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Boiling water at mountain Everest [Experiment]
posted May 16 2013 20:26.05 by Giorgos Lazaridis




I love mountains and i always grab a chance to spend my vacations on one if possible. One day me and my friend were boiling lentils for dinner, when we noticed that it was very hard to soften the lentils. It took an age to prepare this food. I thought that it was the altitude that caused this problem. The higher the altitude, the lower the atmospheric pressure, the lower the pressure, the lower the temperature that water boils, the lower the boiling temperature, the harder to prepare lentils...

But after a few calculations i realized that at 1300 meters above sea level, the boiling temperature falls a couple of degrees.

But on mountain Everest its a whole other story. At 5360 meters, the boiling temperature falls bellow 80 degrees! The following video is both educative and breath taking!



[Link: periodicvideos]
 
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