[LMB] OT: Temperature

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 08:11:55 GMT 2017

The beauty of the metric system is the integration of all the measurements
into one standard. Celsius is based on the behavior of  salt free water
which was considered one of natural of constituents of Earth. Fahrenheit
was based on the behavior of alcohol. Anyway Celsius, cubic centimeter,
simplifies calculating stuff. Which is one reason why the world switched to
metric. The other was to stick it to the English. (Tongue in cheek).

On Nov 22, 2017 1:47 AM, "Jean Lamb" <tlambs1138 at charter.net> wrote:

> Raye Johansen said: As someone brought up on centigrade,? Fahrenheit makes
> no sense. Going out in minus degree temperatures without heavy coats? Being
> able to walk around in hundred-degree-plus weather? It's just... what? Oh,
> yeah, Fahrenheit is weird....
> Raye
> --Minus degree temperatures are *colder* in Fahrenheit than they are in
> centigrade, at least in my experience--the two scales meet at 40 below
> zero,
> but converge rather a lot when it's warmer than that. 0 in degrees F is
> considerably colder than 0 degree C. I'll give it to you on the heat,
> though.
> Jean Lamb
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