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[–]Flyersrock87OC: 1 2292 points2293 points  (68 children)

Crazy seeing a map where California is red and Mississippi is blue

[–]Serupael 721 points722 points  (48 children)

my first thought. "that's a weird election map"

Now i try to imagine a world where California and Illinois somehow go Republican while Alabama and Mississippi somehow vote Democrat

[–]Setisthename 709 points710 points  (25 children)

If anyone's curious, the Cold Party would win with the above states, with an electoral college vote of 290-248.

[–]Mitosis 366 points367 points  (12 children)

Man, imagine an election where one party wins California, Texas, and Florida and still loses.

[–]Wwolverine23 129 points130 points  (6 children)

Illinois as well. That damn northeast carrying

[–]JimBobbyBoi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember a long while back when my history teacher did a full scale mock election and that happened.

[–]ScottyV4KY 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Dude, you just invented a hit novel. "An Institution of Cold" "The Warm Will Rise Again" "Dual Climates"

And I'm out of ideas.

[–]calm_down_meow 2845 points2846 points  (477 children)

I understand Minnesota and i'm guessing it's similar in the Dakotas. There are days where it's so cold you you walk outside and your face hurts.

I think coming in from the cold is much more satisfying than coming in from the heat though.

[–]Lindvaettr 276 points277 points  (60 children)

Coming from Minnesota, the cold isn't as bad because you bundle up tight. It's the heat that's bad. Hot and humid, and nothing makes it better.

[–]monashimina 123 points124 points  (23 children)

Minnesota here, this result surprised me.

[–]averyfinename 47 points48 points  (3 children)

yea, me too. you can dress for cold weather.. but you can only strip-down so far in hot weather before people start calling the cops on you if you're out in public.

[–]ChartsNDarts 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Yeah I would much rather take -10 degrees than 110 degrees

You can always warm yourself up. It’s super hard to cool yourself down

[–]elementofpee 8331 points8332 points  (412 children)

And that's exactly why the Carolinas were divided.

Edit - thanks for the awards! This SC boy appreciates the warm hospitality. NC can kiss my grits.

[–]A_Martian_Potato 1785 points1786 points  (191 children)

I love the idea that there was one Carolina but it split in two over an argument about something that nobody could ever actually control. It's very Jonathan Swift

[–]darkwing42 374 points375 points  (162 children)

Was it barbecue sauce?

[–]SleepyEel 380 points381 points  (120 children)

If BBQ sauce is a divider, then NC shouldn't be a single state

Edit: the best BBQ I've ever had is from Ridgewood Barbecue in Bluff City, TN. They shave the pork for the sandwiches there and the texture difference from most BBQ really makes it a step above everything else. Their baked beans are also probably the best I've had. If you're ever in East TN, it's a must visit.

[–]skilletquesoandfeel 81 points82 points  (103 children)

What’s the NC sauce divide like?

[–]SleepyEel 239 points240 points  (55 children)

Vinegar-based in the east and tomato-based in the west. Lexington is considered the dividing point that combined both, hence "Lexington style."

[–]JazzlikeCauliflower9 59 points60 points  (32 children)

There's a diagram on this page that demonstrates it nicely. It also includes SC, but there's a clear line in NC that's about right.

[–]demi9od 35 points36 points  (7 children)

What is this ketchup based abomination in West SC? Every day we stray further from God (and vinegar).

[–]SpiroCircle 151 points152 points  (39 children)

Let's be real both Carolinas can be blistering

[–]unverified-account 127 points128 points  (23 children)

Obligatory it's not the heat it's the humidity

[–]DarwinLizard 50 points51 points  (9 children)

As a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania with a wife born and raised in the Southwest us, after much time spent in both paces I can unequivocally say that indeed, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.

[–]rebelolemiss 11 points12 points  (0 children)

In Raleigh. Can confirm that this summer was BRUTAL. And I used to live in Tallahassee which gets as humid as a hooker’s ass.

