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2012-07-13 01:52:39 AM
Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.
 
2012-07-13 01:55:28 AM

vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.


only 2-5000 calories a day (or more if you work for a living)
bwhahahahahahahahahahaha
heat is funny like that
 
2012-07-13 01:59:54 AM
All I know is that in summer, I'm constantly turning my pillows because my head makes them too hot.
 
2012-07-13 03:17:48 AM

eraser8: All I know is that in summer, I'm constantly turning my pillows because my head makes them too hot.


images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-13 03:22:26 AM

eraser8: All I know is that in summer, I'm constantly turning my pillows because my head makes them too hot.


Which is why I dearly love buckwheat-hull pillows.
 
2012-07-13 03:22:34 AM
Think of it this way: have you ever been in a server room after the air conditioning breaks down? I have. It's crazy hot. We're like computers, we need to dump heat somewhere.
 
2012-07-13 03:22:40 AM

vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.


I prefer it to be closer to 60.

/I sound fat
 
2012-07-13 03:23:24 AM

WarehouseMouse: Which is why I dearly love buckwheat-hull pillows.


O-tay!
 
2012-07-13 03:23:25 AM
Sweatin' like a horses armpit.
 
2012-07-13 03:23:29 AM
Coming this fall, "Why does the snow make you cold?" Slate 7th grade earth science for adults!
 
2012-07-13 03:24:33 AM
The best pillow commercials are the absurd Sobikowa commercial tests, where they fill tubes with various other pillow materials so loosely that they can't even stop a marble from falling through.
 
2012-07-13 03:25:48 AM
Hot and muggy like a Haitian's taint today.
 
2012-07-13 03:29:11 AM
Hotter than a hooker pussi
 
2012-07-13 03:31:17 AM
i remember when people drank ice water .. now they just drink beer
 
2012-07-13 03:31:59 AM
Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....
 
2012-07-13 03:39:12 AM
12-year-olds understand why this is, subby.
 
2012-07-13 03:51:09 AM
Well it might be 95 degrees, but I'm pretty sure the reason I'm miserable is grandma fell down the stairs.
 
2012-07-13 04:07:13 AM

danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....


That was actually Celsius' attitude towards Fahrenheit, too. The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic. He just arbitrarily made 0 freezing of water and 100 boiling of water.
 
2012-07-13 04:08:19 AM
i877.photobucket.com

Did a GIS for a funny pic of a thermometer up someones butt. Was going to include a joke about the research behind the science.
Didn't really find a suitable pic to use with the joke. But I did find numerous pics like the one above.

I'm a dog person. Don't have anything against cats. And I've lived with a cat or two that GFs have had. But appearently there's this side about owning a cat that I didn't know about because there are a lot of pics about sticking a thermometer up a cats butt.
Is this something cats enjoy and that's why people make jokes about it? None of the cats in the pics seem to be enjoying it. So I'm guessing it's something that cat owners enjoy. But that's kinda twitsted. I've gotten a cat stoned by blowing smoke on its face. (I was young). But I never thought about sticking thermometer up its butt. Maybe, maybe, if I had known that the cat would like it I would have done it. But probably not. And if I had I most likely wouldn't have told anybody about it. Just like Joe didn't tell about Sandusky.
So is this some secret thing that cat owners do to their cats? If it is, I don't want to sound prudish here, but if it is, they may want to seek some sort of phsyc eval or something. Sticking something up someone elses butt, even if it is just a cat, should be consensual. Again, I'm a dog person, I don't know a lot about cats, but I think I can say with some confidence that a cat can't give its consent to you, to sticking a thermometer up its butt. It may act like it is enjoying it. But from what I understand, cats can be people pleasers. Especially if a little of the catnip is involved. But that's sort of like using an icecream truck to lure kids in so you can do something that you shouldn't do.

Anyway, I kinda wish I hadn't thought about looking up a funny pic of a thermometer up someones butt just so that I could make a joke.
 
