Kids enjoy a soccer game on June 21, 2009 in Botshabelo near Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
This photo taken from the Boston Globes newest installation of "the Big Picture" (link) baffles me. It's always baffled me how natives of extremely hot regions of the earth can tolerate the heat. More so, how the hell they can dress in sweaters, toques, and long pants? What gives? I was on the isolated island of South Andros in the Bahamas a few years back and it dropped down to 88 degrees one night and everyone on the tiny island was wearing 1990's Oakland Raider type Starter Jackets, and wool hats. I was in shorts, no underwear, and the thinnest cotton shirt and was miserable and sweating.
I just don't understand how that works? (click on the image and enlarge it. look at all of their warm outfits and especially the little guy second from the left. It's a heavy demin or corduroy looking coat with fur trim and the collars are up! holy shit, I'd die in that.)