Thursday, February 08, 2007

It's Because He's Polish

Have you ever wondered why the freezing point is 32 degrees on the Fahrenheit scale? What was Mr. Fahrenheit thinking? 32 degrees? Well you can read about it for yourself, because Nina explains it all.

I'm a big fan of Nina Camic's blog The Other Side of the Ocean. I've been reading her blog longer than any other. It's not a genealogy blog. It's the blog of a native Pole who lives in Madison, Wisconsin and teaches law classes as the University. She also travels a great deal and takes some wonderful photos. Her blog falls into the "personal" category as most of what she writes about is of a personal nature. I find her writing refreshing. She's one of those individuals who can look at the same thing you're looking at but she sees so much more. I envy her keen observation skills which come out in both her writing and her photography. She inspires me.

Oh, and about Mr. Fahrenheit... the reason he placed the freezing point at 32 is because he was Polish.