Τρίτη Ἱσταμένου- Τριτομηνίς, III day
From today’s sunset: third day of Pyanepsion.
From today’s sunset, it is Τριτομηνίς, the third of the month and sacred to Athena, as the symbolic day of Her birthday. In this day, Athena Tritogeneia is also identified with Selene. A public festival was held each month during this day to honor the Goddess. It is sacred also to the Charites.

(Fragment of a cameo, Athena.
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Emma Watson HeForShe Speech at the United Nations | UN Women 2014

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SLEEPING TOGETHER, THE MUSICIANS WAY

COUNT BASIE’S BAND. 1954

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GAZA CITY : Palestinian students are seen through a damaged sitting in a classroom at a goverment school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on September 14, 2014 on the first day of the new school year. Half a million children in Gaza start the new school year three weeks late as a result of the devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that ended on August 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS

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Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.

So.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

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