September 24, 2015
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Sep 24 17:55:39 2015 (RqRa5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Sep 24 20:05:19 2015 (+rSRq)
Like Pete, I wasn't certain about the hottest part of the Earth. I have this vague memory of reading that some parts of the mantle can be hotter than the core.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Sep 24 20:31:56 2015 (PiXy!)
Posted by: Ben at Thu Sep 24 22:00:16 2015 (S4UJw)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Sep 24 23:26:08 2015 (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thu Sep 24 23:37:52 2015 (PiXy!)
In case of water though, this whole thing has a noticeable practical effect: the pressure cooker. After pressure cookers became widely established as a technology, some of the people living in the mountains quickly figured out that a pressure cooker may be used not only raise the boiling point above normal, but also to raise it from Denver to Los Angeles point if you live in Denver. This lets one cook food normally and save a measurable amount of fuel.
IIRC at one point the government of Nepal or Bhutan tried to ban pressure cookers because of bomb hazard and almost caused an mass unrest. Nobody wants to go back to paying 2 times more for propane.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Sep 24 23:55:58 2015 (RqRa5)
Posted by: Wonderduck at Fri Sep 25 20:43:42 2015 (a12rG)
Posted by: ams at Mon Sep 28 20:33:07 2015 (GtPd7)
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