[–]ConradSchu 85 points86 points  (23 children)

Live in NC. Much prefer hot, but I'm the outlier as nearly everyone I know prefers cold.

I think the years I lived in Florida, California, and Hawaii spoiled me. Though I did enjoy living in Washington state.

[–]malice_aforethought 37 points38 points  (9 children)

Most of western Washington isn't hot or cold, just wet.

[–]atti1xboy[🍰] 404 points405 points  (54 children)

The names are a common misnomer. They are actually called Best and False Carolina. The northern one is the best btw

[–]2reddit4me 29 points30 points  (25 children)

South Carolinian here. I’d much rather be cold. The heat here sucks.

[–]annoyinglyskeptical 1280 points1281 points  (282 children)

In Arizona, can confirm, we hate cold. You get so used to the triple digit heat out here that around 70 degrees we start busting out long sleeves and jeans.

[–]VivreLaBelleVie 457 points458 points  (88 children)

Born in Minnesota & lived in TX from HS to undergrad. Never, ever got used to the brutal heat you guys have down there.

[–]theYOLOdoctor 314 points315 points  (78 children)

The Arizona heat is very different. TX heat is unbearable to me it's like a Minnesota summer cranked up to 11, but Arizona heat is so dry that after a few years it's fine.

[–]bellerouge 56 points57 points  (7 children)

That’s the thing: what kind of heat are we talking about ? Dry heat .. sure, I’ll take that over my face hurting from the cold and wind, but humidity ? Nooo thank you.

[–]SystemicPlural 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's the same with cold. Wet cold winters in the north of England aren't particularly cold... but they sure are miserable

[–]ShootTheMailMan 129 points130 points  (50 children)

Most buildings in Arizona & Florida at least have AC. When I went through the Midwest and Texas, it was unbearable day AND night.

The desert heat at least has the decency to be cool at night

[–]PartyBoyPat 116 points117 points  (21 children)

I have lived in Texas my whole life, and I’ve never met anyone without AC in their house.

[–]shantil3 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Having lived in both Texas and Arizona, I can say that Arizona AC is next level. Almost painfully cold. It's pretty common to carry a sweater or jacket in the summer to cope with being inside.

[–]large-farvaOC: 1 35 points36 points  (0 children)

AC units pull heat and moisture out of the air. When the air is humid, you waste some of your cooling power on condensing water vapor. If the air is dry to begin with, there's less waste and you get max cooling power.

[–]TreeEyedRaven 55 points56 points  (16 children)

I can honestly say I haven’t been in a single actual lived in building in Florida without a/c. It is mandatory on rentals. On my lease, if the temp is above 90 outside during the day and they can’t fix it within the day(or 24 hour, can’t remember) they have to put us up somewhere. The heat is no joke down here

[–]NotTheAverageMexican 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Yup. I'm from New Mexico and love going to AZ during the summer. Lower resort rates plus so many pools and a great nightlife.

[–]jpritchard 238 points239 points  (43 children)

People in both hot and cold have to run between temperature controlled buildings and their cars. But I've never seen sunshine pile up so high I had to plow it or risk a fine.

[–]AlyNau113 122 points123 points  (18 children)

The Arizona state motto: you can’t shovel sunshine

[–]ItsaRickinabox 62 points63 points  (16 children)

Can’t squeeze water out of rock, neither 🤷‍♂️

[–]Naked-Viking 16 points17 points  (2 children)

You don't have to do that in the cold if you wear proper clothing. Can't do that with heat.

[–]GNB_Mec 28 points29 points  (15 children)

I think we hate the idea of snow vs cold itself, and just deal with the heat. This summer though was BS with the lack of monsoons and so many 110f+ days. If you pop into the Arizona and Phoenix subreddits, you'll find people considering even leaving now over how bad this summer was (and how it might be normal sooner or later w/ climate change).

[–]annoyinglyskeptical 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yeah this was a rough one. August was super bad. I remember more rain last year haha. Still enough to knock over half the trees I recently planted though.

