How Cold Is It?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mikem, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. mikem

    mikem Member

    Years ago I was watching TV and the question below was asked ... but I missed hearing the answer. I've asked the question for fun now and then but nobody seems to know the answer. (Then they get miffed when I say I don't know either!) Anybody know the solution?

    "If it's zero degrees today and tomorrow it will be twice as cold ... what will the temperature be tomorrow?"

    Thanks ... dah ...

  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Anything times "X" zero is still zero. So I say zero. Fahrenheit or Celsius?
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2009
  3. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    Too D*** cold LOL
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    0 degree Fahrenheit = -17.7777778 degree Celsius

    2X-17.78 =

    -35.56 degree Celsius = -32.008 degree Fahrenheit

    Answer = -32F°
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  5. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I came to the same answer as Pablo, but by a different path;

    If 0 deg F is 32 deg below the freezing point of water, then twice as cold would be 64 deg below the freezing point of water.

    32 - 64 = -32 deg F.

    (this assumes that the freezing point of water actually is the benchmark that we are measuring against.)

    We could change the question a bit;
    "If it's 0 deg today and tomorrow it'll only be half as warm, then what will the temp be tomorrow?"

    I'm too tired and lazy to do the math right now. I'll tackle it later.
    But I'll leave a hint; you'll have to go with the Kelvin scale.
  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    (remember Johnny Carson?)

    "It's so cold....'How Cold Is It?'...... It's so cold, I saw a dog, stuck to a fire hydrant!"

    RATRODER Guest

    I don't know how cold it will be tomorrow,but I'm getting tired of this global warming.
    I'm ready for an ice age to come so I can warm up! louis
  8. mikem

    mikem Member

  9. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    COLD IS A RELATIVE THING. . . . . . .

    > 65 above zero:
    > Floridians turn on the heat.
    > People in Minnesota plant gardens.

    > 60 above zero:
    > Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    > People in Minnesota sunbathe.

    > 50 above zero:
    > Italian & English cars won't start.
    > People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.

    > 40 above zero:
    > Georgians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
    > People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.

    > 35 above zero:
    > New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
    > People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    > 20 above Zero
    > People in Miami all die.
    > Minnesotians close the windows.

    > Zero:
    > Californians fly away to Mexico.
    > People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.

    > 10 below zero:
    > Hollywood disintegrates.
    > The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.

    > 20 below zero:
    > Washington DC runs out of hot air.
    > People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.

    > 30 below zero:
    > Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    > Minnesotians get upset because they can't start the
    > Snowmobile.

    > 40 below zero:
    > ALL atomic motion stops.
    > People in Minnesota start saying...'Cold enough for ya?'

    > 50 below zero:
    > **** freezes over.
    > Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.
  10. alex

    alex Guest

    At least people from Minnesota don't have to wake up sweaty like me.
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Who's 'Sweaty' ? Your room mate??

  12. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Thanks, MikeM

    That's a handy link.

    So "If it's 0 deg F today and tomorrow it will only be half as warm, then that means that tomorrows temp will be -127.6 deg F."

    Now, that's cold.

    I guess I'll start counting my blessings.
  13. mikem

    mikem Member

    Double it and add 30

    Hey BGW,

    A handy conversion from Celcius to Fahrenheit is

    "double it and add 30".

    Works in reverse from Fahrenheit to Celcius by

    "subtract 30 and divide by 2".

    That gets things pretty close.
  14. wanger

    wanger Guest

    44 degrees c yesterday today and tomorrow cool whats that
  15. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member


    Yep untill you Experience -40c or -40F you have not Experienced cold.:grin5::grin5:
  16. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    back in the day (late 70's)...when you could still hitchhike and hop freight trains...
    I travelled to/thru every state except hawaii and every province and territory in canada
    in Yellowknife,NWT (northwest territories), it is so cold, they use styrofoam seats in their outhouses...
    that's cold :whistling::rolleyes7::whistling:
  17. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member

    When it gets -40F and you still use an outhouse,you take the toilet seat with you into your house to keep it warm.Then when you have to do your duty you make a mad dash to the outhouse,rip down your pants,do your buisness and get your pants back up before the toilet seat cools down.:grin5::grin5:
  18. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    At some point, you just have to move.

    Or have a movement.
  19. Revorunner

    Revorunner Member

    At that Temp there is no fooling around.You do or you don't.:ack2:
  20. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    We'd fire the school bus driver for being 2 hours late.:grin5: