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May 26, 2014

Understanding Celsius for Americans

As a typical American, I am ignorant of Celsius. But unlike a typical American, I want to learn. And I thought that the best way to learn is to not do what they tried to teach us in school, conversions.

I didn't learn the Fahrenheit system by using math. I learned to associate certain numbers with whether it was hot or cold. So, to learn Celsius, I am going to do the same thing.

Luckily, I live in Arizona, and really only have to see from 0 to 50. Yeah, it can get a little below freezing, and a little above 120F here, but not often. So, the midrange, in the 20s is comfortable. We get a lot of days like that here in The Tropical Paradise!

Right now, at the beginning of our summer season, which unfortunately starts in May, the temperature is moving into the *uncomfortable* zone, that is, the 30s. Luckily, I have good air conditioning in my house! As the summer progresses, it will go into the *ridiculously hot* zone, which will be the 40s.

There is something nice about Celsius. Water freezes at zero, and everything is comfortable in the 20s.
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