Wednesday, September 06, 2006

® The Thermometer Guys

I had always found science a bit dull, until I read The Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. One of my favourite things I didn't know is the Mr Fahrenheit and Mr Celsius came up with their scales only 25 years apart, in the Netherlands and Denmark respectively. I will now dedicate my life to answering the question - DID FAHRENHEIT MEET CELSIUS? I think it could be made into a gripping one-act play, maybe set on the hottest day of the year, Spike Lee Do the Right Thing style. They will have a mighty last-man-standing battle of wills. Ice cubes, mercury, boiling kettles - it could be great. Do you think?

2 comments:

Mal Leonard-Cohen said...

Maybe they could do a spot of Grouse shooting on Lord Kelvin's estate ?

chris rees said...

Brrrrrr! Pretty nippy at minus 237°!