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# How did Gabriel Farenheit discover his method of measuring temerature?

Question #14685. Asked by Iggy. (Nov 27 01 3:51 AM)

Tabby Tom

Tabby Tom says:

According to Encyclopaedia Britannica:

'The 18th-century German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit originally took as the zero of his scale the temperature of an equal ice-salt mixture and selected the values of 30 degree and 90 degree for the freezing point of water and normal body temperature, {respectively;} these later were revised to 32 degree and 96 degree, but the final scale required an adjustment to 98.6 degree for the latter value.'

Tue Nov 27 01:03:29 CST 2001
(To fix characters - McG)

 Apr 15 03, 7:03 AM

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