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Re: Russian Winter - Boiling Water at -41 C
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 12:35:03 PM »
This is even worse.  I wanted degrees Kelvin.

Ha I was kidding too - I still refuse to use anything but Fahrenheit on the thermostat in my apartment.  I think the history of that system is kinda fun too.  Fahrenheit made a mixture of water, ice, and ammonium chloride and took its temperature as his 0-point.  At least he was being creative.
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Re: Russian Winter - Boiling Water at -41 C
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 12:50:47 PM »
This is even worse.  I wanted degrees Kelvin.

Ha I was kidding too - I still refuse to use anything but Fahrenheit on the thermostat in my apartment.  I think the history of that system is kinda fun too.  Fahrenheit made a mixture of water, ice, and ammonium chloride and took its temperature as his 0-point.  At least he was being creative.

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Re: Russian Winter - Boiling Water at -41 C
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2013, 09:05:51 PM »
When they throw a pot of water and it falls as snow the Russians call it "Angels Tears".
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Re: Russian Winter - Boiling Water at -41 C
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 11:11:46 PM »
When they throw a pot of water and it falls as snow the Russians call it "Angels Tears".

Is this some form of Russian national pastime that I didn't know about?  (Along with vodka, of course.)
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Re: Russian Winter - Boiling Water at -41 C
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2013, 04:43:14 AM »
This is even worse.  I wanted degrees Kelvin.

Ha I was kidding too - I still refuse to use anything but Fahrenheit on the thermostat in my apartment.  I think the history of that system is kinda fun too.  Fahrenheit made a mixture of water, ice, and ammonium chloride and took its temperature as his 0-point.  At least he was being creative.

But not too accurate! In theory 100 degrees was normal human body temperature, but it turned out he was off by 1.4 degrees.
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