Life in the North, where winters last 11 months and 27 days and you get to enjoy the summer for a few days before it freezes over again. Northerners like to brag about how good they are at handling the cold. The rest of us get to boast about the fact that we don’t have to deal with the cold.
And there is nothing they can say about that. But Americans tend to forget that there are places further north than, well, “The North.” What about the Great White North? That’s right, folks – Canada. Large parts of the Land of the Maple Leaf are even colder than the American North.
In Arizona, the only way to deal with the blistering heat is to go outside fully protected. Temperatures in Arizona can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You need an oven mitt just to handle the steering wheel of your car because it will burn your fingers otherwise. Most people stay inside during the summer anyway to avoid third-degree burns.
We are sure that there are more effective ways to handle the heat while driving around the likes of Phoenix, Mesa, Tucson, Scottsdale, or any of the other wonderful cities in this part of the world. But if you do wear mitts, we recommend taking them off when you get to the Grand Canyon.
In Alaska, people bask in the snow when it’s -20 degrees Fahrenheit outside. A little snow means hot weather and a lot of snow maybe requires a t-shirt. But -20 is definitely a day for a morning jog. Heck, we wouldn't be surprised if these Alaskans jogged all the way to the coast before swimming across the Bering Strait to the easternmost point of Russia.
Of course, that would be illegal. But based on the costumes that these racers are wearing, we actually wouldn't put it past them. Hey, if Jesse Pinkman can settle in Alaska after the events of "Breaking Bad," then who are we to judge?
Welcome to the west coast where some argue it’s the “best” coast. We just think it’s the coast of enlightenment, where all who come here are soul-searching hippies carrying around a crystal with them and hugging trees. To be fair, there is a good chance that this photo was taken about half a century ago.
The West Coast has seen a lot of changes as the decades have passed and these days, it is completely unrecognizable from what people came to expect from this side of the US. You know, back in the days when all people were saying was "Give peace a chance."
The East Coast
If there is anything that the East Coast of America is renowned for, it is the sight of an obnoxious dude posing with his collars pointed upward. Exhibit A. This guy seems so confident as he annoyingly pops his collar for the world to see. Did someone say "douchebag alert?"
Because that's usually the typical response when this kind of guy pops up in an East Coast bar. This guy is only interested in impressing his Frat friends and doesn't have any consideration for anyone else. The states on the East Coast are all about doing things your way and putting yourself first. And that's the double truth, Ruth.