Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Random memory

When I went to America with my sister (in 1993 or thereabouts), I thought I'd memorise a couple of useful temperature conversions so that I could understand the weather forecast there.

I remembered 20 °C = 68 °F, 25 °C = 77 °F, and 30 °C = 86 °F, and thought those numbers were pleasingly symmetric (68/86, and 77 in between), which should help me remember them.

Of course, that didn't help me in a couple of places I was in during my stay (such as Arizona and Southern California), where temperatures regularly exceed 90 °F :)

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