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Warm hands, warm heart?

Warm hands, warm heart?


This week, Yvonne Archer is joined by William Kremer and finds out whether his hands are cold or warm. But it's all in the name of science as they try to find out whether there's any truth to saying that a person with warm hands has a warm heart.

This week's question: What's the world's record for the longest time spent by someone in full body contact in ice?

a) one hour and fifteen minutes
b) one hour and thirty minutes
c) one hour and fifty minutes

You'll hear the answer to the question at the end of the programme!


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Vocabulary from the programme

a softy/softie
someone who is sensitive, doesn't do well in harsh or difficult places and situations and perhaps isn't very brave (informal)

generous in their judgments
kind, thoughtful and giving in their opinions

people who give their time and work without money to help with a project or to help others

Example sentence:
Every Friday, I work as a volunteer at the home for AIDs orphans.

to tap into
to touch on, call on or make use of an idea or a memory


doctors who specialize in studying the human mind and the reasons for people's behaviour; they also treat people with mental health problems

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Guinness World Records*

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