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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

The mysteries of life

There are lots of mysteries in life, but as individuals, we can only deal with the ones that directly impact on us.

Today's mystery for you to find the solution for is this.  When the temperature outside is freezing but the temperature inside is high, why then does a glass of water cool to well below the inside temperature?  Surely, it should cool to the ambient temperature in the room.

Also on the subject of temperature, why does 19 degrees C feel hot in the summer but quite chilly in the winter in the house? 

3 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

No answers to this Maggie but I know exactly what you mean. Brrrrrrr it sure is chilly here tonight.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

We were commenting yesterday that while the outside temperature was the same as it has been the past several mornings it seemed much colder than it had been. I think it has something to do with the earth cooling down with the weather, like the cold has sunk in. Plus I'll bet humidity has something to do with it too. But yes! I warm my house to 72 F in the winter but you would never catch me cooling it to 72 in the summer. It'd be way too cold and I couldn't afford it!

MaryH said...

My brain is too tired at the moment to think about all this, & I'm not scientific anyway! But I'll agree with Judy...in winter we start at 70F(daytime), no matter what the outside temp is, and bump it up as needed. In summer, it's 78F & dropped as needed if (gasp!) any cooking is necessary. I work hard to ensure that this doesn't happen frequently. The electric bill would be so costly, that's all we could handle!! Good questions though. Shows you have a very scientific way of thinking. Hugs