What is it about the weather that we find so interesting? Some people certainly find it more fascinating than others. So if you or someone you know loves nothing more than to state the obvious about what the weather outside is like today, we’ve got the perfect gift.
This hanging Galileo thermometer will have them basking in their nerdiness as they watch these seven glass temperature spheres change with the weather.
Before you get carried away singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of your voice, an interesting bit of trivia is that the thermometer wasn’t actually made by Galileo himself. Nonetheless, this ingenious device is based on principles founded by the famous Italian physicist – that the density of liquid changes in proportion to its temperature. Try to resist feeling smug when you share that with your friends. We dare you.
This colourful 46cm thermometer is precisely calibrated so you can track the temperature in Fahrenheit indoors and out. Just look at the medallion on the lowest sphere at the top of the thermometer, and if you really want to geek out check it against the forecast! A beautiful design made with hand blown glass, it’s a great gift for the garden.