[–]ZipTheZipper 64 points65 points  (18 children)

That's because you don't have humidity.

[–]annoyinglyskeptical 76 points77 points  (12 children)

You are correct. I am from Florida, and “it’s a dry heat” is a real thing. The sweat has somewhere to evaporate to and it helps cool you. However, when it’s 110 and above it’s really all the same. Miserable.

[–]Aza_ 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Fellow Floridian that just got back from 3 weeks in Bama. Somehow the humidity was low enough to give my wife and I nose bleeds. Apparently we now need the thing we hate to survive. :O

[–]Synikx 24 points25 points  (4 children)

That feeling when you live in AZ and prefer to always be cold.

kill me

[–]TheDrMonocle 32 points33 points  (11 children)

Im from AZ and hated the heat, so I moved to IL.

[–]Correct_Alternative1 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Grew up in IL. Moved to AZ in hs. Been here for a few years. Still hate the heat. Wish I could build a snowman.

[–]tahollow 35 points36 points  (11 children)

Native Arizonan here... fuck being hot, I’d rather be cold any day!

[–]Nihhrt 1566 points1567 points  (187 children)

Cold, but I'm from one of the states where apparently the typical answer says otherwise. Where I'm currently living matches up though.

[–]mrs-fancypants 713 points714 points  (123 children)

I come from a state where when it's cold, we complain that it's too cold and wish it were warmer. As soon as it's sunny, we complain that it's too hot and wish it was cooler. I didn't see that as an option though.

Edit: I see complaining about the weather is fairly universal.

[–]lizzius 405 points406 points  (48 children)

Sounds like a case of human.

[–]Na-na-na-na-na-na 264 points265 points  (44 children)

No no, my country/state is so unique! We also have the worst drivers.

[–]racinreaver 124 points125 points  (17 children)

You might have the worst drivers, but we have the worst roads.

[–]SaioBangura99 70 points71 points  (7 children)

If you don't like the weather in _______ just wait until tomorrow. LOL!

[–]trynakick 30 points31 points  (7 children)

Yeah, but you’re also the only place with authentic Pizza/bagels/tacos/BBQ.

[–]Into-the-stream 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I wonder if the data on this map was collected in summer or winter, and if collecting at the opposite time of year would shift the results at all

[–]struts_ 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Ah, very typical of [subject hometown here]

[–]modest_arrogance 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Ahh, but saskatchewan is a province and not a state.

That - 50°F to +100°F swing we get is fucking wild though.

[–]Beaglegod 90 points91 points  (32 children)

I live in Chicago, we get both. I also love both. By this time of year I’m ready for it to be cold out. By the end of winter I’m ready for it to be hot.

Works out nicely. I dunno how people in warm places do it, so boring. Gimme a polar vortex from time to time so I can get my wife pregnant.

[–]Nihhrt 38 points39 points  (17 children)

I wouldn't mind living somewhere where it's 65 degrees year round. I hate the heat.

[–]trynakick 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I’ve been to Chicago a total of 6 days in my life in two trips, one in July and it was boiling, one in February and it was right around 0F. The Midwest truly gets the worst of both worlds.

[–]bumbletowne 40 points41 points  (5 children)

California has like 10 different biomes. I have plenty of friends from the mountains who like their house at like 55 degrees F.

Meanwhile my New Mexico-born husband California Valley-raised husband is most comfortable at 85 F.

I like it at 70 like a normal human. I don't like it below 50 and I don't like it over 90. Im like an orchid.

[–]rcunn87 16 points17 points  (1 child)

So you're saying you like it to be about "room temperature"?

[–]rogalporn 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Can always put on more layers... Only a certain amount of layers you can take off

[–]wisdomwisdom 4415 points4416 points  (718 children)

I mean, I can always put more layers on to try combating the cold. I can only take so many layers off.

