Posted by ESC on December 13, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Here on planet Earth? posted by RRC 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
Especially so in a brass brassiere