@shahnm Looks like some troublesome claymation llamas not enjoying their feed and about to ransack the farmer’s grocery delivery. But you should check out Shawn the Sheep the Farmer’s Llamas for yourself. It’s worth watching IMO.
If there was a weird delicious-looking red substance in your thermometer then it was not a mercury thermometer. Do people grow up these days without ever seeing mercury? Also, although glass sounds like a terrible idea those old thermometers were tough.
I’d kind of like one of these cool new thermometers but I can’t justify it because I take my temperature so rarely.
@Pamela@ravenblack I’m glad someone is throwing down some science on this misinformation. Mercury is silver, although if you’re talking about the planet, it’s the shiny dot brighter than the stars you see right after the sun sets…
@cinoclav I don’t think so, although if my Dr. had used one before switching to digital I probably wouldn’t have noticed. I’ve never owned one like that. Thermometers aren’t the kind of thing that needs to be replaced often. I eventually went from mercury to digital because digital seemed cool and didn’t cost much.
I’m old. I don’t trust the new-fangled ones. I have several of the mercury thermometers. Didn’t you ever play with mercury when you were kids? All of my peers did. Lots of fun to roll those little balls around.
@pooflady I remember, about 50 years ago, the dentist would put a blob of mercury on a white glass tray for his younger patients to play with while he mixed up the stuff to fill their cavities.
God I’m old.
Had to buy after watching the exciting video explaining the fever strips. I’m pretty sure this is the guy who tried to sell me Vigara yesterday. And activated my cell phone service…and my cable service. he calls often offering a variety of wonderfully worthwhile products. FML.
I went looking for an old-fashioned non-digital thermometer a year or so ago. I figured, why pay $15 bucks for something that needs to have its batteries replaced? I’ll get a non-digital one for a couple of bucks.
I don’t think they exist any more. At least, I couldn’t find them.
I just got mine today, incidentally I’m not feeling well today (thanks to these, I know that I don’t have a fever!). However, for giggles I took the temperature of my leg, the little screen went green and said 85.5 or something. THAT’S NOT GREEN! I’d be DEAD (and probably decomposing) if my actual temperature was 85.5