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In your own words, describe what a thermometer does.


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Jun. 11th, 2002 01:50 pm (UTC)
A thermometer determines temperature. Before thermometers were invented, the temperature was lazy and just did whatever it felt like it. Usually, it stayed at Motel 6. This made many people and animals alike very unhappy. So they put their heads together and came up with a solution. That solution was a THERMOMETER. It whipped the temperature back into shape and made it change sometimes. But it was too generous, it created winter so that temperature could have a break and go back to its happy Motel 6 home. But then because of that, it made temperature work extra hard in the summer.

I think thermometer should ease up and just let temperature work a moderate amount all the time. But it's a tough thing because there are now so many theremometers that it's very hard to get them all together to persuade them. And since there are only as many temperatures as thermometers, temperature has no chance of forming a successfull Union. Thermometer even goes so far as to say that temperature would not exist without him. This all makes temperature very unhappy. It's a very very sad story.....
Jun. 11th, 2002 02:39 pm (UTC)
How's this?
A thermometer measures the average kinetic energy of the matter surrounding its heat-sensative part.
Jun. 11th, 2002 03:28 pm (UTC)
it follows the orders of al simone/satan.
Jun. 12th, 2002 10:51 pm (UTC)
Temperature is a measure of the number of child molecules in the air that aren't on Ritalin but should be. A thermometer is a glass tube with a core thinner than a human hair and a bulb at the bottom that connects to the core. The bulb contains a mass of parent molecules. These parent molecules like child molecules that are calm and quiet, but when they are near a child molecule that is hyperactive, they become irritated and swell up. When something swells, it consumes more space, but the parents are within a rigid container that will not expand, so the parents are displaced up the core of the glass tube as those in the bulb swell up.

So it's quite simple. The greater the concentration of hyperactive child molecules near the bulb, the greater the number of parent molecules in the bulb that swell, and so the higher the level of parent molecules within the core.

The tube can be placed against a height scale to provide a readout of the recommended Ritalin dosage.
Jun. 15th, 2002 06:50 pm (UTC)
Nerd-ness confirmed.

I actually asked this to find out weather people focused more on the "hot" of temperature or the "cold"... so much for that. :-P
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