Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Ok, maybe the title is a bit misleading, but this is something I've been wondering about forever. I would have put it in H/A, but it might qualify as Discourse. :|
Anyway, I don't understand how it is possible for humans to survive in temperatures hotter than our core body temperatures (around 37C or 100F). As far as I know we have many ways of heating ourselves (putting warm clothes on, burning fat, etcetera), but very few of cooling ourselves outdoors on 40C days. I may be wrong, but I thought that sweat only cooled us because the cooler air exchanges heat with our skin when the sweat evaporates. If the air is warmer than our skin, then I would think this effect would disappear.
So educate me D&D - how is it possible for humans to survive in temperatures higher than our internal body temperatures? Is it even possible indefinitely?