Records hold a fascination for us. We know that the highest mountain is Mount Everest, the longest river is the Nile ( with the Amazon coming a close second!). Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, so far, with today set to make another record. As a child, my sister and I had a thermometer in the garden (it was Dad's idea) and we would record the temperatures each day. We would use Fahrenheit. Do you know what unit of measurement is now universally used for weather?
If you are indoors out of the sun, you could find out some more fascinating records.