[–]intrepped 1505 points1506 points  (206 children)

Yup. The worst thing on this earth is a 100°F day with 90% humidity on the east coast. I live in PA and I barely left my house all summer because it felt nasty as hell. But come winter, bring on the hiking.

[–]padizzledonk 158 points159 points  (19 children)

NJ checking in, I wanted to fucking die all summer lol

Its been in the low 50s and mid 40s at like 6am when I go to work and its been glorious....like the world is air conditioned

[–]CHICOHIOOC: 1 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Another NJer remember how cool and nice it was until June and a flip was switched and it was miserable! I love NJ again.

[–]tacosmuggler99 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This has been one of the best weeks of my life weather wise. Summer was brutal

[–]NeptunesCurse 50 points51 points  (1 child)

East coast be humid as fuck.

[–]Trod777 380 points381 points  (77 children)

I live in Louisiana and we had a few 100°+ with 90-98% humidity. Fuck that

[–]DogMechanic 202 points203 points  (48 children)

In Orlando they call that summer, I really hated living there.

[–]loco_khajiit 200 points201 points  (20 children)

In Houston they call it Tuesday

[–]bleak_new_world 113 points114 points  (10 children)

Thats the truth, breaking a sweat checking your mail. You gotta swim across the parking lots its so fucking humid. I miss a lot of things about houston but goddamn the weather isn't one of them.

[–]LikesKites 61 points62 points  (6 children)

It’s the traffic right? You gotta miss that Houston traffic

[–]bleak_new_world 51 points52 points  (5 children)

I genuinely feel safer in houston traffic than any of the other major cities in tx. Its shitty but people only know 3 or 4 stupid driving moves and aren't usually slick trying to set them up so its easy to be a defensive driver because you can see people telegraphing their stupid moves. I'll say you do have to be an aggressive driver, though. I'll take that over the hill country melting pot of shitty driving moves from all over the country that never synergize so going anywhere is a rolling clusterfuck.

[–]-Clem_Fandango 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Exactly. Houston drivers are bad but they’re predictable.

[–]JollyRancher29 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Yep, I’m in the DC area which is literally built on a swamp, we’re one of the most humid cities in the country. Summers are godawful.

[–]ProoM 15 points16 points  (7 children)

You're right about not going outside much during those times. Humans can't survive above 95°F wet-bulb sustained temperature for extended periods of time, which is about 98°F at 90% humidity. At this point human body switches from losing heat to gaining heat, and at that point, in you can't escape it, death is imminent within a couple of hours.

[–]althyastar 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I'm from PA, and after moving to NM I can tell you that the hot days are much, MUCH better with lower humidity. I'd rather it be cold in PA but I'd rather it be hot in NM.

[–]wisdomwisdom 31 points32 points  (8 children)

F for the sweaty horrors you've survived, 100 at 90% humidity sounds like everything smells horribly.

[–]TheJollyHermit 43 points44 points  (6 children)

Welcome to Houston, Texas! We also have massive PetroChem industrial complexes and warm brown/green gulf waters to just add to the >100 DegF and >90% Humidity weather! For the sake of honesty I love it here... but I have air conditioning.

Edit: Oh, yeah... we also have huge expanses of concrete freeway absolutely crammed with cars and trucks at all hours.

[–]fas_nefas 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yeah Houston summers are by far the worst. I have been all over the South in the summer, I live in the South myself. Literally every Southern state now I think on it, all in summer.

Everytime I go to Texas it's something special, but there is something about Houston that is so much worse. You need a shower within 1 second of stepping foot outside. Heaven forbid anyone have to actually walk anywhere. In fact, anytime I walked someplace in Texas people seemed to give me funny looks. In fairness, it was always a bad idea.

[–]Jubal__ 147 points148 points  (13 children)

exactly, I can always put on more layers, but if I'm hot, it ends up "indecent exposure"

[–]wisdomwisdom 105 points106 points  (3 children)

And worst, when even nudity isn't enough, and you're like... do I start shedding my skin. I am not a lizard but maybe I could learn to be one.

