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Re: Here on planet Earth?

Posted by RRC on December 13, 2005

In Reply to: Here on planet Earth? posted by Bob on December 13, 2005

: : Colder than a witches tit.
: : When the temperature falls low enough to freeze mercury in the bulb or tit of a weather witch or what is commonly known as a mercury thermomoter it is said
: : to be as cold as a witches tit.

: Exactly how cold would that be?

The melting point of mercury is -38.83 °C (-37.89 °F). While that's not an unheard of temperature, I'm sure most of us would agree that it was indeed colder than a witch's tit long before that. RRC