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Date: 06/04/15 10:50 AM

19 Responses to Weather: California Vs Michigan Vs England [Pic]

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    iansquall Female 18-29
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    June 4, 2014 at 7:24 am
    Link: Weather: California Vs Michigan Vs England - How I imagine the British would respond: ``Oh dear, we`re burning. How unfortunate.``
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    MrSnowMeiser Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2014 at 11:02 am
    As a person from Michigan...

    This made my freaking day!

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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2014 at 11:42 am
    drat, im confused now too... drat. what the hell is 50 degrees fahrenheit in celsius? the only fahrenheit i know is 451, and thats only because thats the temperature in which paper catches fire (thanks ray bradbury!).
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 11:57 am
    50 is 10 in celcius. Which is about what it is here. Now. In June.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 12:01 pm
    robthelurker

    Ray was wrong about that. Sorry.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Still though that`s a warm freaking day. It barley ever reaches 40C around here. The city almost shuts down.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm
    the only fahrenheit i know is 451, and thats only because thats the temperature in which paper catches fire (thanks ray bradbury!).

    I remember that water freezes at 32F and boils at 212F. I also remember that there was a reason why he made the scale that way, but I forget what it is. I think 0F was the coldest temperature recorded where he lived. Something like that.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    [quote">Ray was wrong about that. Sorry.[/quote">

    Now I want to find out how much effect different types of paper has on the temperature of spontaneous combustion.

    Hmm...it seems that thin sheets of wood pulp paper (the "book paper" mentioned in Bradbury`s famous story) would catch fire at about 451F.

    Sources:

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    That`s an engineering source, a manuscript preservation source and a fire investigation forensics source.

    So I think that Ray Bradbury was about right, though too specific. It
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    We use new money now. Mainly because fahrenheit was too difficult to spell.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm
    It`s odd how well people adapt. I used to know someone who had moved to one of the colder bits of Alaska years ago and they`d become used to regarding pretty much anything above freezing as fairly warm. At the other end of the scale, I once watched a documentary on some !Kung people. 30+C and they`re comfortable running at a brisk pace for hours.

    Some of the oldest written references to England (before it was England) are complaints about the weather (although more about the rain than the temperature). It`s long been a custom to complain about it, but I rather like the weather here. It`s rarely extreme in any way.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    June 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    Man, that was awesome. The CA v. Michigan stuff was funny, the English stuff made it great.

    Yes, Fahrenheit picked the scale he did because 100F is about the average hottest day most people will experience, and 0f is about the coldest most people will experience. He wanted the scale to reflect human experience.
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    Kcorb Male 30-39
    61 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm
    Great post! Made me laugh out loud. I could look at the same post over and over but with different photos. I`m sure other people could find other funny graphics.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    June 4, 2014 at 7:47 pm
    "They`re british skeletons, of course they`re dancing sarcastically."

    ROFL.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    June 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm
    Oh celsius. Get on my faren-height.





    *crickets* *crickets*
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    Chaoskitty Female 18-29
    439 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 12:34 am
    Last sentence made me laugh so hard.
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 1:55 am
    As a Brit - yeh, funny as hell :)
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 9:12 am
    I like the summer, the rain gets warmer.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 5, 2014 at 1:58 pm
    I like the summer, the rain gets warmer.

    I watched a video clip a couple of days ago in which Matt Farah (USA car show host) came over to Britain to meet Chris Harris (UK car show host) and do a video comparing two cars. They talked a bit about other stuff, like Matt Farah`s impression of the UK. His reply was about the weather - he`d only been here a day and it had rained 5 times already :)
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    Waremonger Male 40-49
    58 posts
    June 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm
    That was pretty hilarious.

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