[–]tosety 24 points25 points  (0 children)

When it's too hot at night, I will hop in the shower and slowly turn down the temperature until I am about to start shivering.

When I get out, the feeling of "this heat is nice" usually lasts until after I fall asleep

[–]jmlinden7OC: 1 20 points21 points  (2 children)

If it's 108 Fahrenheit and 100% humidity outside, even being naked isn't going to help

[–]Busterlimes 6865 points6866 points  (612 children)

Ok, now do it again in 6 months and watch all the northern states change their answer.

[–]SpiritualBiskit 2624 points2625 points  (293 children)

I live in New England where our winters are cold and our summers are hot. I still prefer the cold but it’s not as straightforward as people make it out to be.

My favorite season is fall when it starts to get on the colder side but it’s not 0° out yet. Early winter is beautiful too, before the snow turns to grey slush.

[–]eaglessoar 428 points429 points  (30 children)

today's weather is beautiful neighbor!

[–]SpiritualBiskit 173 points174 points  (17 children)

Yes absolutely! Nice and cool but clear skies and warm enough to enjoy the outdoors.

[–]thegreenjag1 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I read this as Today's weather is: beautiful neighbor!

[–]Jayhawk17 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Minus the haze from the western fires :////

[–]Rrrrandle 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Michigan here, I agree. Although it can be "too cold" it all depends on the context, and I'd rather have to wear layers than be somewhere that I sweat even if I'm naked.

Cool (50-60 F) fall and spring mornings and evenings are wonderful.

[–]ZebraAthletics 217 points218 points  (31 children)

Im a Bostonian and I feel this. The past week has been so nice. It feels like we’re out of the hot summer weather and you can walk around with a light jacket. It cools off a lot at night, but is still really nice during the day. My basic feeling is that you can always wear more clothing outside (or inside) but if you’re in shorts and a T-shirt and it’s still too hot, there’s nothing you can do. Humans have come a long way technologically, but we still are much better at adding heat than we are at taking it away.

[–]BoroBubbles 70 points71 points  (13 children)

I’m a Bostonian from Florida.

The cold is better around here because everyone has heating but not everyone has air conditioning. When I lived in Florida it was easier to avoid the heat because you’d just go inside and it’d be cool.

[–]Aza_ 27 points28 points  (12 children)

Floridian who used to live in Boston here and that’s a bingo. The abundance of A/C in Florida is a game changer. Also, while I’m freakishly good with the cold for some reason, I’d rather be sweaty than losing feeling in my body. Yes, I’m looking at you 2018 ice storm that turned our car into an actual ice cube.

[–]Gitwhiffle 25 points26 points  (4 children)

Would you rather be hot and without power, or cold, and without power? Personally I find it easier to get warm by bundling up than it is to get cool by taking things off. Eventually you can't take anything else off without getting arrested.

[–]rustyxj 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Michigan here, it's flannel season!

[–]the_gay_historian 9 points10 points  (9 children)

And spring is pure death and suffering for me, so yep indeed autumn is best, when you can wear a jacket or coat, but a hoody also does the job.

[–]tuckastheruckas 18 points19 points  (7 children)

yes, same in west michigan, where February makes you wonder if the sun still exists.

[–]AndrewInMN 23 points24 points  (2 children)

I live in northern Minnesota and the winters are often brutal and I hate them, but I’d still rather be cold.

[–]Nihilist-values 194 points195 points  (30 children)

In northern MN. HATE summer. Love fall and winter. I’d much rather be cold. Grew up in SoCal . You couldn’t pay me to deal with that fucking weather down there.

[–]shahooster 35 points36 points  (14 children)

I live in Minneapolis. Can’t believe MN would rather be hot. We had a hot and very humid summer, and I was way more miserable than I was in January.

[–]pablonieve 24 points25 points  (2 children)

The poll is of Instagram followers so it's not exactly representative of the state.

