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Steely Gaze at 12:03PM, Dec. 11, 2007
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As you can see, very small children have an aversion to snow until almost 8 years old, wherafter a person totally loses any hesitance. 10 years old this is the highest instance of the “Whee!!” (or Fun/Amusement) factor. However, in later teen years, there is a steady decline of “Whee!!” and an increase of the “Craaap!” (or annoyance/fear) factor. This is mostly due to driving and having dates and whatnot. After a person hits 30, you can see quite a dramatic decline of “Whee!!” and increase of “Craaap!!”. At about 40, the two factors are almost at equal perception. And of course, any older, “craaap!” just keeps climbing and you almost totally lose any “Whee!!” perception.

I hope that this has been of help to you.

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crazyninny at 1:17PM, Dec. 11, 2007
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It all has to do with age. We can see it here in this scientifically researched graph:


As you can see, very small children have an aversion to snow until almost 8 years old, wherafter a person totally loses any hesitance. 10 years old this is the highest instance of the “Whee!!” (or Fun/Amusement) factor. However, in later teen years, there is a steady decline of “Whee!!” and an increase of the “Craaap!” (or annoyance/fear) factor. This is mostly due to driving and having dates and whatnot. After a person hits 30, you can see quite a dramatic decline of “Whee!!” and increase of “Craaap!!”. At about 40, the two factors are almost at equal perception. And of course, any older, “craaap!” just keeps climbing and you almost totally lose any “Whee!!” perception.

I hope that this has been of help to you.



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AQua_ng at 1:48PM, Dec. 11, 2007
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SpANG at 8:42PM, Dec. 11, 2007
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on another note, I've heard that YakTrax are awesome for walking on ice:

http://yaktrax.com/productspro.aspx

Just picked up some for family members. I'll let ya know. ;)
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DragonessAthena at 10:46PM, Dec. 11, 2007
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I love snow. I couldn't stand living in a place that doesn't get any in the winter. We've got a ton of it here right now, and I'm loving it. It really makes up for last winter when we had no snow at all at Christmas.

I haven't played in it for ages though, I really hate getting soaked when it melts.
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albone at 9:57AM, Dec. 12, 2007
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Snow is a giant pain in the ass. I would like to move to Arizona (from Wisconsin).
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Djeinus at 3:28PM, Dec. 12, 2007
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I love snow! Unless it rains overnight and the snow gets all wet and uhh… yeah, WET! And after a day or two, so it freezes and gets extra slippery (like the wet snow wasn't slippery enough!), but otherwise I simply love snow.
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Randal at 4:51PM, Dec. 12, 2007
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I have a love hate relationship with snow. Most of the time, I love it. I like to look at it, play in it and even drive my car in it.

The only drawbacks were when we had the biggest driveway in the neighborhood and driving my semi through it when it's fresh and wet. (which still isn't bad if it's really cold out and it gets about as hard as concrete. Yesterday I had to drive through some pretty hilly spots of Idaho and Wyoming but it was -15F {-26.1C} so even the ice wasn't really a problem.)

I think most people who say they hate snow really just hate extreme cold and slipping on ice if you look more closely at what they're saying, though shoveling can be a bitch if it's thick or wet. Those things I hate, but not snow.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 6:11PM, Dec. 12, 2007
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Snow's cold.
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patrickdevine at 1:20PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I like snow, in Oregon it actually doesn't snow very often and when it does it's usually not around for long. I like making a tiny snowman and puting him in the freezer while I still have the chance. Most of the time we just get ice: All the danger of snow with none of the fun.
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Short_Circuiting at 1:23PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I grew up with snow, in NY, and I loved it. Then I got dragged to NC when I was young, and it's only snowed 2 or 3 times here since I've moved here. It's crap. A few days ago it was 80 degrees, and it's the middle of December!!! My family gets all the snow. Bahh. I can't wait to move back.
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Harmonious D at 3:41PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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I love snow it's great, though i'm never lucky enough to have a snowed in christmas grrrr…..eh anyways snow is always good. *thinks back to a time where he plastered a rival with a slush ball*
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SpoonsREvil at 5:52PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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All I have to say is this. Snow is made of win so, go play in the snow people!
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 6:02PM, Dec. 13, 2007
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Snow is white.

