In 1963 a VW Beetle donated by the manufacturer became the first car in the Antarctic. It was so good for Antarctic use, being able to withstand temperatures below -50Β°C and winds above 150 km/h, that it was nicknamed "Red Terror" by the users. petrolicious.com/articles…
Space is not cold but has no temperature. A person in space without a spacesuit would not feel cold at first because heat transfer cannot occur as rapidly in space. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Certain random number generators use internal thermometers for input as the small fluctuations in CPU temperatures is extremely unpredictable en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In the 1960’s, Paul Klipsch was found in his office, stripped down to his skivvies with the thermostat set to high. He was trying to determine why early calculators would quit when operated at high temperatures. He later sent a letter to the manufacturer, explaining the source of the problem. madmikesamerica.com/2010/…
A Colorado man almost died after stepping out of a hot shower into a cold bathroom from having a serious allergic reaction to the cold temperature called "cold urticaria" , which is an allergic reaction of the skin after exposure to cold temperatures, including cold air or cold water. livescience.com/cold-alle…
There are only 5 countries in the world that still officially use Fahrenheit to measure temperature: the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau and the United States. sciencing.com/countries-u…
The only two U.S. states to never record a temperature above 100 degrees are Alaska...and Hawaii infoplease.com/math-scien…
Liquid water can exist in two distinctly different states. At low temperatures and high pressures, it can become 20% denser than room-temperature water. The two states are immiscible, like oil and water. scitechdaily.com/research…
The hottest temperature ever rocorded in the universe was man made, by smashing lead ions together to generate 5.5 Trillion degrees Celsius (the centre of the sun is a mere 15 million Celsius) worldsciencefestival.com/…
White Drupelet Syndrome/Disorder. When blackberries or raspberries are exposed to too much direct sunlight or high temperatures, some of the drupelets (the little sections of the berry) will turn white, usually in a solid block or area. They are safe to eat, but most don't make it into stores. susansinthegarden.com/201…
Today I learned of a natural phenomenon called radiative cooling which the ancient Persians exploited to create ice, even when temperatures were above freezing ted.com/talks/aaswath_ram…
Alaskan Wood Frogs would freeze their bodies in the winter. Their breathing and heart beat also stops, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their bodies will thaw during the spring and come back to life. businessinsider.com/these…
It rains diamonds in abundance on Saturn and Jupiter. These two planets are the largest in our solar system and are filled with gas with extreme negative temperatures that under the effect of lightning produced by thunderstorms produce more than 1000 tons of diamond every year. nypost.com/2013/10/15/its…
Over time diamond degrades to graphite as its atoms internally rearrange and relax to a lower energy state. However, at Earth's surface temperature, this process can take millions of years, which makes the phrase "diamonds are forever" a very good approximation to reality on a human time-scale. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013…
LBJ constantly asked the flight crew of Air Force One to change the temperature of the cabin. Eventually, they installed a fake control knob for him to 'control' the temperature himself. The president stopped complaining. blog.museumofflight.org/q…
The lowest recorded temperature in the central Asian nation of Bangladesh was only 2.6 degrees C (37.7 degrees F), set in 1968 - the country has NEVER had freezing temperatures as a result; the cold snap caused 12 deaths theindependentbd.com/post…
The first full week in January has a higher mortality rate than at other times of the year throughout Europe. It's not known quite why this is as the deaths can't be fully explained due to temperature or social-economic status. bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-2…
The city of ReykjavΓ­k, Iceland, uses hot water to maintain the temperature of a section of its downtown pond so the birds living there always have a corner in which to swim, even in winter. icelandmag.is/article/sev…
Yuma, AZ is the driest, the sunniest, and the least humid, has the lowest frequency of precipitation, and has the highest number of days per yearβ€”175β€”with a daily maximum temperature of 90 Β°F (32 Β°C) or higher of any populated place in the contiguous United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yum…
, that chameleons don't change their color based on their surroundings. Rather they change their color based on their mood, temperature, and light effects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
On July 10th, 1980, then-52-year-old Willie Jones got heatstroke, which resulted in him having a body temperature of 115 degrees Fahrenheit. After spending 24 days in the hospital, he survived. He has since then held the Guinness World Record for highest recorded body temperature. npr.org/sections/goatsand…
Gallium is a metal that will melt in the hand as it liquefies at temperature of 29.76 Β°C (85.57 Β°F) youtube.com/watch?v=cCiEQ…
Florida's hottest temperature ever recorded (109 degrees Fahrenheit) is 12 degrees cooler than North Dakota's record high (121 degrees) weather.com/news/climate/…
Chameleons don't usually change colour to camouflage. They actually do so to express their current mood or to adapt their body to the outside temperature since they're cold blooded reptiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The exoplanet Kepler-70b has an average temperature hotter than the Sun's surface as a result of falling into its host star and subsequently surviving exoplanets.nasa.gov/eyes-…
