Scientists around the globe are reeling this afternoon after a Rochdale man who didn’t take his coat off this morning still felt the benefit of wearing a coat when he went outside for a cigarette this afternoon.

Steve Dickinson, 42 and a bit, from Milnrow is currently undergoing tests in a secure underground facility in Lancashire while scientists try to establish how he felt “t benefit” after being inside all day wearing his coat.

“This could be a really big breakthrough moment in modern genetics.” Professor Stefan Horking of Rochdale Community University told The Rochdale Herald.

“Everybody knows that if you don’t immediately take your jacket off when you come inside you’ll freeze to death when you go outside again.”

“Steve isn’t even in a coma or suffering from frostbite, we have to identify what’s unique about his genome that allowed him to survive unscathed.”