DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the village of Oymyakon in Russia’s Yakutia region is the coldest permanently occupied human settlement in the world? Based on official records, the village received such title in 1933 when temperatures have reached-90 degrees Fahrenheit while the all-time coldest temperature recorded there, -98 degrees Fahrenheit, was recorded in 2013. During the winter season, temperatures average -58 degrees Fahrenheit and 21 hours of the day are in darkness. In cold regions where the temperature is unlike average places, there is usually a different tool used to measure room temperature. Places with extreme cold use alcohol thermometers rather than the standard mercury ones. Alcohol has a lower freezing point than mercury and pure ethanol freezes at -115 degrees C while mercury freezes at -38 degrees C.
The alcohol thermometer is the earliest modern-style instrument to measure temperature. The earliest credits for this invention is given to Fernando IL de’ Medici. He created this kind of thermometer in 1654 by using sealed tubes partly filled with alcohol or urine mixed with air pressure. In more recent times, German scientist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit is also credited for inventing the world's first reliable thermometer. Nowadays, measuring the temperature in a room is more user-friendly. It comes as recent technology has introduced new tools like room temperature apps to help you to know the temperature around you. There are also body temperature apps which let you get your body temperature without using any digital thermometer.