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Quotes of the Day for 27 November 2000 – Hot and Cold

Anders Celsius was born on this day in 1701. Though I personally find his system of measuring temperature far easier to use, I realize I'm in the minority in the US. (But let's not have a vote, OK?) No matter which scale you prefer, here are some quotes on hot and cold.

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The quotes:

Extreme cold when it first arrives seems to generate cheerfulness and sociability. For a few hours all life's dubious problems are dropped in favor of the clear and congenial task of keeping alive.
     - E. B. White

If the temperature in the bathtub is raised only one degree every ten minutes, how does the bather know when to start screaming?
     - Marshall McLuhan

Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd all have frozen to death!
     - Mark Twain

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
     - Franklin P. Jones

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