Why are people uncomfortable when the temperature reaches 99 degrees? It should

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  1. Billrrrr profile image82
    Billrrrrposted 5 years ago

    Why are people uncomfortable when the temperature reaches 99 degrees? It should be the perfect temp!

    Because people's bodies have to be heated to about 99 degrees anyway, an outside temperature of 99 must then be a perfect match.  If it is already 99 outside, your inner workings shouldn't have to work as hard to maintain body temperature inside.

  2. georgialgal1984 profile image82
    georgialgal1984posted 5 years ago

    Living in Georgia, I remeber opening the door when I first moved here and thoght that I was inside a oven. It was a heat that I had never felt. I don't enjoy the heat when you are just sweating and then the flies and mosquitos start to bother you. That is the worst! Lol..... Hope you have a wonderful weekend~

    1. Billrrrr profile image82
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think I would not mind the heat too much; but I am with you on the heat and the flies.  Yuck.  I hate them.

  3. jericho911 profile image88
    jericho911posted 5 years ago

    Well for me, I umpire baseball in the spring and summer. 99 degrees is AWFUL when you are lugging around all the gear and covered with layers of clothing. LOL

    1. Ciel Clark profile image80
      Ciel Clarkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I recommend an ice pack vest.

    2. Billrrrr profile image82
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that 99 is way too hot.  I just wondered why it is too hot since it matches our inside temperature.

  4. junkseller profile image83
    junksellerposted 5 years ago

    Our 'furnace' doesn't run only to maintain body temp. To some extent it is always on. It's like a house in the middle of summer with the furnace running. With temperatures equalized there can be no thermal transfer at all and the only way we can dump heat is via convection (fluid (air) movement over a body) or evaporation. Add in still air and very high humidity and we have no way at all to dump heat.

    That's why most people are comfortable usually when the temperature is in the 70s or so. That seems to be the ideal temperature differential so that our bodies can dump excess heat via thermal transfer, without needing to rely on sweating (evaporation), and without having to fight too hard to keep any in.

    I lived in a tent for 18 months and going into it I really thought the winters would be the worst part. It wasn't. It happened to be almost a wetland so it was always very humid and had very dense vegetation which made for very still air. Needless to say, the summers were brutal. In those scenarios there's just not much our bodies can do to keep us from cooking ourselves.

    1. Billrrrr profile image82
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for explaining this.  Great answer.

  5. WalterPoon profile image78
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    99 degrees? You didn't say Fahrenheit or Celsius. No thanks, if it is Celsius!!! By the way, do people still use Fahrenheit? With the switch to the metric system, I thought most people now use Celsius.

    1. Billrrrr profile image82
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They tried to  make the U.S. use Centigrade and we said no.  So they repackaged it and called it Celsius and we still won't  do it.  So I guess we are an island (of 300 million people) where 99 degrees F is plenty hot enough.

    2. WalterPoon profile image78
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Billrrr, how did you arrive at 99°F as the perfect temperature? You cannot produce sperms at body temperature and that's why your testicles are hanging outside, LOL.

 
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