The lowest reliably measured temperature on Earth was βˆ’128.6 Β°F, recorded in Antartica in 1983 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vos…
The official measure/definition of a second (time): The duration of 9,192,631,770 β€˜oscillations’ of a Caesium 133 atom at rest and at absolute zero temperature astronomy.swin.edu.au/cos…
The Tuatara of New Zealand is the last surviving species of a once widespread order of reptiles that separated 250 mil years ago. It retains a variety of primitive features not found in other reptiles. They live over 100 years and operate with body temperatures down to 42F (5.2C) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tua…
In 2005, scientists discovered a planet 63 light years from Earth which they named HD 189733b. The daytime temperatures reach 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit, and it rains molten glass and silicone particles sideways at speeds of up to 5,400 miles per hour abc.net.au/news/2013-07-1…
The temperature of the sand that sea turtle eggs are incubated in will determine their sex. If a turtle's eggs incubate below 81.86 Fahrenheit, the turtle hatchlings will be male. If the eggs incubate above 87.8Β° Fahrenheit, however, the hatchlings will be female. oceanservice.noaa.gov/fac…
Vitamin C is a temperature-sensitive vitamin and is easily degraded when cooking at elevated temperatures with long cooking times, such as boiling. Steaming and microwaving, however, result in greater retention of Vit C due to reduced contact with water. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Seasonal air temperature is delayed by the thermal radiation that is emitted from seas and land en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The eruption of the Huaynaputina volcano in Peru in 1600, had significant effects on Earth's climate (Little Ice Age), decreasing temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, causing floods, famines and cold waves. The climate disruption caused social upheaval in many countries such as Russia. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned about the Cave of the Crystals in Chihuahua, Mexico with tree sized selenite crystals. The cave is extremely hot, with air temperatures reaching up to 136 Β°F. Without proper protection, people can only endure approximately ten minutes of exposure at a time making almost impossible. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The phrase "cool as a cucumber" is based on science. The inside of a cucumber can be up to 20 cooler than ambient temperature. health.howstuffworks.com/…
Even though Reno, NV is further north than Miami, FL, Reno gets more hours of sunshine per year (3600 v 3200) and has a higher record high temperature (108 v 100 Farhenheit) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren…
The color of Siamese cats' fur is temperature sensitive. At birth, they are all white, but they develop dark patches (known as "points") on the colder parts of their bodies after a few weeks. Cats raised in colder climates have noticeably more points or are even completely dark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
When green lasers are exposed to freezing temperatures they become invisible (but still damaging) infrared lasers youtu.be/9tOcUyakk0Q
55 million years ago, the North Pole was more like Miami. Not only were there palm trees and alligator ancestors, the temperature averaged around 74 degrees. cbsnews.com/news/study-no…
Today I learned of Tyson Steele, a man who accidentally burned his cabin down and then survived three weeks stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with little food and in sub-zero temperatures. "I'm not exactly trained, I've just always been in the outdoors," he said. "Watched a lot of YouTube videos". bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Wild giant pandas wallow in horse faeces and rub it all over their bodies to increase tolerance to cold temperatures. sci-news.com/biology/hors…
The song Temperature by Sean Paul was found to be the cause of a woman’s frequent seizures youtu.be/17h2vtO7X5E
A frozen zoo is a storage facility in which genetic materials taken from animals are stored at very low temperatures. Material preserved in this way can be stored indefinitely and used for artificial insemination, in vitro fertilisation, embryo transfer, and cloning. institute.sandiegozoo.org…
Jet aircraft actually do sound louder in extreme sub zero temperatures. startribune.com/why-do-ai…
The Gaet'ale Pond is the saltiest water body on Earth, at a salinity of 43%. Don't go swimming there because its temperature is roughly 50–55 Β°C (122–131 Β°F). Bird and insect corpses have been found around the lake, likely because of the odorless gas it emits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gae…
Flamingos' feet can withstand subzero temperatures, freeze and not damaged in the process. dw.com/en/flamingos-are-t…
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…
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/…
Today I learned of Oymyakon - the coldest village on earth. The lowest temperature was recorded in January 1924 of βˆ’71.2 Β°C (βˆ’96.2 Β°F). It is known as "The Pole of the Cold". Food includes the frozen raw Arctic fish, white salmon, whitefish, frozen raw horse liver, but they are considered to be delicacies. cntraveler.com/story/this…
Siamese cats change colors depending on temperature. They have a gene that inhibits pigment, but only when above a certain temperature. That's why they typically have color around their ears, paws, and tails, the coolest parts of their bodies. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…

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