British Scientists recently announced that the Earth's core, a bubbling mass of molten iron, burns along at 9,930 degrees Fahrenheit. That's pretty hot. However, scientists estimate the melting
temperature of iron under such extreme pressure as found at the core of the earth is actually 11,730 F. The 1,800 degrees difference has been attributed to various impurities found in the core. But
what impurities are at the Earth's core that could account for 1,800 degrees?
We thought you'd never ask.
|Impurity at Earth's Core||Change in Degrees|
|706 copies of the Tom Arnold comedy "Carpool" on VHS.
|37 pairs of fuzzy handcuffs.
|203 badly-shaved poodles.
|42 hours of the 80's TV show "Small Wonder"
|The 1962 Mets
|189 copies of William Shatner singing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
|A poster of Erik Estrada.
|4,123 pounds of Velveeta