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

Karl Brace (
16 Oct 1995 16:49:47 GMT (Robert A. Uhl) wrote:
> 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!

What kind of beer do you drink? Most beers are only 3-8% alcohol, not
100% pure! They will freeze well above 0 F. A little knowledge is a
dangerous thing!