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A cricket as a thermometer

Believe it or not, but based on the number of chirps per minute, a Snowy Tree Cricket (Oecanthus fultoni) can tell you how hot or cold it is.

The underlying fundamental equation was formulated by professor of physics Amos Emerson Dolbear (1837-1910) of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts (USA) and published in 1897 in an article called "The Cricket as a Thermometer."

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