Image via WikipediaSo what's with Fahrenheit and Celsius?
When I was in high school I remember memorizing the stupid equation, C=(F-32) x 5/9 (expletive?!), but I never expected having to worry about it again. WRONG! Everytime I call, or chat, or facebook our family on the other side of the pond, I have to cry because I don't know how to tell them. They always ask! You know..."How's the weather?" comes right after "How is everyone?"
I tried selecting Celsius on weatherchannel.com, but then I'm just left wondering what the temp is in Fahrenheit every morning. For a while, I had a lovely outdoor thermometer which told me both. It broke.
That part is really just a nuissance and I'm ranting...but have you ever wondered what gas setting 3 or 4 is? That's the British way of deciding what oven temp to bake your cookies on... Or how about 200 Celsius for 30 minutes? So now not only am I translating recipes into English and converting from kilos to pounds, I need to figure out if they mean 350 or 375 Fahrenheit? You can just forget about me making a double batch!