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Why are people storing batteries in a plastic bag within their refrigerator or freezer?

This seems counter intuitive, considering the number of automobile batteries that go dead in the dead cold of winter.
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Duracell specifies not to do this.

FAQ: We recommend storing batteries at room temperature in a dry environment. Extreme heat or cold reduces battery performance. You’ll want to avoid putting battery-powered devices in very warm places. In addition, refrigeration is not necessary or recommended.
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plus the condensation that accumulates on a battery fresh out of the freezer can be harmful to electronic devices
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In the old carbon zinc battery days, the batteries had a short life because the zinc would corrode inside the battery. The cold temperatures slowed the chemical reactions and made them last longer. It doesn't benefit newer battery chemistries, but some people still do it because they don't know better.
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In the old carbon zinc battery days, the batteries had a short life because the zinc would corrode inside the battery. The cold temperatures slowed the chemical reactions and made them last longer. It doesn't benefit newer battery chemistries, but some people still do it because they don't know better.
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My parents always did this and I never understood why.
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