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Constructing a thermoscope [My Favorite Experiment ]

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Witzel, J. ; Science and Technology Advisor, Paladin South in Kandahar, Afghanistan

Have you ever wondered why a normal body temperature is considered to be 98.6 °F? The thought popped into my head the other day, and I really didn't have an answer. I decided to do a little research out of curiosity, and that's when I came across the term "thermoscope," which fueled a broader interest in the history of temperature measurement.

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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 5 )