Humans can hear the difference between hot and cold water being poured. This is because the viscosity of water will go down as temperature increases. npr.org/2014/07/05/328842…
Ford uses a robotic butt, called Robutt, to quickly simulate 10 years worth of wear and tear on car seats in just 3 days. It is heated to 36 degrees Celsius (to approximate the human body’s temperature) and can sweat. theverge.com/tldr/2019/1/…
McDonald's used to use an ingredient known as beef tallow β€” the rendered form of beef fat that's solid at room temperature β€” that gave McDonald's fries their signature rich and buttery flavor. However, this was replaced with 100% vegetable oil over concerns of high-cholesterol menu items. blog.cheapism.com/why-mcd…
Today I learned of "fruit walls". Used before greenhouses, fruit walls stored the heat from the sun and released it at night which created a microclimate that could increase the surrounding temperature by more than 10Β°C (18Β°F). lowtechmagazine.com/2015/…
A 16 year old survived a five hour flight inside the landing gear of a jumbo jet from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii. He blacked out on takeoff and the plane went to 38,000ft meaning temperatures of 75-80 below zero and a lack of oxygen probably leading to "a state of suspended animation." cnn.com/2014/04/21/us/haw…
Siamese cats have temperature sensitive fur, the cooler the part of the cat’s body, the darker the fur ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
, In 2012, Scientist at Large Hadron Collider stationed at France-Switzerland border, formed a quark-gluon plasma that reached the highest temperature created by man; 9.9 trillion degrees Fahrenheit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Many higher end, larger camera lenses are white instead of black due to issues caused by temperature fluctuations. As a lens heats in sunlight, it expands, affecting focus of the glass elements. This is particularly problematic for larger lenses. The white color helps reflect light/heat. petapixel.com/2016/02/19/…
The mummified remains of a German man, Manfred Fritz Bajorat, were found on his boat off the coast of the Philippines in February 2016. He had died of a heart attack and a combination of salt air, ocean winds and hot temperatures created the perfect climate needed to preserve his body. everipedia.org/wiki/lang_…
The hottest known substance in the universe is actually created on Earth at the Large Hadron Collider. When gold particles are smashed together, for a split second temperatures can reach up to 7.2 trillion degrees Fahrenheit, which is hotter than a supernova. futurism.com/what-is-the-…
Parents in Nordic countries have their babies nap outside in subzero temperatures so they sleep longer and better insider.com/nordic-parent…
The coldest temperature recorded was -144Β°F in Vostok Antartica. Humans can’t inhale air that cold for more than a few breathsβ€”it would cause your lungs to hemorrhage. Russian scientists ducking out to check on the weather station would wear masks that warmed the air before they breath in. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
The largest terrestrial animal of Antartica is Belgica antartica - a small flightless midge that burrows into snow to survive the harsh temperatures. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
The average human body temperature has decreased over the last century and is likely due to improved health. Temperature of men born in the early to mid-1990s is on average 1.06 F lower than that of men born in the early 1800s. med.stanford.edu/news/all…
Today I learned about Lunar lava tubes - Tunnels under the surface of the moon, kilometers long, hundreds of meters wide. Shelter from radiation and extreme temperatures. Can be used for habitation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The atmosphere on Mars is so thin, the air at face-level and the air at feet-level would probably be vastly different temperatures. weather.com/science/news/…
London is farther north than Calgary, Montreal is south of Paris, and despite being 20Β° further north, Reykjavik’s average temperature in January is warmer than Boston’s average temperature. The reason for milder European climates than equivalent cities in North America is the Gulf Stream. brilliantmaps.com/cities-…
The year 1816 is known as the "year without summer" due to the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia which resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, a global temperature drop of up to 3 degrees Celsius and unusually cold and wet conditions sweeping across Europe and North America. edition.cnn.com/2019/09/1…
Honey bees keep their hives at a constant temperature around 33C. If its too cold they generate heat by flexing their muscles, and if its too hot then they vent hot air by fanning their wings arnia.co.uk/temperature-a…
