How Cold Is It?
Watch what happens to boiling water thrown out the window in Siberia in the winter.
Posted By: patty -
Mon Dec 24, 2012
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How cool is that??!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/24/12 at 02:32 AM
I converted the -41C to Fahrenheit and came up with RFC!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/24/12 at 06:57 AM
The conversion is interesting given that in my experience with centegrade 0C is equal to 32F, 22C is almost 70F and 100C is when water boils. I did the same thing Expat did with a conversion calculator. For instance -18C is approximately equal to 0.4F, -20C is equal to approximately -4F, -30C is equal to approximately -22F, and (finally) -41C is equal to approximately -41.8F. I show these because I was curious and just had to know what the fahrenheit conversion equaled. When the most familiar conversion is 100C equals 212F approximately, I did not imagine that -41C would be almost equal to -41F.
Posted by steve-e on 12/24/12 at 01:12 PM
The 2 scales converge at -40 so -40 F and -40 c are the same
(F-32)*5/9 = C
Posted by Kirk Schobert in United States on 12/24/12 at 02:39 PM
Propane boils at -42 C. If you want to boil water on your BBQ, your may have to heat your propane tank first! It is interesting to have an open flame under the propane tank on the bunkhouse so the furnace would work. It was about -55 F.
Posted by BMN on 12/24/12 at 03:42 PM
George Carlin made it simple.
Posted by BMN on 12/24/12 at 07:40 PM
George Carlin / Be Nice is an oxymoron, isn't it, BMN?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/25/12 at 12:39 AM
Every several years we get temps in the minus 40's/50's and every school kid has to try this. It is pretty cool.
Posted by ScoutC on 12/25/12 at 12:03 PM
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