2012-07-13 04:10:00 AM

danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....


That's why I only read temperature articles that talk about -30 degree temperatures. It saves the trouble of conversion.
 
2012-07-13 04:14:06 AM

HotWingAgenda: danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....

That was actually Celsius' attitude towards Fahrenheit, too. The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic. He just arbitrarily made 0 freezing of water and 100 boiling of water.


Works for me. And the rest of the world :p
 
2012-07-13 04:17:59 AM

DownDaRiver: I've gotten a cat stoned by blowing smoke on its face. (I was young).


Some cats *love* it. My buddys cat, after getting stoned, would bolt out the door and go out and hunt for 8+ hours at a time. Majority of the time came back with something, too.

I've lived with cats for all of my 25 years, and have never inserted anything into my cats buttholes.
 
2012-07-13 04:20:14 AM

danduran: HotWingAgenda: danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....

That was actually Celsius' attitude towards Fahrenheit, too. The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic. He just arbitrarily made 0 freezing of water and 100 boiling of water.

Works for me. And the rest of the world :p


Kelvin or GTFO
 
2012-07-13 04:26:13 AM

danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....


HotWingAgenda: That was actually Celsius' attitude towards Fahrenheit, too. The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic. He just arbitrarily made 0 freezing of water and 100 boiling of water.


Doctor Jan Itor: Kelvin or GTFO


Sometimes I use Rankine just to mess with people.
 
2012-07-13 04:30:18 AM

danduran: HotWingAgenda: danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....

That was actually Celsius' attitude towards Fahrenheit, too. The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic. He just arbitrarily made 0 freezing of water and 100 boiling of water.

Works for me. And the rest of the world :p


Wish you people would just learn to speak english!
 
2012-07-13 04:36:03 AM

namatad: vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.

only 2-5000 calories a day (or more if you work for a living)
bwhahahahahahahahahahaha
heat is funny like that


Thats only what, 8.4 to 20.9 megajoules? Nothing to see here folks.......
 
2012-07-13 04:36:09 AM

0Icky0: danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....

That's why I only read temperature articles that talk about -30 degree temperatures. It saves the trouble of conversion.


-40 you mean.
 
2012-07-13 04:38:41 AM

Scruffinator: I've lived with cats for all of my 25 years, and have never inserted anything into my cats buttholes.


You need to loosen up and live a little. So do your cats. Well, they at least will need to loosen up.

Why are people still so uptight. It's the 21st century. Nothing can add a little spice to the pet/human relationship like a little anal play...

BRB -- door. My damned stuffy neighbor with the cops in tow again.
 
2012-07-13 04:47:39 AM

HotWingAgenda: The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic.


Also because he didn't understand instrument making -- Fahrenheit choose a scale that has 2^6 degrees between body temperature (which he defined as 96) and the freezing point of water. This allowed him to make very accurate scale markings by repeatedly bisecting the distance between those two points.

Also 0°F represents the temperature of a specific frigorific mixture, providing a third point of reference exactly 2^5 degrees from another known point, again allowing for simple bisection when producing scale markings.
 
GBB
2012-07-13 04:49:41 AM

vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.


farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-13 05:20:36 AM
I love running in 100 degree heat. It is intense. But you convince yourself that you cannot be stopped and you will complete your run.

/then again, I am crazy.
 
2012-07-13 05:22:41 AM

eraser8: All I know is that in summer, I'm constantly turning my pillows because my head makes them too hot.


Down pillow + freezer = insta sleep.
 
2012-07-13 05:24:02 AM
Am I the only one that sits on the edge of the bed to dry their taint after drying off after a shower?
 
2012-07-13 05:24:41 AM

crazydave023: I love running in 100 degree heat. It is intense. But you convince yourself that you cannot be stopped and you will complete your run.

/then again, I am crazy.


Do you own a Forerunner device?

I'm betting that you do.
 
