A small patch of Mars has been named “Winnipeg”

Because of all the mosquitoes, arson and gang violence and Club Beer there.

Just kidding! Because it’s fricking cold, of course. 😉

Friday, September 18, 2015, 7:30 PM – NASA researchers have named a small patch of Mars “Winnipeg”. The name is a likely nod to the fact that temperatures in the city can sometimes get as cold as temperatures on the Red Planet.

No word on whether the Guess Who will play there, or whether any Salisbury House locations will be opened. 😉


3 thoughts on “A small patch of Mars has been named “Winnipeg”

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20140129022756/http://willsmiscellany.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/winnipeg-deep-freeze-as-cold-as-uninhabited-planet/

    That’s hilarious; we need to see more of these comparisons.

    In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn’t get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day.

    The Manitoba Museum is reporting Winnipeg’s temperatures on Tuesday were actually as cold as the surface of Mars.

    According to the Curiosity Rover, Mars reached a maximum temperature of -29 C on Tuesday, a temperature Winnipeg only reached shortly before 3 p.m.

    The deep freeze over much of Southern Manitoba prompted extreme wind chill warnings in the area and most of the north.

    They don’t call it ‘Winterpeg’ for nothing.

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