Meat Thermometer for checking for a Fever

Meat Thermometer for checking for a Fever

A minor bit of a departure from the usual cutlery posts today. Things are a little scary out there right now. And due to bulk buying and hoarding the price of human thermometers has gone sky high. And the availability isn’t great either. So here’s a viable alternative: Using a meat thermometer to check if you have a fever.

The Habor 022 Meat Thermometer has a 4-6 second ultra fast response time with accuracy of ±1℃. The temperature range is -58℉ to 572℉. Be warned that it’s not waterproof so don’t immerse the whole thing in water, just the probe is safe.

To measure underarm temperature:

  1. Check that the thermometer is on.
  2. Lightly press the tip of the thermometer into the center of the armpit.
  3. Hold your arm, or your child’s arm, close against the body so the thermometer stays in place.
  4. Wait for the thermometer to take its reading. This will take about a minute.
  5. Read the temperature.
  6. Clean the thermometer and store for its next use.
Age range (years)Normal temperature range for underarm temperatureTemperature considered fever
0–294.5–99°F (34.7–37.2°C)99.1°F+ (37.3°C+)
3–1096.6–98.0°F (35.9–36.7°C)98.1°F+ (36.7°C+)
11–6595.3–98.4°F (35.2–36.9°C)98.5°F+ (36.9°C+)
65+96.0–97.4°F (35.6–36.3°C)97.5°F+ (36.4°C+)

The above instructions and temp ranges are taken from Healthline.com

We’ll get through this, just stay calm and love each other.

Habor 022 Instant Read Thermometer from Amazon

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David Mellor, Cutlery, the Man and the Company

David Mellor, Cutlery, the Man and the Company

Everyone around here knows we worship David Mellor who is the Eric Clapton of cutlery. And we have to mention Corin Mellor his son who has kept his father’s work alive.

ArchitecturalDigest.com has a great story on David and Corin’s work and the shops in London that I forgot to visit last time I was there. Dammit!

For those unaware I quote the article:

David Mellor, the man and the company, created handmade silver and stainless-steel flatware that an obituary described as embodiments of “voluptuous simplicity.” 

Check out the article at ArchitecturalDigest.com

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When is a spoon not just a spoon?

When is a spoon not just a spoon?

We’ve written about this before but it is worth revisiting.

Many young British girls (usually 15 or 16) are being sent to South Asia to arranged marriages, against their will. It is sometimes under pretense of  going on holiday with family and they have no way of escaping their escorts and getting help. Sometimes the airport is their last chance in Britain to get help.

So Karma Nirvana charity came up with the genius idea of a spoon in their underwear.  ‘If they don’t know exactly when it may happen or if it’s going to happen, we advise them to put a spoon in their underwear,’ said Natasha Rattu, Karma Nirvana’s operations manager.

When the spoon sets off an alarm, ‘they will be taken to a safe space where they have that one last opportunity to disclose they’re being forced to marry,’ Rattu told AFP.

But here’s an important update from an informed user on Reddit:

VERY IMPORTANT; I HAVE WORKED AIRPORT SECURITY AT THE METAL DETECTOR FOR FOUR YEARS AND THIS IS MY ADVICE IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU.

The spoon in your trousers trick is possible but it has to be a LARGE spoon. A dessert spoon can be missed by a metal detector as they are not perfect.

Walk SLOWLY through the metal detector, this will also alert the officer at the detector that something might be wrong. Try to communicate with the officer; mouthing, whisper, act dumb or like it’s your first time so they come close to you to assist you, eyecontact HARD. You can only walk one at a time if you can walk by yourself.

For the metal detector to notice, put something large or very solid metal in your pants for a situation like this. Household objects for this can include: one or several LARGE spoons (can’t stress LARGE enough), wrenches, one or several mobile phones, medals (several), batteries (several) or other electronic devices like remote controls etc.

Overkill is the keyword but this is for when your at the airport and should be viewed as a desperate last resort. Show your surroundings that this is happening, friends, teachers, leave notes, forums on the internet, signal from windows and so on.

I hope this will help someone. It only takes one person to notice and react. If you know someone this might be happening to, SPEAK UP. Better to have reacted to nothing than not reacting when it’s actually happening.

You can help out at http://www.karmanirvana.org.uk/

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Spoons for Cosmetic Coloured Powders

Spoons for Cosmetic Coloured Powders

Ancient Alien Cutlery? Nope, not really.

The picture above is what it says in the title: “Spoons for Cosmetic Coloured Powders”. They are toiletry items from Egyptian civilisation, New Kingdom.

So it seems they needed some serious cutlery to scoop out all that makeup they wore back in the day. Kinda crazy but good looking design on these spoons. I think they would be great on the table for serving out spices and salt and pepper and the like.

Thanks to my sister Pam for the pic!

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