Today I learned of the 1940 Armistice Day Blizzard. Unseasonably warm temperatures of 65Β°F in mid-November were followed by one of the worst blizzards in Midwest history which created drifts more than 20 feet high. The blizzard ultimately killed more than 150 people and allegedly 1.5 million turkeys. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
Using a fridge to prove bread dough reduces the temperature of the dough, allowing it to prove slower and longer, which increases its digestibility. ilovecooking.ie/features/…
During the earliest period of Earth's existence, the Hadean Period, 4.6-4.0 billion years ago, the surface temperature was over 200Β°C but there were still liquid-water oceans because the atmospheric pressure was 27 times as strong as it is now, significantly raising the boiling point of water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Had…
Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature. npr.org/2014/07/05/328842…
Despite being an equatorial, tropical country, there are permanent glaciers in The Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori mountains reach upwards of 16,000 feet in elevation, allowing temperatures cold enough to allow snow accumulation and glacier formation year round en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwe…
The Ranch at Death Valley is known for being the location of the highest temperature recorded on Earth at 56.7 Β°C (134.1 Β°F) on July 10, 1913 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oas…
Learned that things emit radio waves (also known as millimeter wave) above certain temperature. youtube.com/watch?v=JBvHq…
A calorie is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius. verywellfit.com/what-is-a…
Siamese cats have their coloration due to the enzyme tyrosinase being mutated to be ineffective at body temperature but active in the tails feet ears and face where it’s cooler and can produce the dark pigment. ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
All farts depend on your internal temperature, some just feel hotter than others. menshealth.com/health/a28…
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…
An alligator’s sex is determined by the temperature the egg is incubated in and not chromosomes. Eggs incubated at 30 Β°C (86 Β°F) or lower produce females; whereas 33 Β°C (93 Β°F) or higher produce males. nature.com/articles/srep1…
Some trees can survive temperatures as low as -269 degree Celsius. They have evolved a supercooling method where the insides of their cells turn into glass. Its a kind of suspended animation where the molecules don't really move. nature.com/articles/natur…
On cold winter nights, Black-Capped Chickadees can reduce their body temperature by as much as 10 to 12 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In January 2013, a lorry carrying 27 tonnes of Brunost (Brown Goat Cheese) caught fire in a Norwegian tunnel. The high temperature from the combusting fats and sugars caused the blaze to last five days and resulted in severe damage to the tunnel. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Today I learned of two neighbor galaxies nicknamed "Akira" and "Tetsuo". Akira is a 'red geyser': a galaxy that has stopped making stars because its massive black hole is stealing gas from a nearby galaxy, Tetsuo, leading to friction and temperatures that prevent gas from clumping together (1million+ degrees) geekandsundry.com/meet-ak…
The average human body temperature has been dropping by 1/20 of a degree Fahrenheit per decade, since being established as 98.6 in 1851. The reason is improved health and thus reduced population-level inflammation; heat is a symptom of inflammation. medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Precision refers to how tightly clustered your data is; accuracy refers to how close that data is to the real value. You might have a dozen miscalibrated thermometers that all tell you the wrong temperature with a very high degree of precision. howtogeek.com/423720/how-…
The Iranian blizzard of 1972 was the deadliest blizzard in history. It dropped up to 26 feet of snow and killed over 4,000 people. Those few who survived the -13 degree Fahrenheit temperatures were without water, food, heat and medical aid for days mentalfloss.com/article/2…
In Spearfish, South Dakota on January 22, 1943 at 7:30 am, it was -4 Β°F, then two minutes later, the temperature rose up to 45 Β°F. This is the fastest temperature change ever. weathernationtv.com/news/…
The Great Pyramids of Giza maintain a constant 68Β°F/20Β°C temperature inside even in summer months. trend-chaser.com/history/…
