Microsoft implemented an underwater datacenter, 117 deep into the seafloor. The datacenter was proven to be more reliable than the ones on land as it was isolated from humidity, temperature fluctuations and human accidents. datacenterdynamics.com/en…
Air conditioning wasn't invented for human comfort whatsoever, rather it was a solution to decrease humidity at a printing company having issues with too much moisture impacting the paper and ink. asme.org/topics-resources…
The UK sits under 5 different air masses, creating unpredictable weather patterns and mimicking both tropical and polar climates. Although on the same latitude as Canada the UK often gets rain instead of snow throughout the year and humidity compared to that of a rainforest in summer. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
Virus seasonality can be best explained by the enhanced survivability of viruses in higher temperatures/humidity combined with a population's lifestyle & vitamin changes during the winter months. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Medicine cabinets are one of the worst places to store medicine because of the high temperatures and humidities of bathrooms abcnews.go.com/Health/Hea…
Today I learned about the Cave of Crystals in Naica, Mexico discovered by miners in 2000. The cave, at a depth of 300m, includes some of the largest natural crystals ever found. With over 90 percent humidity, a person can only survive exposure in the cave for a short period of time. cen.acs.org/physical-chem…
Today I learned of Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese warrior during WW2 that tried to bomb Brookings, Oregon. The bombs never detonated due to coastal humidity. Fujita made amends with the town after the war and fostered a lifelong relationship with the residents becoming an honorary citizen. opb.org/artsandlife/serie…
Epcot, a Walt Disney theme park, stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It was originally built as a prototype for a utopian city of the future. Inhabitants would live in a 50-acre climate-controlled snow globe where they'd be protected from rain, heat, cold, and humidity. businessinsider.com/walt-…
There is a color coded weather beacon atop the Gulf Tower, one glance at night will tell you wind speeds, temps, humidity, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gul…
Evapotranspiration or "corn sweat" can contribute to humidity. When it's already hot, push water out through tiny holes in their leaves called stomata. The water evaporates into gas. Full fields, especially where there are many fields of corn, can actually raise the dew point. bloomberg.com/news/articl…
When humidity is 100% it means the air cannot hold any more water vapor. The result is sweat cannot evaporate into the air causing the temperature to feel hotter. smartfog.com/humidity-per…
For Willis Carrier, the invention of modern air conditioning was incidental. He was actually part of team tasked with controlling the humidity inside a printing company. But he learned that by removing moisture from the air with his invention, it also, quite effectively cooled it. interestingengineering.co…
Human hair can be used to accurately measure relative humidity in the air. Human hair hygrometers have been in use since the 18th century. belfortinstrument.com/acc…
Salt mines are used for storage because of their lots of space, low humidity (45%), and low risk of fires. E.g. in Kansas. youtu.be/gI5qV-kvLeg?t=13…
Humidity and water vapor enhances the smell of your shower farts. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The expression "It isn't so much the heat... as the humidity" was considered cliche by 1906 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
LEGO has a secure, temperature- and humidity-controlled, fireproof underground vault in Denmark that contains every LEGO set ever made. gizmodo.com/my-childhood-…
Today I learned of black garlic, where garlic bulbs are aged for three weeks or more at a strictly regulated temperature and humidity, typically aged in something like a rice cooker. As weird as it sounds, it actually does not taste much like garlic, but has a rather mild and sweeter flavor. thespruceeats.com/black-g…
The low pressure and humidity on an airplane makes your senses of taste and smell up to 30% less effective, contributing to the poor reputation of airline food. aerosavvy.com/aircraft-pr…
Commercial Airplanes are kept drier than the Sahara Desert (20% humidity compared to 25%) popsci.com/vortex-shootin…
There is a certain temperature and humidity at which a human can't cool down, and will die from the heat of their own metabolism phys.org/news/2010-05-fut…
Within a split second, the human nose modifies the moisture of inhaled air to a constant relative humidity of 75%, and the temperature to a constant of 98.6F (even if the air is 40F or 100F) drgreene.com/qa-articles/…
The giant crystal cave in Mexico, with crystals weighing up to 50 tonnes, had an average of 100% humidity and 58Β° C temperature. This meant that the coldest place in the cave was the lungs, so water would condense in it and exposure for over 10 minutes would lead to death by drowning. youtube.com/watch?v=O7yfx…
There is no link between sudden changes in temperatures and catching a cold. Even though indirect results of cold weather, such as low humidity, can increase your chances of getting a cold, walking out into the cold with wet hair does not seem to have any effect on this likelyhood. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1…
