21st October 2019

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Can you freeze to death?

People can even develop hypothermia at temperatures above freezing if it's raining. Normal core body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and mild hypothermia sets in at about 95 degrees F. After that, "as you start dropping [in temperature], bad things happen," Sawka said.

In this way, what would hurt more freezing or burning to death?

Burning is worse by a mile. Burning is so painful because you are directly damaging nerves, whereas with freezing you're making them too cold to work. Get cold enough, and you get lethargic as your brain function slows to a stop. I could feel pressure but not pain.

How long does it take for you to die of hypothermia?

For example, in water 32.5 degrees Fahrenheit or colder, you might not survive more than 15-to-45 minutes. You'll undergo shock within the first two minutes and some functional disability before 30 minutes, according to the United States Coast Guard.
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