Hand stuck to freezing metal? Urinate on it.
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The US Navy’s Polar Manual from 1965 may come in handy during this week’s blizzards. From the list of “Polar Do’s And Don’t’s”:
1. Dares are neither offered nor taken. Necessary risks are bad enough.
25. Heavy and bulky polar clothing makes you clumsy and prone to accidents from lack of normal agility. Plan NOT to have an accident.
26. Do not touch cold metal with moist, bare hands. If you should inadvertently stick a hand to cold metal, urinate on the metal to warm it and save some inches of skin. If you stick both hands, you’d better have a friend along.