Who invented the mercury-in-glass thermometer?

Galileo Galilei
Anders Celsius
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
William Kelvin
Daniel Gabriel Fahren­heit was a German physi­cist, en­gi­neer, and glass blower who is best known for in­vent­ing the mer­cury-in-­glass ther­mome­ter (1714), and for de­vel­op­ing a tem­per­a­ture scale now named after him

Answers distribution

Galileo Galilei
Anders Celsius
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
William Kelvin
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Gender

men30%
women33%
Galileo Galilei
28%
22%
Anders Celsius
27%
30%
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
30%
33%
William Kelvin
13%
13%

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Author: Paweł Kołodziejczyk
Illustration: Ray Bodden
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