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Daniel Fahrenheit did not use the freezing point of water as a basis for developing his scale. He called the temperature of an ice/salt/water mixture 'zero degrees', ...

https://www.livescience.com/39916-fahrenheit.html

Sep 24, 2013 ... ... in the United States. It sets the freezing point of water at 32 and the boiling point at 212. ... In the Fahrenheit scale, water boils at 212 degrees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit

The Fahrenheit scale is a temperature scale based on one proposed in 1724 by physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736). It uses the degree Fahrenheit ( symbol: °F) as the unit. Several accounts of how he originally defined his scale exist. The lower defining point, 0 °F, was established as the freezing temperature of ... On the Fahrenheit scale, the freezing point of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit  ...

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/at-what-temperature-does-water-freeze-1120813/

Nov 30, 2011 ... We've all been taught that water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, 0 degrees Celsius, 273.15 Kelvin. That's not always the case, though.

https://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Fahrenheit-scale-use-32-degrees-as-freezing-level-for-water

Mar 23, 2016 ... On this scale, the freezing point of pure water happens to occur at 32 (and the boiling point at 212). The Celsius scale has more convenient values for these phase ...

Everybody knows 0 degrees on the Celsius scale is the freezing point of water and 100 degrees is the boiling point. On the Fahrenheit scale, however, freezing is ...

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/52561.html

Nov 20, 1998 ... Daniel Fahrenheit did not choose 32 degrees as the freezing point of water, nor did he choose 212 degrees as the boiling point of water.