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Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Thrift Store Irony
From: <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:38:51 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     Oddly, I don't use any, despite the fact that I have vitiligo (no skin 
pigmentation) over most of my body.  I did use a PAB 15 when I first moved 
here, but over the years I found that I didn't need any at all, though I do 
keep some around.  My primary defense is a wide-brimmed straw hat.

     We've had many demonstrations here of frying eggs on concrete and asphalt 

     That causes me to mention something that people in more moderate climes 
aren't aware of.  There is a temperature limit beyond which many biological 
macromolecules begin to weaken and come apart.  That temperature is known to be 
around 165F.  There are some plants and animals that can survive beyond this, 
the result of a virus that performs a lateral transfer into DNA strings.  It 
was first found around Yellowstone NP, and later found around the subsea 
volcanic region off the coast of Oregon.


     Out here, if you should pass out and fall down during the summer you could 
very likely never get up again, due to the surface temperature of some 
pavements exceeding the 165F mark.

>Which grade of sun screen lotion do you use for 114F out in the sun ? 
>Back in June 1971 walking on the Corniche in Beirut I recall being told 
>that the surface temperature was enough to fry an egg.
>>  It was 114F in the south of France today, the highest ever recorded 
>>for the country. It is of concern that the hottest time of year there 
>>is usually August.
>>  It was 112F here today.


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