2012-07-13 05:31:56 AM
Pretty farking simple... we have to generate a lot of heat to maintain a temperature of 98.6... we have to get rid of that heat... the higher the temperature outside, even if it's less than body temp, the harder it is to get rid of the heat.
 
2012-07-13 05:32:14 AM
Tainted1:

namatad: vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.

only 2-5000 calories a day (or more if you work for a living)
bwhahahahahahahahahahaha
heat is funny like that

Thats only what, 8.4 to 20.9 megajoules? Nothing to see here folks.......


Fun fact: One of the biggest problems in spacesuit design isn't keeping the occupant *warm* enough in the near-absolute-zero of space... It's dumping the excess heat when there's nothing to conduct it away. The only way you can keep from cooking is to either radiate it away as infrared (which is too slow unless you are carrying a huge heat sink,) store the heat somewhere in the backpack, or get rid of it by venting gas.
 
2012-07-13 05:44:08 AM

Alien Robot: 0Icky0: danduran: Entire article is written in Fahrenheit... too much conversion to bother reading....

That's why I only read temperature articles that talk about -30 degree temperatures. It saves the trouble of conversion.

-40 you mean.


That is exactly what I mean.
 
2012-07-13 06:29:26 AM

profplump: HotWingAgenda: The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic.

Also because he didn't understand instrument making -- Fahrenheit choose a scale that has 2^6 degrees between body temperature (which he defined as 96) and the freezing point of water. This allowed him to make very accurate scale markings by repeatedly bisecting the distance between those two points.

Also 0°F represents the temperature of a specific frigorific mixture, providing a third point of reference exactly 2^5 degrees from another known point, again allowing for simple bisection when producing scale markings.


Either way, the main thing that determines what units to use in our measurements is convenience -- or, in other words, what units allow us to be laziest. English units used to be easy and intuitive back when people were approximating them with body parts and other handy analogs; not so much anymore. Fahrenheit may be mighty convenient for a nurse or instrument technician; the rest of us are better served by a scale on which common thermal phenomena occur at the round numbers.

English units aren't necessarily convenient, a fact you can verify by trying to buy your lunch meat by the ton, your motor fuel by the ounce, and your phone calls by the fortnight. You pick your units because you want easy numbers to work with, and Celsius gives you that.
 
2012-07-13 06:33:19 AM

maxheck: Tainted1:


Fun fact: One of the biggest problems in spacesuit design isn't keeping the occupant *warm* enough in the near-absolute-zero of space... It's dumping the excess heat when there's nothing to conduct it away. The only way you can keep from cooking is to either radiate it away as infrared (which is too slow unless you are carrying a huge heat sink,) store the heat somewhere in the backpack, or get rid of it by venting gas.


funny.funnyoldplanet.com

/surprising number of Astronaut Fart articles
 
2012-07-13 06:42:47 AM
Cool. Thanks Submitter. Always wondered about that
 
2012-07-13 06:43:38 AM

namatad: vossiewulf: Um maybe because we're endothermic with baseline functions constantly generating excess heat? How does this not make sense? We're all comfy somewhere around 70 degrees, that's the temp where the amount of heat you're dumping exactly equals the excess heat you're generating doing normal stuff.

only 2-5000 calories a day (or more if you work for a living)
bwhahahahahahahahahahaha
heat is funny like that


It's really tough to pull down 5K cal/day, every day and without junk food or fast food. It's a hell of a lot of food. It takes a lot of time to cook and a lot of time to eat, and frankly it's a pain in the ass. Especially since whatever you are doing that requires such consumption levels is almost certain to leave you exhausted to the point that you don't want to cook or eat.
 
2012-07-13 06:45:32 AM

othmar: i remember when people drank ice water .. now they just drink beer


In fairness, we've only had ice water for some 150 years, and we drank beer all the time for the prior 6 thousand years.
Clearly beer is the winner there, and should not be discounted because of the last century and a half.