Today I learned of corn evapotranspiration aka "Corn Sweat" that causes immense humidity in the Midwest during heat waves. theweathernetwork.com/ca/…
Simply moving around in 90 percent humidity and 105 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures is lethal to humans nymag.com/intelligencer/2…
There is a 5000 year old refrigeration technique using only principles of evaporation and humidity that can be produced with basic pottery, sand, a rag, and water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Drinking a hot drink on a hot day CAN cool you down, but only if there is no humidity and you’re scantily clad. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The oldest mummies in the world are turning into black slime. Over 100 Chinchorro mummies found near the Atacama Desert in Chile are turning gelatinous due to bacterial growth associated with increasing humidity. The mummies date to ~5000 BC huffingtonpost.in/entry/m…
55% of Americans do not how to use the "crisper" drawers in their refrigerator, the purpose of which are to efficiently store fruits and vegetables at a different humidity than the rest of the fridge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Corks are made from the bark of a specific tree largely grown in Portugal, respectively called Cork Trees; they require humidity and hot temperatures to grow, and aren't harvested again for another 9 years. youtu.be/f5s_g-Sdq08
A runny, congested nose and sore throat which always occur when Winter and Spring begin isn't allergies. It's a non-allergic reaction to humidity changes with very different treatments. medicalnewstoday.com/arti…
Dwarf or Pygmy forest is a rare ecosystem that features miniature trees. The reason why the trees becomes miniature is because the forest are usually located at high elevations with sufficient air humidity but poor soil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwa…
The weather stick, which predates the mercury barometer, was used by the Native Americans to predict weather. A weather stick twists upwards in low humidity and downwards in high-humidity environments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wea…
Flu season is in the winter because the virus is more stable when the air is colder and drier. It was proven in an experiment exposing guinea pigs the flu in various temperatures and humidity. nytimes.com/2007/12/05/he…
The slogan "when it rains it pours" is advertising the fact that that Morton Salt has a moisture-absorbing additive which keeps salt flowing freely even when the humidity is high en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Farts smell worse in the shower because our nose works better in high heat and humidity. heptune.com/farts.html
Most biodegradable plastics only degrade in industrial composters using specific temperature, humidity, and even bacteria. sustainablebrands.com/new…
Rollie pollies (pill bugs) are not insects, they are crustaceans. They are related to shrimp and crayfish, breathe with gills, and need humidity or moisture to survive. bugfacts.net/pill-bug.php
Jackie Kennedy's Pink Chanel suit won't be publicly displayed until at least 2103 and is kept in a secret location in which "The temperature hovers between 65 and 68 Β°F (18 and 20 Β°C) degrees; the humidity is 40 percent; the air is changed six times an hour." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Humidity levels can rise in the summer through "Corn Sweat" which is water evaporating from corn plants usatoday.com/story/weathe…
In Italy, wheels of parmesan cheese can be used as collateral for loans. Banks charge 3-5% interest (depending on the quality) and a fee for maturing in temperature- and humidity-controlled vaults; large vaults can hold as many as 430,000 wheels worth €190M cnn.com/2013/08/15/busine…
The valve on most roasted coffee bags is a one way valve to let out C02 released by the beans as well as keep out oxygen and humidity that would degrade the shelf life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Wet hay can spontaneously light on fire without a spark or external heat source, given the right circumstances of humidity and bacterial growth inside the bale. montana.edu/cpa/news/wwwp…
The city of Needles, CA (One of the driest localities on earth) holds two rain-related world records: the hottest rain to ever occur (115F/47C) and the lowest humidity at which rain has ever occured, at 11%. wunderground.com/blog/Jef…
Tomato juice on planes is so popular because the cabin pressure, humidity changes the flavor from 'earthy' to 'acidic' diply.com/sciencep/articl…
Wi-Fi uses the exact same frequency as a microwave oven. It cannot used for long-range applications since it gets absorbed by humidity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Much of Venice's raw sewage is disposed directly into canals, the city is experiencing more flooding during high tide, and requires almost constant upkeep of the canal walls and buildings since the salty humidity and water erode the old structures. vimeo.com/21688538
Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic pink suit the one she wore when JFK was assassinated won't be released from the archives until the year 2103. It is kept uncleaned with JFK's blood stains in a windowless, temperature, humidity controlled box. No one knows what happened to her hat. cnn.com/2013/11/21/us/jac…

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