It's not our fault that our country uses that system instead of the Metric system.
50 degrees isn't particularly cold.
to me it is, I like it 95
That's SHORTS SEASON :)
That might be cold if you're from Florida.
Or Baton Rouge.
Or the sun, your move bro.
Or a lightning bolt....
The US really needs to convert to metric.
We tried once. In like the 80's
But as you can tell 'twas a total failure
50 degrees? Thats warm damn it!
Sorry for my lack of tolerance
The current Decimal Time is: 6.8961. That is so much easier than 4:33:02 PM...not
Who the heck uses decimal time?
It would be if every used it.
Calm the hell down, we have technology to do the converting for us
why is this in sports?
It's -42 degrees Fahrenheit! I have to convert it to Celci- nevermind.
That'd be -40 degrees. What a fail.
Damn. I really thought it was -42.
50 F is cold?
that's like shorts weather in WI.
Where I come from (Washington) 50 degrees is very comfortable. That's when you see people in shorts.
I don't know, I think we should all start using Kelvin. Then it can perpetually be in triple digits and we can sound ridiculous complaining about being cold in 173 degrees
...am I the only one who thinks that would be really fun?
Holy crap! 173 K is -100 C!
You'd literally be frozen.
Whoops. I meant 273. Maybe I should listen a little more in engineering class?
Fahrenheit had a fever when he made his scale :D
i moved from ireland to america and had absolutely no problem changing to fahrenheit, pounds, feet, etc. i don't know why the rest of the world gets all pissy because america doesn't use the same systems they do. it's really not that hard to adapt to it.
Why would you convert to Kelvin?
Anything below 70 degrees Fahrenheit is freezing to me o_O
Right now, when it reaches twenty degrees I consider it a very nice day out. Considering it's been -20 for awhile. 50 degrees is a summer night.
But I do agree that the difference in temperature measurement makes it hard to talk to someone from a different country about the weather.
"50 degrees is a summer night" reminds me of what my mom told me about a girl she knew. The girl came from Alaska, and whenever it was 50 degrees outside, her and her family would go jump into the Columbia river and go swimming. 50 degrees to them was like 90 degrees for everyone else
Because your physics teacher is an authority on the subject...
50 degrees in winter = heat wave.
Good timing that this makes it to the home page now, right after a massive fricking blizzard. I wish it was 50 degrees...the piles of snow that are taller than me would finally melt, I would be able to wear normal shoes again, I wouldn't have to worry about the cars hydroplaning and killing me every time I cross the street...man, those were the days.
England uses Fahrenheit and Celsius
im a chicagoin and damn thats like summer here
Since when does England use Fahrenheit?
Most of Noth America uses Fahrenheit, so do other parts of the world. Idiot.
in canada we use celcius i like that better
To me, It makes more sense because freezing is zero.
precisely! i never really get fahrenheit as easily
Me neither, and I live in America... Then again, I'm really into science so I tend to use Celsius and the metric system and such more than many people my age.
The official scientific temperature scale is Kelvin, not Celsius.
True, but my science teachers are idiots. They say it's synonymous with the metric system or something, so we have to use it. They only use Celsius in my textbooks, too. Ah, America...
apparently, the Fahrenheit measurements revolve around tolerably living conditions for the human body, excluding external forces such as extra clothing or a cooler.
32 degrees is freezing in fahrenheit because ... ... Yeah Celsius is better.
As true as it is, I find Celsius easier to use... just because it's based on nice, round numbers -- zero to one hundred. I'm not really saying any one is really better, I just find myself using Celsius more often because it's easier.
some parts of mexico and canada dont use the metri system. there is no certain area of people that use it, it depends on each person.
Ok then name other countries that use Fahrenheit besides the U.S, Belize and Jamaica.
Palau and Liberia.
The Bahamas where, coincidentally, 50 degrees would be considered cold.