Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Predicting whether the weather ...

It has been very hot in the UK lately. Apparently, it's been hotter than many other places which are known to be hot. Some days it was over 40 Degrees C in the shade. I was clever though and did not stay in the shade.

The weather forecast woman on TV said it's been the hottest day "since records began".

This set me thinking ... when did records begin?

I researched and found out that a long long time ago a man wrote down on a piece of paper "Phew ... it's hot today. Records have begun."

The next day, he wrote on another piece of paper "Wowie and double phew ... it's been even hotter today. It's been the hottest day since records began yesterday."

This went on for some time with the man writing every day how hot, cool or cold it was. Then, years later, another man called Thermo, invented the thermometer. It was a small tube filled with coloured spirit and with markings on the side. He could therefore measure how hot or cool it was by reading how far the liquid expanded in the tube.

He reasoned that if he put the thermometer in his mouth for a few minutes he could tell how warm or hot it was outside, or inside a house for that matter. Unfortunately, after a few days of such measurements he realised the temperature he was measuring was somewhat similar every day; regardless of wether it was sunny and hot, or cloudy and cool outside.

His wife scoffed at his invention and suggested he might as well stick his thermometer somewhere else. He tried that for a few days but the readings were still similar to the ones he took before; regardless of the weather outside. He therefore reasoned, quite rightly as it happens, that there was some connecting channel between his mouth and the other place.

He threw the thermometer aside and gave up on the whole idea.

His wife, however, whilst doing the cleaning everyday, noticed that the coloured spirit in the tube moved to different locations depending on how hot, cool or cold it was.

And that's how weather measurements began. As often happens, it was a man's idea improved by a woman. Which also explains why the weather forecast on TV is always more interesting when it's a lady presenter rather than a man.

Like everything else I write here, this is all factual and true.Who are you going to believe? Your common sense, or what I tell you?

11 comments:

  1. WHAT an imagination, Victor!
    Blessings!

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    1. It's true Lulu; it has been very hot in the UK lately.

      God bless you.

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  2. Hi Victor! I did laugh at the alternative way to get the man's temperature! So funny :)
    Who am I going to believe? Oh, I'll go with you every time!
    Have a blessed day, and one that makes you smile too,
    Ceil

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    1. Thank you Ceil for believing me. Not many people do.

      I'm so glad I made you smile.

      God bless you.

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  3. I'm still laughing visualizing where the thermometer ended up. Anyway ... I'll see Britian's 40 Degrees C and raise you another 40 Degrees Fahrenheit from Southeast Georgia! *lol* The way I dislike summer so much, you'd think I would move to Canada or something, 'ey. Is it Fall yet?
    Stay cool and have a blessed day! ~:)

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    1. I can well imagine it is much hotter where you are Sparky. It is all part of global warming.

      I believe global warming is all because of candles.. Yes candles. Can you imagine how many candles are burning on earth at any one time? In romantic restaurants, at dinner parties at home, in the bathroom, (Why do people want candles in the bathroom? What if they burn a tender place?), in churches and on birthday cakes.

      All these candles makes us all get hotter I say. Perhaps I should write another research paper about it.

      God bless.

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  4. Giggle, smile! I used to work in several medical settings so your comments definitely got a smile from me:) Way too hot here right now (well not in this room because of the air conditioning)...I am actually missing rain and fog.
    Blessings,
    Aimee.

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    1. Glad I made you smile Aimee. We shouldn't really complain about the weather. Here in the UK people always talk about the weather and sometimes we have all four seasons in a day.

      God bless.

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  5. One of your funniest posts yet (and that is saying a lot!)
    Thank you for making me smile, and God Bless!

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    1. It really pleases me when my readers enjoy what I write, Micahel. Thank you for taking the trouble to write and tell me.

      I get so many ideas for stories in my head, sometimes I can't write fast enough.

      God bless you.

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    2. Sorry for mispelling your name Michael. I have a new keyboard and I've still to teach it to spell korrectly.

      God bless.

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