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South Africa Grade Scale

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nkane · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 90

I came to an important realization today. The South Africa grade scale maps exactly on to the Celsius temperature scale. Furthermore, you can express both values in terms of clothing:

0:  Big puffy. Only fun if you're mountaineering.

12-17: you can wear a light jacket

19-23: pleasantly moderate; long pants and sleeves ok

24-30: Definitely t-shirts, shorts, and knee pads

30+: shirt off for power!

Next week I'll find out if this works as well in practice as it does in theory!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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