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Why is it that you can go in the 110 degree weather and be fine, but if you touch something that hot it burns you?

Is it just because our sense of touch is stronger, or what?

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it is because when you touch it, all the heat is centered around the single point in your finger, face, leg, etc. while the weather is all over your body. Take a balloon, for example. if you poke it with one Nail, it will pop. but if you put it on a bed of nails, it will be perfectly fine

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Okay, that makes sense. Thanks! :)
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Really?!,!??!?
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That's very interesting. I didn't know that lol
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Kook :D
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Oops lol kool :D
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So if you lay on your stovetop, will you not get burned?
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If you touch something that is 110 degrees it doesn't burn you. Unless it is Celsius...

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this makes no sense. 110 degrees is 43 degreese celsius. which either way is still damn hot and it does burn
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Yer you are nonsense
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110 degrees Celsius is more than the boiling point of water.
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Gotta agree with AC. And I'm pretty sure his point was that is she was talking about 110 Celsius, then that would be over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which would burn you. Sticking your finger in a hot tub (100-105 degrees) isn't going to be exactly painful.
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...his point was that if she....
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You won't really get burned from things that are 110 degrees. That's just a little bit higher than a hot tub.

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I get burnt. So do most all my friends. D:
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On what?
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Just anything. I mean metals and such are obviously worse, due to how much the molecules have heated, but simple things like wood can too. It's weird.
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But how do you know they are 110 degrees?
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Haha, we're science nerds. Honestly, we run around seeing how hot objects get. ;D
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Because some items conduct heat more than other items. Metal can get very hot and dark colors also attract heat, Try standing barefoot on asphalt and concrete. The asphalt is usually much hotter than the concrete and much hotter than 110.

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Thank you :)
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The reason you get burned on asphalt on a 110 degree day is because the temperature of the road is actually much higher than 110 degrees because of the reasons you described. If the pavement itself was 110 degrees, you would not be burned.
I've got to let this go. It's driving me absolutely crazy that you all are ignoring the science behind the fact that 110 degrees is only about 10 degrees higher than your body temp!
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Yes 110 is not really that hot.
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Unless of course you have been standing in the sun for a few hours. (;
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Like I said in a comment above, for some reason it burns me and quite a few people I know.
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