The reason large cuts of meat like port and brisket "stall" (stay at the same temperature, sometimes for hours) while being smoked is because they are "sweating" and water evaporation is cooling them as fast as heat is being added. smokedbbqsource.com/the-b…
The absolute limit at which pure water can exist in a liquid state is -48.3 degrees C. This is known as its homogeneous nucleation temperature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
The Boreal Chickadee adapts to cold climate by lowering its body temperature from 108Β°F (42Β°C) to 85Β°F (29Β°C) in order to conserve their fat storage. audubon.org/news/how-does…
Yakutsk, in the Siberian region known as the Sakha Republic, is widely identified as the world’s coldest city. Winter temperatures regularly fall to -40Β°F (-40Β°C) and the lowest ever recorded was a staggering -83Β°F (-63.89Β°C) nationalgeographic.com/ma…
Today I learned about the Bombadier Beetle. The beetle stores two chemicals (hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide) in its abdomen and, when threatened, mixes them and ejects them from their abdomen in a chemical spray (with a popping sound!) that can reach boiling temperatures. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
Spray foam insulation can cause toxic air if its not mixed correctly or the temperature is too hot during curing youtube.com/watch?v=0Hh5M…
Today I learned about Kopperl, a town in Texas, that had a heat burst which caused hurricane forced winds, the temperature to reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and ears of corn to be roasted on the cob. Neighboring towns were not affected. alabamawx.com/?p=20008
Redheads have a 25% higher pain threshold, can make their own supply of vitamin D and feel temperature changes better than the rest of us due to their 'redhead gene' MC1R. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Black-capped Chickadee's can reduce their body temperature by as much as 10 to 12 Β°C en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Spearfish South Dakota experienced a temperature change from -4 to 45 degrees in just two minutes. This record remains unbroken to this day. onlyinyourstate.com/south…
Black apples exist. In a remote part of Tibet grow "Black Diamond Apples". This is due to the amount of UV light they receive along with temperature fluctuations at night. today.com/food/black-appl…
"The vacuum of space is cold" is a myth. If you're in total darkness at the coldest spot in the known universe, the vacuum of space can get down to -454 ΒΊF. But in sunlight near Earth, temperatures can swing to a boiling 250 ΒΊF. That's why astronauts wear reflective white spacesuits. science.nasa.gov/science-…
In Denmark babies take their naps outside, all year round (with the exception when temperatures are -10 degree Celsius or below). makchic.com/mums-denmark-…
The common poorwill, native to western North America, is the only bird known to go into torpor for extended periods of time.The bird's temperature can drop to as low as 41Β°F, and their rate of respiration is reduced up to 90%.They can remain in this state of near hibernation for weeks or months. allaboutbirds.org/guide/C…
The climate anomaly between 535–536 caused a global drop in temperature, resulting in a long and devastating winter in Scandinavia. Some scientists believe that this winter became the influence to the "Fimbulwinter" that's the prelude the end of the world in RagnarΓΆk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fim…
Ice worms are a family of worms that live entirely in glacier ice, feeding on algae, and are unique among animals because their metabolism increases as temperature drops. glaciers.nichols.edu/icew…
In 1980 a Jean Hilliard had a car accident. She walked 2 miles (3.2 km) in freezing weather to her friends house and collapsed 15 feet (4.6 m) away from the door. The temperature dropped to βˆ’22 Β°F (βˆ’30 Β°C). She was found frozen the next morning after spending 6 hours as a popsicle. She survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
The highest artificial temperature recorded was when scientists at Large Hadron Collider announced that they had temperatures of over 5 trillion K. The team smashed together lead ions at 99% light speed to create quark gluon plasma–a state of matter that filled the universe after the Big Bang. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
During WWII, J. Hunter Reinburg wanted to make ice cream for his men while stationed on a tropical island in the Pacific. He put the ingredients in a can mounted on the underside of his plane and would fly to 25,000 feet where the air temperature was -30 degrees fahrenheit. warhistoryonline.com/hist…
The earth will become inhospitable to life in 2 - 3 billion years as the sun increases in temperature, pushing the habitable Goldilocks zone to Mars or beyond. theguardian.com/science/2…
