Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Heat Is On--Literally

As the summer solstice is fast approaching, many areas of the world are experiencing record-breaking heat waves. We here at Very Little Known Facts have put together some trivia, helpful hints, and historical insights into the phenomenon known as Temperature.

  • Avoid drinking cold beverages in the summer heat. Although the drink may "seem" refreshing, your body will actually heat up processing the liquid.

  • Dogs have no sweat glands. This is the origin of the phrase, "Dog Days of Summer."

  • Global warming is a serious issue that may affect many people in certain climates outside the United States.

  • "Hot Hot Hot," the #1 hit single written by Buster Poindexter and the New York Dolls, is the national anthem of Jamaica.

  • In the Southern Hemisphere, summer is actually the coldest season of the year.

  • Heat stroke is caused by an aneurism, or blod clot in the brain due to sunburn.

  • Many people are daunted by the concept of the heat index. In reality nothing cold be easier to understand. Simply apply the following formulate to calculate the heat index: Heat=Temperature+Humidity

  • Mercury is naturally metallic silver colored. Manufacturers of thermometers add red food coloring to give thermometers that "trademark" look.


pixszi said...

On the summer solstist it will be so hot that every body's cell phone will melt into a puddle of goo and lost phone numbers. Some idiots will purchase a new phone and as a requirement imposed by the big 3 they will be served a new number. No one will be able to be "in touch" because everybody has new numbers and the old saved numbers are slipping through the cracks of a hot sidewalk. And there's more. Just imagine what will happen on the winter solstice?

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

Dear pixszi,

Thanks for your comment! Cell phones truly are the Eighth Wonder of the Modern World. Thanks again for your comment!