Now I used to go to the matches in
However as time passed, I saw more and more young people who didn’t wear coats. I realised that most young people in the North East, especially girls just don’t wear coats or jackets if they are going out somewhere and it doesn't matter what the weather is.
You see them walking the streets winter and summer, rain, hail or shine with no coats, just strappy summer tops and mini skirts, the girls that is. They line up for clubs and pubs, skimpily clad in only their “glad rags” which are totally inappropriate for the frigid Northeast elements. I asked my daughter why they don’t wear coats and she said “Well where would you put your coat”? Mmmm carry them when you get in to a pub or restaurant maybe? No! Apparently you’d look a right prat carrying a coat!
I checked out whether it happens in other countries and apparently lots of youngsters in the
A few years ago the BBC TV drama series 55 Degrees North told the story of a police detective, Nicky Cole who was relocated from
“Only the shoplifters in
Well, is there a possible genetic reason for this bravery or is it simply because they like to show off their finery on a night out? Well now scientists want to discover if Geordies feel the cold or have extra thick skin to cope with low temperatures. A survey is to be carried out by staff at the Centre of Life in
The online questions include:
'What would persuade you to wear a coat on a night out?'
(The likely answer to that is Nowt!)
The investigation is part of the Newcastle ScienceFest, which will feature a 10-day programme of events to celebrate creativity and innovation. Have to say I don’t believe this for one minute. I think it’s a generation thing. You never see people over forty without winter coats!
Also given that young people seem to drink quite a lot on nights out, maybe that’s why they don’t feel the cold.
For more information check out the BBC website