Indiana liquor stores can't sell refrigerated water or soda. The law specifies that they should be in the exclusive business of selling adult beverages and that any water or soda sold needs to be room temperature. indianapublicmedia.org/ne…
Antarctica's average temperature is 20 degrees C colder than the average temperature of the Arctic coolantarctica.com/Antarc…
Today I learned of the Eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, in Indonesia, not only killed more than 100,000 people. But also made temperatures across the globe plummet drastically, and indirectly lead to the creation of the famous novel "Frankenstein; or, a Modern Prometheus" by Mary Shelley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/181…
The arctic woolly bear moth, native to arctic Canada and Greenland, is known for its slow rate of development. Its caterpillar life cycle may extend up to 7 years with molting occurring each spring. While in dormancy, the larvae can withstand temperatures as low as βˆ’70 Β°C. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyn…
North American glacier iceworms, native to Pacific coastal areas from Alaska to Washington, are the only annelid worms known to spend their entire lives in glacial ice, capable of completing their entire lifecycles at or below the freezing mark.They usually perish when temperatures reach 40F/4C. alaskacenters.gov/explore…
Meteorologists rely in part on data from commercial planes to accurately forecast weather. Under European regulations, all large aircraft must carry Mode-S EHS an enhanced surveillance navigation apparatus. Data collected by this apparatus is used to extrapolate wind speed and temperature. met.ie/what-are-mode-s-da…
The deadliest blizzard in history was in Iran. In 1972, a week-long period of low temperatures and severe winter storms resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people. Southern Iran was hardest hit, with eight meters of snow that buried whole villages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Metal feels colder to the touch than other materials because it conducts heat away from you faster than other less conductive materials even though they're the same temperature youtu.be/vqDbMEdLiCs
There is a temperature scale called the Rankine scale. It uses the absolute zero as it's 0Β°, but uses the number scale from Fahrenheit. (Compared to Kelvin, which uses the number scale from Celsius) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
A team of ultra low temperature physicists at Lancaster University put four Lego blocks into the world's most effective refrigerator. They managed to cool the Lego blocks down to -273.13Β°C, which is just 1.6 millidegrees above absolute zero. popularmechanics.com/scie…
The average temperature of the human body is actually decreasing and is currently 97.9 smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The highest 'low' temperature in known history was set in June 26th 2018 in the city of Quriyat, Oman. It clocked in at 42.6Β°C (108.7Β°F), and not only did it hit that astonishingly low temperature, it remained that hot for nearly 51 hours edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
There is an exclusive Antarctic group of scientists called the Club 300. To be a member, they would soak in a 200Β°F sauna, then run outside naked in -100Β°F temperatures. The goal is to experience a 300 degree temperature swing, and see how long they can run around the Ceremonial South Pole. theatlantic.com/internati…
Ice is a mineral just as much as Quartz is. Ice is a naturally occurring compound with a defined chemical formula and crystal structure, thus making it a legitimate mineral. Its only limitation, in comparison to all other minerals, is that it is not stable at room temperature. geology.com/articles/wate…
Bluefin tuna are highly adept predators. They have retractable fins and are able to increase their body temperature, to the point that they can cook their own muscles when exerting themselves for long periods of time. youtube.com/watch?v=FfFxC…
Today I learned about the 40 Below Club of Fairbanks, Alaska. To be inducted you have to stand in front of the UAF sign which reads the current temperature (at least -40Β°F/C) all while posing half naked. ktva.com/story/39786993/t…
Nearly 150 years ago, a German physician, Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, analyzed a million temperatures from more than 25,000 patients and concluded that the normal human-body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. baltimoresun.com/news/bs-…
In addition to temperature control, spacesuits are white so astronauts are easier to spot against the darkness of space spaceflight.nasa.gov/stat…
Today I learned about the 300 Club, an exclusive of Antartica, where you experience a 300ΒΊ drop in temperature over a matter of seconds and then run around the world. Naked. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300…
