In case this was still in question.....

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  1. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=525533

    Um....right.

    Anyway, have a nice summer and wear your sunscreen.
     
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  3. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Yep. That was when Air Conditioning was invented.:D:cool: Give or take a decade...

    In the early 19th century Michael Faraday discovered that by compressing and liquifying certain gases, he could lower the temperature of the surrounding air.

    In the 1840's Dr. John Gorrie used Faraday's idea of compression to produce ice which he used to cool down malaria patients. He thought it he could use the same technology to cool buildings. It didn't pan out.:(

    In 1902, Willis Carrier (like the A/C brand) invented the first electric air conditioner.:cool:

    So there you have it. We didn't move indoors until we had reliable air conditioning--one hundred and six years ago. :rolleyes::p
     
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    Yeah, and before that the serfs died in their 30's. Without a doubt, some from skin cancer, especially when the melanoma spreads to other parts of the body, which it is wont to do. :mad:

    What was his point again?? :rolleyes:

    Oh, and the Canadian Cancer Society will take their money, but will never allow them be a sponsor.
     
  5. Abstract thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Us Canadians lived in the forests and igloos until 120 years ago.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Last week for me.

    Good to get out, and stretch my long legs.
     

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