Sunday, March 05, 2006

History of the day for March 5

In 2009, the meteorological community realizes that the concept of "wind chill" is widely used by the public but the newer term "heat index" is not. They decide to fix this by renaming the latter to the more accurate and catchy "suck factor."

2 comments:

nikki said...

There's a suck factor at my place, but it involves the washing machine, and one of every pair of socks I own.

Is there a name for that?

jiggs said...

sockus interceptus is the latin name.