Hell you can live a whole summer on beer, coffee and root beer (if you work in a bike shop)
 
2012-07-13 06:47:12 AM

ShannonKW: profplump: HotWingAgenda: The lazy fark invented his own scale from 1 to 100 because he couldn't be arsed to do simple arithmetic.

Also because he didn't understand instrument making -- Fahrenheit choose a scale that has 2^6 degrees between body temperature (which he defined as 96) and the freezing point of water. This allowed him to make very accurate scale markings by repeatedly bisecting the distance between those two points.

Also 0°F represents the temperature of a specific frigorific mixture, providing a third point of reference exactly 2^5 degrees from another known point, again allowing for simple bisection when producing scale markings.

Either way, the main thing that determines what units to use in our measurements is convenience -- or, in other words, what units allow us to be laziest. English units used to be easy and intuitive back when people were approximating them with body parts and other handy analogs; not so much anymore. Fahrenheit may be mighty convenient for a nurse or instrument technician; the rest of us are better served by a scale on which common thermal phenomena occur at the round numbers.

English units aren't necessarily convenient, a fact you can verify by trying to buy your lunch meat by the ton ounce/pound, your motor fuel by the ounce gallon, and your phone calls by the fortnight month. You pick your units because you want easy numbers to work with, and Celsius gives you that.

/got to be one of the lamest strawman arguments ever made.
 
2012-07-13 06:48:22 AM

DownDaRiver: If it is, I don't want to sound prudish here, but if it is, they may want to seek some sort of phsyc eval or something. Sticking something up someone elses butt, even if it is just a cat, should be consensual. Again, I'm a dog person, I don't know a lot about cats, but I think I can say with some confidence that a cat can't give its consent to you, to sticking a thermometer up its butt.


Clearly you've never spent a few minutes skritching and scratching the base of a cat's tail. They are totally asking for a thermometer up the butt afterwards.

And don't even get Master Orphius started about wet q-tips and cats in heat.
 
2012-07-13 06:59:51 AM

Boatmech: ShannonKW: [snip]
English units aren't necessarily convenient, a fact you can verify by trying to buy your lunch meat by the ton ounce/pound, your motor fuel by the ounce gallon, and your phone calls by the fortnight month. You pick your units because you want easy numbers to work with, and Celsius gives you that.

/got to be one of the lamest strawman arguments ever made.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-13 07:19:57 AM
There are so many people who do not grasp even the basics of heat transfer.
 
2012-07-13 07:28:49 AM

Mose: There are so many people who do not grasp even the basics of heat transfer.


This surprises you?
 
2012-07-13 07:31:41 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Boatmech: ShannonKW: [snip]
English units aren't necessarily convenient, a fact you can verify by trying to buy your lunch meat by the ton ounce/pound, your motor fuel by the ounce gallon, and your phone calls by the fortnight month. You pick your units because you want easy numbers to work with, and Celsius gives you that.

/got to be one of the lamest strawman arguments ever made.

img.photobucket.com


static.twoday.net

So, what point am I missing?
 
2012-07-13 07:33:19 AM

Uchiha_Cycliste: It's really tough to pull down 5K cal/day, every day and without junk food or fast food. It's a hell of a lot of food. It takes a lot of time to cook and a lot of time to eat, and frankly it's a pain in the ass. Especially since whatever you are doing that requires such consumption levels is almost certain to leave you exhausted to the point that you don't want to cook or eat.


It is indeed very hard. I had to eat somewhere around 4k-5k calories a day or something during a bulking phase once, and god was it a pain in the ass. I had to eat the equivalent of a basic cheeseburger every hour that I was awake.
 
2012-07-13 07:37:34 AM

ChubbyTiger: Mose: There are so many people who do not grasp even the basics of heat transfer.

This surprises you?


No. But I'm perfectly baffled as to why this section of 10 inch ductil iron water main I have in the lab downstairs fractured, so I needed to write something that I knew was correct for a small victory this morning.

/don't steal my moment, on a Friday no less
 
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