Saturday, July 23, 2005

When You're Hot, You're Hot

Temperature sense is relative. Line up three glasses. Fill the middle one with tepid water, the left with very hot tap water, the right with very cold. Stick your left index finger in the left, your right index finger in the right, and hold them there for a count of 100. Then plunge both at the same time into the middle glass.

My mother said she woke up shivering in New Guinea once, then laughed when she realized that it was because the temperature had plunged to 102, Farenheit.

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