If it's not, don't eat it.

If it is, still don't eat it.
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Memmy at 9:57PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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Dont eat the yellow snow! :O
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 10:02PM, Dec. 14, 2007
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Oh sure, it looks fluffy and it's wonderful to play in, but can you really say that after being buried in an avalanche, almost freezing to death?
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shaneronzio at 11:23AM, Dec. 15, 2007
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snow…Ugh.
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MagickLorelai at 11:58AM, Dec. 15, 2007
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I've lived in Arizona for a year and a half now, through two winters, so I've fortunately been out of the snow (Except when I visit Flagstaff, but that's another story).

I grew up, however, in New Hampshire. We got snow- not as bad as other states, but we got it, for sure. I hated it, from a very young age. I hated it, because it made the streets slippery and slick, and sidewalks either impossible to climb over the humps of snow, or COVERED with ice. This was exacerbated when it became my responsibility to shovel snow.

I think it still has a very magical feel to it, when it's fresh and powdery and light, perfect for packing together into a snowman or snowball. I'm just very glad I no longer have to walk on/shovel snow. :D

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Coveinant at 2:15PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Ok, I like snow. At least I can have fun outside. What I can't handle is ice (so you know I live in NW Missouri, so I had no power till 8pm Friday), I get so bored and cold. And no one better make fun of me, the people around here had it so bad it made national news.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 2:43PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Ok, I like snow. At least I can have fun outside. What I can't handle is ice (so you know I live in NW Missouri, so I had no power till 8pm Friday), I get so bored and cold. And no one better make fun of me, the people around here had it so bad it made national news.

I can feel for you there. Last year I went on an exchange trip to California. We went through one of those power outages. It was EXTREMELY cold. There was a bad blizzard going outside. And the generater just wouldn't work…
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Emotional at 2:49PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Rarely get snow in North Carolina, also it doesn't go below freezing much, and the weather is usually clear. when I lived in Upstate NY I remember it getting to 10 or so below, on top of that you had the wind chill to worry about. Honestly that had to be the worst time of my life haha.


I hate snow :D
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bobby_the_kid at 3:55PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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I've trekked to school in -18 before.

XD

but thats in canadian temps….or something.

i don't hate the snow.
i just don't like it when its half melted and leaves a lovely coat of “grease” behind.
pretty much everything that comes out of a car exhaust or something ends up in the snow and all over the roads.
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its nice when you get that first big dump in September,though.:D
but after weeks and months of it itd kinda…blachk…

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Renee Katz at 5:04PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Snow? What's that? (Floridian)

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Puff_Of_Smoke at 6:07PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Snow? What's that? (Floridian)

It's something you get a lot of in the parts of canada and asia that are in the arctic circle.

It's quite cold, it's white, it look fluffy but it can freeze you to death if you stay in it for more than… say… 4 hours? That is if it's a cold day and there is no sun.

But still, it's a hell of a lot of fun to play in.
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crazyninny at 6:21PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Strained my back yesterday from slipping on the ice at work. @_@ But it didn't kill me! I win!
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 6:27PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Strained my back yesterday from slipping on the ice at work. @_@ But it didn't kill me! I win!

It was snowing heavilly for three days here. I HAD TO SHOVEL THE DRIVEWAY!
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crazyninny at 6:53PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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Strained my back yesterday from slipping on the ice at work. @_@ But it didn't kill me! I win!

It was snowing heavilly for three days here. I HAD TO SHOVEL THE DRIVEWAY!

You should of used a fire tourch instead. Much easier, and takes less time to get rid of the snow.
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Rudolf at 7:13PM, Dec. 17, 2007
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i like snow
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dragodraconis at 3:50PM, Dec. 18, 2007
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I like snow… but it snows every 100 years where I live and it goes random on how hot and cold it gets down here one day its like 40 degrees the next day it hits 89 and boy do muscles cramp whenever the temperture changes.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:54PM, Dec. 21, 2007
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Strained my back yesterday from slipping on the ice at work. @_@ But it didn't kill me! I win!

It was snowing heavilly for three days here. I HAD TO SHOVEL THE DRIVEWAY!

You should of used a fire tourch instead. Much easier, and takes less time to get rid of the snow.

I have none of those. And my toaster doesn't reach that far.
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