January 18, 2009
One of the best parts about our jobs as librarians is that we run across some wicked-cool bits of information. Ever since first reading Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, I've been curious about one particular passage (of course, I wonder about these things because I'm a big time science geek). The passage reads:
Late experiments shew that the human body will exist in rooms heated to 140°. of Reaumur, equal to 347°. of Farenheit, and 135°. above boiling water.
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