It’s a warm summer’s night; the evening air is filled with both the sounds of nightfall and the electricity of romance. The astute young suitor listens for fourteen seconds, pauses, then listens for an additional 25 seconds. He then turns to his love and says; “it’s 79 degrees Fahrenheit, 26 Celsius out tonight. She turns to him, smiles, and tells him that he’s boring and heads for the car.
How did he know the evening’s temperature? And why is she sitting in the car?
He knew that if you counted the chirps of a common field cricket within a fourteen second period of time and added 40, you would then know the temperature in Fahrenheit. But he, being the thorough studious type, knew if you counted the chirps in twenty-five seconds, divide by 3 and added four, you would have the temperature in Celsius.
As to why she’s sitting in the car…… I think that’s been made fairly obvious.
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