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The stories behind Fahrenheit and Celsius

Fahrenheit (°F) is a unit of measurement for temperature. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736) is the inventor of the mercury-in-glass thermometer and the aforementioned scale of measurement. In this Veritasium video, animated by Marcello Ascani and narrated by Derek Muller, we learn more about the story behind both Fahrenheits.

Related watching: Celsius Didn’t Invent Celsius (°C, also known as centigrade).

Related reading: Anders Celsius, the Kelvin scale, and Carl Linnaeus.

Next: Make a homemade thermometer and more videos about measurements.

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