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)