Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 16

Super Hot

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 09, 2008 on The History Channel
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Explore the world of extreme temperatures.
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      • In 1980 and Atlanta, George hospital admitted a man with a record high body temperature of 115.7 degrees Fahrenheit. After 24 days of recovery, he was released.

      • In 1995 a tokamak at Princeton University produced a world record plasma of over 900 million degrees Fahrenheit – for half a second. That's over 30 times the temperature of the Sun's inner core.

      • At approximately 6200 degrees Fahrenheit tungsten holds the record for highest melting point of any element at atmospheric pressure.

      • One large aircraft brake can absorb enough energy to stop 160 cars, each weighing 3000 pounds and traveling 70 miles per hour.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: The super hot is all around us, where we work, in our homes, beneath out feet. It's electrifying, it built or civilization and may some day power it as well. We're cranking the thermostat way up. Now it's the untold story of the Super Hot, on Modern Marvels.

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