94340 Pioneer Thermometer, £49.99
Warm Enough for You?
The design of this thermometer was inspired by the type of instrument 18th century explorers took with them to the farthest reaches of the globe. The backboard details some record temperatures that are definitely too hot, or cold, for comfort.
For example, in 2003 at Faversham in Kent the mercury hit a sweltering 38.5°C. The Americans top this with 56.7°C in the aptly named Death Valley in 1913. However the all-time record goes to the otherwise
obscure Aziziya in Libya. There in 1922 the temperature rose to an astonishing 57.8°C. Vostok Station in Antarctica holds the lowest temperature record at -89.2°C! Calibrated in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.
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