Today I learned about the Japanese sake custom of 'Yawaragi-Mizu' or 'soothing water'-- simply chasing sake with room temperature water between cups and at the same quantities to dilute the alcohol and prevent a hangover. en.sake-times.com/learn/t…
Today I learned about Ewa WiΕ›nierska, a german paraglider that got surprised by a thunderstorm and got sucked up by a cumulonimbus cloud to an altitude of 10.000m (33.000ft). She survived temperatures of -50*C and extreme oxygen deprivation at a height higher than the Mt. Everest. directexpose.com/paraglid…
In a "standard" 75 or 100 watt 120 volt light bulb, the filament temperature is roughly 2550 degrees Celsius, or roughly 4600 degrees Fahrenheit. hypertextbook.com/facts/1…
58 million years ago, the rise of temperatures made it possible to the first rainforest from South America and the largest snake ever lived: Titanoboa is estimated to had a body up to 50 feet long (15.4 m), 3 feet wide (91.44 cm) and 2500lb in mass (1135kg). floridamuseum.ufl.edu/100…
Smoking weed reduces rectal temperature researchgate.net/figure/E…
Fridge number settings are power, not temperature maggiesovenservices.co.uk…
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…
Scientists have found "supercorals" in Hawaii’s Kāne’ohe Bay, where a reef is thriving despite development, dredging, sewage and high temperatures. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Today I learned about Qiviut, a material softer than cashmere and light as a feather. It's made from the soft under wool of a Muskox and can withstand temperatures down to -73Β°C. This material is very rare and costs a premium to acquire. One bolt of yarn can cost up to Β£150. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qiv…
Some reindeer really do have red noses like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The color is due to an extremely dense array of blood vessels, packed into the nose in order to supply blood and regulate body temperature in extreme environments. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Wuhan's traditional dish is Hot dry noodles and it is also the most popular breakfast food. The summer time in Wuhan is extremely long, and the high temperature causes food's rapid deterioration. As a result, people added dietary alkali into noodles to avoid deterioration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot…
Mountain stone wΔ“tā can survive being frozen solid over winter. They can survive up to 17 days in temperatures of about -10 Β°C. At temperatures below -10 Β°C, approximately 85% of their body water is crystallized, one of the highest ice contents known for any animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hem…
The Mponeng Gold Mine in South Africa is over 4km deep. The depth causes the temperature of the rock to reach 66 Β°C (151 Β°F), and the mine has to pump a slurry of ice underground to cool the tunnel air to below 30 Β°C (86 Β°F). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpo…
The highest maximum temperature ever recorded in Canada (45 Β°C (113 Β°F) in Yellow Grass and Midale, Saskatchewan) -- is greater than Brazil's highest maximum temperature ever recorded (44.7 Β°C (112.5 Β°F) in Bom Jesus, PiauΓ­) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Polypropylene can reach a higher maximum temperature than any other plastic alansfactoryoutlet.com/7-…
Planting almost 200,000 square kilometers (77,220 square miles) of forest created a 0.12Β°C rise in temperature due to a shift from broad-leaved tree species like oak to more economically valuable conifer species like spruce and pine sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Every Nissan GT-R is personally hand-assembled in a dust and temperature controlled clean room by a single technician known as a Takumi. Only five master craftsmen in the world have this unique qualification. nissan.com.au/vehicles/br…
Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature and 96% of people can tell the difference between hot and cold water by the sound it makes being poured. npr.org/2014/07/05/328842…
The coldest temperature observed in the universe was achieved on Earth, 50 trillionth of a degree kelvin, and differs from the hottest temperature achieved on Earth by ~10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 quintillion) degrees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ord…
Some vending machines in In Japan, Asahi Beverages has found a way to take refreshment one step further by developing a vending machine which not only sells its perennially popular Mitsuya Cider at ice-cold temperatures, it sells it at subzero temperatures, -5Β°C. grapee.jp/en/101606

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