Randall Munroe is the author of best-selling (and great gift idea) books like Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words and our favorite, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, who has just recently come up with a creative way to resolve the decades-old debate on which is the better temperature scale: Fahrenheit or Celsius. Munroe presented his solution at xkcd:

The symbol for degrees Felsius is an average of the Euro symbol (€) and the Greek lunate epsilon (ε).

Now, that's the kind of practical genius that we just cannot ignore, so to help facilitate the worldwide adoption of the new Felsius temperature scale, we've built the following tool to convert either degrees Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius into the new degrees Felsius. If you're accessing this article on a site that republishes our RSS news feed, please click here to access a working version of the tool on our site.

Temperature Data
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Temperature
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Temperature Conversion Results
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The Temperature in Degrees Felsius

Take that, Lord Kelvin!