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I Have A Question

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by theperfectgarage, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. theperfectgarage

    theperfectgarage 1/2 ton status

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    Last sunday I was toiling away in the perfectly whacked garage, working almost as hard as the beer 'fridge was in the killer heat. I got to thinking, if the average human ideal body tempature is around 98.6 deg., why do most of us start to get uncomfortable at around 80 deg. and up? Why would'nt we be happy as can be at 98deg. outside temp instead of reaching for the a/c and another cold one?

    I have no idea. :confused:
     
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    humidity.
     
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    Well I agree with you that the more humidity, the worse it feels. But sometimes it's pretty damn dry here in Tucson, and it still feels mighty hot.
     
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    Not to those of us who were raised in the midwest. :p:

    On a side note, ambient temp at 4:30 today was 98, heat index was 105. My coworker and I were both dying by the time we got back in the truck. I was in Moab when it was 95 and it felt like a 75-80 degree day. My friend and I hiked all day for two days and we felt great, I didn't realize how much of a huge roll humidity played.
     
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    Core body tempurature VS skin tempurature is the factor, I think

    Your arm does not register 98.6 on the surface
     

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