The Geordie Thermometer 50 Degrees. Southerners turn on their heating. Geordies plant their gardens. 40 Degrees. Southerners shiver uncontrollably. Geordies Sunbathe. 30 Degrees. Southern cars will not start. Geordies drive with their windows down 20 Degrees. Southerners wear coats, gloves, and wool hats. Geordies throw a t-shirt on (Girls start wearing mini-skirts) 10 Degrees. Southerners begin to Evacuate. Geordies go swimming in the North Sea. Zero degrees. Southern landlords turn up the heat. Geordies have the last barbecue before it gets cold. Minus 10 Degrees. Southerners cease to exist. Geordies throw on a lightweight jacket. Minus 80 Degrees. Polar bears wonder if it’s worth it. Geordie Boy scouts start wearing long trousers. Minus 100 Degrees. Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Geordies put on their long johns. Minus 173 Degrees. Alcohol freezes. Geordies become frustrated because the pubs are shut. Minus 297 Degrees. Microbiological life starts to disappear. The cows on Newcastle town moor complain of vets with cold hands. Minus 460 Degrees. All atomic motion stops. Geordies start to stamp their feet and blow on their hands. Minus 500 Degrees. Hell freezes over……….Sunderland qualify for Europe.