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According to researches done on frostbite, the temperature within the human body-core is supposed to always be uniform throughout. But is this assumption accurate? Could there be a movement of heat from the less essential organs to the more essential organs in the human body-torso, at times of need?

Thus, in freezing conditions isn't the bum the least essential organ of the body-core, and of the whole body as well, for that matter? And still core-temperature is measured rectally.

Reading in a story on the net about a man in Alaska who had to walk home in sub-zero temperature, after experiencing a punctured bicycle-tire. When he got home he noticed that his bum was suffering frostbite. Which made me wonder if he was wearing too thin trousers, or if heat had been borrowed from his bum to support his essential inner organs? Or, maybe a combination of the both? Put differently; Is this story trustworthy? Is it really possible for just one part of the torso to freeze? And if so, by what function, or functions, can this happen?

Link to story by Christopher Buehler (Third story down)

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  • This is trivially answered with a simple web search, or by going out on a cold day and noticing that your fingers get cold before you do. I don't know what the anus has to do with your question. – Carey Gregory Mar 28 at 3:55
  • @Carey Gregory. Please read my edited question. – Constantthin Mar 28 at 4:03
  • Your edits didn't help. You're asking a high school first aid question that can be answered by google. The short answer is no, the temperature of your body is not the same everywhere. – Carey Gregory Mar 28 at 4:09
  • Note, that I am not asking if the temperature of the body is the same everywhere, but if the temperature of the trunk of the body is the same everywhere within the trunk? There is a big difference between the two. – Constantthin Mar 28 at 4:11
  • Then explain why you're asking about the temperature of the anus. Your question lacks prior research and it's just plain bizarre. – Carey Gregory Mar 28 at 4:13