[–]FlexualHealing 73 points74 points  (17 children)

Michigan here cold means hoodies. Cold means the bugs die, hibernate or just fuck off for a few months.

[–]iwiggums 9 points10 points  (5 children)

I've lived in Montana and Arizona. Currently a MT resident. I'd so much rather be cold.

[–]furie1335 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I’ve lived in NY and I’ve lived in FL. I’d always rather be cold than hot. Cold is easier to fix and is more pleasant.

[–]FlumpMC 32 points33 points  (1 child)

You can always put on more layers. You can't take off more clothes than being naked.

[–]logsobolevinequality 87 points88 points  (39 children)

That's what you would like to believe but it doesn't change.

[–]Agus-Teguy 101 points102 points  (37 children)

people that like hot weather always say shit like that and it's never the case, fuck heat always

[–]Cypherex 59 points60 points  (30 children)

fuck heat always

I couldn't agree more. I can always put on more layers but there's a limit to how many I can take off.

[–]Auto_Traitor 26 points27 points  (0 children)

And even if you take them all off, you're still fucking wet.

[–]Palin_Sees_Russia 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Sitting in your own sweat is one of the most uncomfortable feelings in the world.

[–]RoleModelFailure 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And then you shower and get nice and cool but the relief only lasts 27 minutes and you start sweating again.

[–]BlurryBigfoot74 115 points116 points  (51 children)

Northern States are winter getaways for Canadians.

[–]Busterlimes 75 points76 points  (25 children)

I know, I live in Michigan. At the end of summer everyone cant wait for winter, at the end of winter we all want summer.

[–]patchinthebox 101 points102 points  (19 children)

In summer everyone gets tired of 100 degrees and 90% humidity because it's bullshit.

In winter, everyone gets tired of -10 degrees with -30 degree wind chill because it's bullshit.

[–]_r_special 29 points30 points  (15 children)

Fall is where it's at

[–]dbrank 23 points24 points  (11 children)

NJ resident here, the past week of weather has been phenomenal and it’s only going to get better for the next month and a half. I am in my fucking ELEMENT during fall

[–]Falcrist 13 points14 points  (9 children)

As a military kid I lived in most regions of the US.

Give me 68℉ (20℃) breezy and sunny please. That's the best kind of weather.

[–]gilgamesh73 27 points28 points  (15 children)

Thats not true. I live in a midwest state that doesnt border canada and the temps and snowfall are very similar to Canadian cities way way further north

[–]_jessika_nikole_ 181 points182 points  (12 children)

Is there a way to add a credibility component? If 20% of the population of CA answered but only 2% of VT answered that would be good to know.

Edit: spelling

[–]JoelMahon 94 points95 points  (3 children)

And maybe not make it first past the post, why not have a gradient? If 51% of people say hot I'd rather see purple or white or whatever middle value they use

[–]limukala 57 points58 points  (2 children)

If 20% of the population of CA answered but only 2% of VT answered

State populations are large enough that population size doesn't meaningfully affect margin of error, so all that matters is the sample size. A better hypothetical would be:

If 3500 people in CA answered, but only 15 in VT.

Of course, "credibility" isn't really an issue either way, because a self-selected sample is very unlikely to be representative, so will have error far above and beyond sampling error.

[–]eye-brows 18 points19 points  (0 children)

To be fair, there's only about 15 of us in Vermont.

[–]FuegoFerdinand 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Look at the parenthesis under the title in the image. This data is unreliable.

[–]Helvetimusic 105 points106 points  (14 children)

Well California nailed it.

[–]thattoneman 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Jokes about fires aside, it was fucking 116°F where I live not too long ago. Give me cold weather and a lot of it please.

[–]mandiekitty 18 points19 points  (11 children)

I’m in California and would rather be cold. I need to move.

[–]W8sB4D8s 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Luckily your in California and can just move to a different part of the state.

