It is currently 37 ( 310K) degrees in down town Melbourne…. This heat is causing a high degree of writers block. Who can think of a witty, mature and coherent topic when the puddles of the city are 40% of the way to boiling? Questioning ones existence while pulling your sweat soaked underpants out of your butt crack seems somewhat incongruous.
Maybe I sweat therefore I am… Am I truly stuck to the leather couch, can I trust the perception of hearing the sucky noise as I pull away to fetch another stout is truly what I am hearing? Or is this just the way my mind perceives it.
How about a maths post? The difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius, and why any one would have water boiling at 32 degrees. Or the Kelvin scale and the impossibility of absolute zero, as no temperature would imply no movement, no movement would mean no mass, therefore impossible to reduce the temperature of any substance (as it has mass) to absolute zero.
Perhaps I could write a long and detailed view of the effects of sweat the function and operation of sweat glands. Or compile a list of those that don’t have them. Or the effects of Apocrine Sweat glands when coupled with a pair of bike shorts (The only contraceptive made from Lycra) the break down of the fatty material by bacteria in the particular region. (aka teenage male smell no mater how much deodorant they use they still smell) .
Or maybe a look at my personal favourite sweat gland, the Eccrine sweat glands, which pump gallons of salty, watery material all over your body, effectively cooling via loss of energy in evaporation, particularly latent heat of evaporation. It takes energy to change state, this energy input does not correspond to a change in temp, this energy is called latent heat… When changing from a liquid (sweat) to vapour (water vapour) heat energy from the skin is utilised, changes the state and as a result we feel cooler (could have fooled me) due to a reduction of heat energy.