Why is it that I don't normally feel the cold but balk at the idea of jumping in cold water?

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Stefan Jonsson asked the Naked Scientists:
I listened to your show when you tried the freezing shower to see if a person could get better at coping with cold.
I'm a person who handles cold better than most of my friends. I can be good in a T-shirt (even outside for a short while in winter) when my friend wants an extra sweater indoors. But she will happily go swimming when I feel it's much to cold to jump into the water. Why can that be? Or am I just a wimp when it comes to taking a swim outside? ;-)
Thanks for the show!!
What do you think?
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