Today in Heritage History, 1942, the Netherlands records its coldest temperature (-19 degrees F / -27.4 degrees C) since 1850. Amsterdam weathermen officially called it “cold enough to freeze the kloots off a geelkoper aap, and colder than a toverheks borst”. Amsterdam authorities issued several public announcements advising local residents to keep their bongs and marijuana hookahs indoors at all times and advised residents of the hazards of smoking marijuana outdoors in such cold temperatures. They warned that smoking from devices with frozen water would adversely impact their highs and possibly cause their lips to stick to bong stems. Amsterdam authorities also warned residents to keep all munchy foods indoors and issued additional warnings about choking hazards from consuming frozen chunks of Haagen-Dazs.

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