Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Thursday, September 09, 2004  

Stroke of Genius

Centigrade or Farenheit? The third option - go read

Key pull quotes
"So, I propose a new temperature scale that combines the best of both. One that has 0 degrees as the freezing point of water, and 100 degrees as the hottest temperature ever recorded in the UK. This clearly tells you exactly how hot it’s going to be outside, has simple boundaries to the scale ("freezing" and "hottest day ever"), and has 10 sensible 10-degree gradations for each type of clothing you should wear in between."


"Of course, this now means that water boils at 265 degrees, but who ever needs to know what temperature water boils at? I know when water has boiled because my kettle switches itself off. I don’t need a thermometer to make a cup of tea."

Via Zoe again

posted by Eliab | 11:43 pm
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