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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
Kirt [kert] – proper noun: RF Cafe webmaster.
Now That's Cold!
The coldest spot on Earth is at the Vostok Ice Station in
Antartica, where in 1989 the temperature was measured to be -128.6 F (-89.2 C). At that temperature, water would
freeze before hitting the ground when poured from table height. To the other extreme, a high temperature of +136 F
(57.8 C) was recorded in El Azizia, Libya, in 1922. At an altitude of 50 miles above the two equators, temps of
-220 F (-140 C) are common. In the Earth's inner core, temps can reach +13,000 F (7,200 C), which is hotter that
the surface of the sun.