It was -35°F (-31°C) with a biting wind that tore through down-filled jackets and insulated pants, boots and gloves as if they were made of tissue paper. Nippy. Even by the standards of an American northerner accustomed to freezing, sometimes sub-zero, temperatures during long winter months. But this wasn’t the U.S. It was northern Sweden near the Arctic Circle, where the mercury seldom climbs above zero for months on end. In the small towns the locals pull sleighs when they go shopping, ...
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