Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Robert A. Uhl (
16 Oct 1995 07:18:53 GMT

Also, Fahrenheit degrees go from 0 (freezing point of alcohol) to
100 (supposed ave. human body temp.). Good ol' fahrenheit was of by
1.4 for the body temp. so we are all at 98.6. Oh well. Every child
learns 32 = freezing and 98.6 = good. I actually used the freezing
point of alcohol last winter; I have a fridge in my then-uninsulated
garage which held a lot of beer. My mother was worried that'd it all
freeze. But, since the odds of <0 temps. are low, I was able to tell
her not to worry. The Imperial system works again!

I doubt that UK children routinely learn the freezing poit of
alcohol as US children learn the freezing point of water.

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