happening if after you blow dry your hair you open the refrigerator door.

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    There is a danger far worse than death which can befall a man exposed to cold temperatures:



    then:

    Seinfeld - The Shrinkage - YouTube

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    Shrinkage is far more real and debilitating.

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    I looked it up on the internet, and as far as I can tell, it refers to a narrowing of the heart arteries going from one extreme temperature to another. In other words, it pretty much is a heart attack...

    I doubt opening a fridge after ironing would be able to cause it, but hey, in this heat anything can happen...

    DV8, although I used to love sauna's, loads of people have suffered heart attacks in sauna's. That is why they recommend visiting a doctor before you use them...

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    Yea my wife and her family always tell me not to go to the fridge when I am sweating or after she has irined she asks me to go I just laugh and show them I am still very much alive!

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    i think body's limits can be pushed further than a small difference of temperatures delivered by sauna.
    have you heard about cryogenic cabins? the body gets exposed to the temperatures as low as -190 degrees celsius for up to 3 minutes. if your heart can take that then surely little sauna heat is no challenge...

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    I remember my grandfather telling me about the king of Spain who dropped dead because he drank cold water after a vigorous game of pelota vasca, and guess what - it's a myth:
    El agua fría tras un ejercicio físico intenso: verdades y mitos >> La Doctora Shora >> Blogs EL PAÍS

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    its called bollocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    It is very common here and most believe that if you expose your body to cold after being hot then you will die, or be at risk of death. This would include opening the fridge after ironing, or whilst sweating. However like many superstitions there is some basis in fact as going from heat to cold can cause shock and even death as sudden change to cold water constricts the blood vessels and can affect the heart. When I was a diving instructor in the Mediterranean where the water is much colder than here, we would always advise divers to put their wrists into the cold water before diving off the boat, especially if they had been in the sun for a while. I doubt that opening the fridge after ironing would have the same effect, but I can see where it comes from.

    Matilda
    My grandmother believed that if you ate sancocho,which is served hot and then drank ice cold water
    afterwards a person you would die.Therefore she would always drink cool water after eating anything
    hot.

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