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> ... while 68 and 86 are reversed.

Just had a flashback - my mum giving me a comparably helpful mnemonic about four decades ago: 16 (c) ~= 61 (f).

That, along with human body temperature (38C ~= 98F) have stuck, and between them I can guesstimate most numbers in between on the foreign (F) scale.




37°C (not 38): 37 is a prime, and a centered hexagonal number, if you need some facts to hang your memory on. It's only approximate (same for °F where 98.6 is now seen as "normal"). "Normal" temperature depends on where on the body you measure anyway.




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