A story on the news last night brought back to mind what I knew as a kid. If you count the number of cricket chirps in 14 seconds and add 38, it will be the exact Fahrenheit temperature.
I never can remember the damn formula for converting F-to-C. So, for those enlightened countries that use the metric system, can some genetic scientist develop a Celsius cricket? Save a fortune on thermometers.
Nothing to do with crickets but I surprised myself the other day when I took a dog’s temperature and discovered the thermometer was set to Celsius. Instead of sticking the thermometer up the dog’s butt again I just did the math, amazingly I remembered the formula without having to look it up.* So you never know, maybe you could remember the formula if you tried.