  • Want to be hot? Palm Springs/Desert Cities/Joshua Tree
  • Hot but not tooooo hot: Riverside/Ontario/Central Valley
  • Cool 70 all of the time: SoCal beach cities
  • Even cooler: central coast beach cities
  • Cold but not too cold: Northern California
  • Cold: Mountains

[–]ReichBallFromAmerica 40 points41 points  (6 children)

The only time California and Texas will be the same color on a data sheet.

Anyways I agree with most of my fellow Michiganians, I would rather be cold then hot.

[–]matts41OC: 5[S] 239 points240 points  (69 children)

Methodology: I used the 'questions' feature on Instagram to ask my ~390k followers: Would you rather be hot or cold? and which state they are from. Then I tallied results and plopped them on this map using Adobe Illustrator. The voting for Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas were the closest. Texas, Florida, and the northeast were blowouts.

edit: link to my Instagram for reference or if you want to take part in the next poll: https://www.instagram.com/mattsurelee/?hl=en

[–]Blue_Sail 129 points130 points  (30 children)

How many responses did you get?

[–]hungryhungryhippoooOC: 3 51 points52 points  (2 children)

and how many for each state as well?

[–]jamintime 118 points119 points  (23 children)

Yeah this source is real suspect. Based on the opaqueness of OP and throwing out his Instagram follower number instead of actual response number, I would guess that a few of those states had one response and OP probably had to go out of his way to solicit them to get his pretty graph.

Was going to suggest that this should be presented as a gradient based on the ratio of hot:cold responses, but based on the sources there's probably not enough data to do something like that since many of these states would not have a statistically significant number of responses.

[–]soft-animal 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Would like to sense the intensity of the answers. 51% prefer cold vs 80% prefer cold is a big & interesting difference.

[–]diderooy 37 points38 points  (3 children)

What's the margin, though? If all the majorities were 51% that's not really indictive of much except for a sample size that wasn't big enough.

[–]felixworks 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it would be more interesting if there was a color gradation to demonstrate how strongly each state swings.

[–]SadAquariusA 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Do you have the results? Would be curious about the breakdowns per state.

[–]2wolves 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I really like this one. Although now I'm curious to see a gradient showing the deviation from the average.

[–]WaitForItTheMongols 42 points43 points  (12 children)

What do you do that's so compelling as to have gained 390k followers?

[–]livefreeordontOC: 1 62 points63 points  (4 children)

He makes graphs

[–]trezenx 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I thought it was a joke, but he actually does make graphs

[–]Quesabirria 27 points28 points  (12 children)

Oh Hawaii, where they never have to worry about too hot or too cold.

[–]loco_khajiit 19 points20 points  (4 children)

They say the Hawaiian state bird) (nene) is descended from flocks of Canadian geese that got blown off course during migrations, and settled down to stay. Over time they’ve even developed feet more like chickens, rather than webbed feet.

I always picture their ancestors arriving on the islands ages ago, and having the reaction, “Well guys, we found paradise! Fuck that cold shit!! We’ll just stay here now!”

[–]chinaroll 20 points21 points  (18 children)

Heat is the only predictable thing about Texas weather, so you gotta love it!

[–]ItsUnderSocr8tes 8 points9 points  (3 children)

They probaby prefer heat because the AC temp at every office is set to -40F

[–]BevoGenocide 36 points37 points  (21 children)

Texas, I would rather be hot. Hell, I run outside in the afternoon all summer long.

[–]itstrueimwhite 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Well in the panhandle, I’d agree. In SETX? Fuck that.

[–]Sirsmellz 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I wanna call bullshit because you know everybody here in TX has their AC blasting cold.

[–]orthogonius 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's why we have to go outside!

[–]UtterlyArbitrary 37 points38 points  (30 children)

Interesting. I'm from Minnesota, and we're really never happy with the weather, to the point where I'm starting to think it might be part of the state identity. But personally I'd rather be cold than hot, fuck that humidity shit we get in the summer, gross.