Talk:Fahrenheit

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European Washing Label[edit]

You realise that the 40 refers to 40 degrees Centigrade? Otherwise you're washing in really cold water. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gomez2002 (talkcontribs) 15:14, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

I am shocked! It shows how inefficient washing machines are that a "cold" wash for them is really 104 degrees Fahrenheit.-- Toddy1 (talk) 21:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikipedia wrong?[edit]

to quote "Many sources (including Wikipedia) will tell you that the Fahrenheit scale was defined by setting zero degrees equal to the temperature of an ice, salt, and water mixture, and 100 degrees is roughly equal to human body temperature. That makes sense, but as the latest episode of Veritasium explains, it's not actually true. The real story is a lot stranger, and a lot more scientific." the source is http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-why-people-still-use-this-crazily-arbitrary-temperature-scale it does make a compelling argument, but I'll leave here for more topic knowledgable editors to consider . Gnangarra 06:19, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

Neither that, nor the Youtube video it is based on, is a reliable source. Nor is there any indication where the information came from, so nothing to do here. SpinningSpark 09:59, 4 December 2016 (UTC)
I think the Wikipedia article does a reasonable job of covering the uncertain history of the Fahrenheit scale. I might add a bit of detail from Temperature Scales, Fancy and Plain: Roemer and Fahrenheit, "The Science of Measurement: A Historical Survey", Herbert Arthur Klein, 1974. Meters (talk) 18:06, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

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