However hot this summer gets, it won't beat what you're about to see.
Some 230 years ago, three London gentlemen walked into a room with a few eggs, a steak and a dog, and then cranked up the heat. Their goal? To find out how much heat a body could stand. The fabulous animator Lev Yilmaz, author of the comic series Tales of Mere Existence, takes the story from here:
If Lev's story has you curious, check out our radio version of this experiment. Biologist Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World, takes us deeper into the science of how sweat kept these men from collapsing at a temperature higher than the boiling point of water. (P.S. The dog was fine, too.)
- Episode 1: It's All About Carbon
- Summer Sun Without The Burns And Bug Bites
- Trees Do Their Best Work with Thermostats at 70
- The Crow Paradox
- See More Videos And Comics By Lev Yilmaz From His Series "Tales of Mere Existence"
- Read The Original 230-Year-Old Article About This Experiment
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