Termites in Zimbabwe build gigantic mounds inside of which they farm a fungus that is their primary food source. The fungus must be kept at exactly 87 degrees F, while the temperatures outside range from 35 degrees F at night to 104 degrees F during the day. The termites achieve this remarkable feat by constantly opening and closing a series of heating and cooling vents throughout the mound over the course of the day.
The Great Blizzard of January 1977 in the Buffalo, New York region was so intense that wind gusts up to hurricane speed smashed windows in homes allowing the up to 70” of snow accumulations and drifts 20 to 30 feet deep to penetrate into the living spaces of unfortunate victims of the storm. The blizzard and the entire winter of 1976-1977 were so extreme that some climate scientists at the time believed it was the beginning of a new ‘Little Ice Age’.