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In Norway, it's so cold that fish are freezing in place while they swim

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The edge of Kongsbreen glacial bay.

Credit:

Hakon Mosvold Larsen

How cold is too cold?

Ask these fish:

According to the Independent, thousands of fish were swimming too close to the surface when an exceedingly cold gust of wind swept through.

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The fish were frozen on the spot. In the image above, taken by Ingolf Kristiansen from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway, a dog stands on the frozen surface. 

“I've never seen anything like it. It has not happened before here as far as I know,” he told NRK, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

So, how cold is too cold? 17.96 degrees Farenheit, apparently.