### Facts, Not Fiction

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I'm bummed. I'm in Florida. It's raining, it's in the 40's. That means: no shorts, no T Shirt, and worst of all, no sandals! Then I have to go to a movie that still has the air conditioning on. Still, watching Emily Blunt might warm me up, even if she's playing a queen.

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Weather is crazy:
Today January 11th:

Northern Scandinavia - North of the Arctic Circle: 6 degrees C

Southern Scandinavia, 1500 miles south:: 6 degrees below zero

3.
Its been averaging 19 degrees here (66 F) in Ja. and man are we freezing our butts off. Something about stationary front off the north coast. This is just unusal and weird. On the way to work everyone was wearing jackets and coats.

We did our normal 26/28 (78/82) go ?

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OT (?): Is the Fahreheit scale on it´s way out also in the US?

For example, when we watch CNN in Europe the weather/temperature is presented with Celsius grades and I appreciate that

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Originally Posted by observer2
OT (?): Is the Fahreheit scale on it´s way out also in the US?
I have seen zero evidence to suggest it is on it's way out.

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Originally Posted by donley2
I have seen zero evidence to suggest it is on it's way out.
Agreed. The Celsius scale is used as much as the Kelvin scale in the US, i.e. only in the science classroom.

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How come CNN use the Celsius scale. Are they making different weather report for diffrent areas? (Europe, Asia, US, America?)

By the way, doesn´t the Celsius scale make more sense?

Water freezing point = 0 C
Water boiling point = 100 C

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Originally Posted by observer2
By the way, doesn´t the Celsius scale make more sense?
The best thing about the Celsius scale, apart from it making more sense, is that a degree Kelvin is effectively the same as a degree Celsius. This means the conversion (C to K) in chemistry and biology are easy. The F scale makes no sense on so many levels, unless your name is Marlow. :twisted:

Metric/Imperial debate #1133046

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To see how we arrived at the ludicrous scale that is Fahrenheit (thanks Daniel Gabriel F), check out the "history" section in this link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit

(I say ludicrous, because at least English linear measure makes some elemental sense, being related to body parts, but this was pure voodoo mathematics)

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The Fahrenheit scale may be based on a ludicrous idea, but it does what it is suppose to do.

CNN really does their temperatures in Celsius? What is next? Doing their broadcasts in Latin? No wonder nobody watches them anymore.

As for Fahrenheit on the way out. That really is nonsense.

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