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October 11, 2010

Cricket Chirps: Nature's Thermometer

Filed under: animals, farming, gardening, home remedies, weather, wisdom — Tags: , , — dmacc502 @ 11:16 am
Thermometer with Fahrenheit units on the outer...

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Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It’s true! Here’s the formula:

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Fahrenheit, count number of chirps in 14 seconds then add 40 to get temperature.

Example: 30 chirps + 40 = 70° F

To convert cricket chirps to degrees Celsius, count number of chirps in 25 seconds, divide by 3, then add 4 to get temperature.

Example: 48 chirps /(divided by) 3 + 4 = 20° C

http://www.almanac.com/cricket-chirps-temperature-thermometer

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