Weather has many useful applications. For one, it tells you which outfit you should be wearing. Second of all, it’s a great conversational topic if you have literally zero inspiration to keep the conversation going. But did you know that there’s more to weather than meets the eye?
Let’s take a look at some crazy facts about the weather that you can blast at people the next time a conversation drops dead in its tracks.
The Highest Temperature
The highest temperature ever officially recorded was 56.7°C (134°F).
Crickets Know How Hot It Is
In fact, they tell temperature with their chirps! So if you count the chirps a cricket is making, you’ll be able to tell the exact temperature yourself. You just have to get the cricket to tell you when to start counting those chirps. Anyone out there speak/count in “cricket”?
Spider Size Matters
Size matters even for arachnids. Mild autumns means bigger spiders around the globe. I think we can all agree that that’s not a good thing. Beware of spiders who grab their package in a braggadocios way.
Wildfires can sometimes create tornadoes made of fire. It’s like a sharknado, but without the sharks.
Winds Are Quiet
Winds actually only make a sound when they blow against an object. This still doesn’t solve the conundrum about the tree getting cut in the forest when no one’s around, but we’re one step closer to the solution. If you are in the forest be sure to pay attention and listen for the guy with the chain saw raising hell.