Monday, July 25, 2011

Dad is Laughing

I can see him. Right now I can see him shaking his head and chuckling. "If you're going to do something then do it," he used to say. "Don't half ass do it. Really do it."

I did. And if he were here he would have called me laughing too. Its a tosss up if we would have called before or after my husband. Probably within ten minutes of the post going live - either way - lots of laughter.

Dad would be laughing not just because I messed up, but because I messed up on something scientific. Something that he taught kids when he worked at the high school.

In my last post I was ranting about it being 100 degrees. (For those of you not in Raleigh, its been near or over 100 for about 10 days in a row now.) In my post, I said that water boils at 100 degrees. It does, but not on the same scale that we use at our house.

Let me explain. Its 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

If Dad were here I'd have him guest post now and explain the science behind it in his fun way.

Instead, I'll give you a link to ask.com.

If you don't want to go over to Ask, here is basically what it says: Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit.

Dad would probably also be able to tell you a way to use mirrors and the sun and make a fire to get the water to boil. But since he isn't here I guess we are all going to have to miss out on that adventure.

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