If you constantly adjust your home's thermostat to find the ideal temperature, you may be able to save time by simply moving to East Africa. It may sound radical, but a new study reveals that you would probably be a lot more comfortable than you are right now.
The research, published in Royal Society Open Science, reveals that temperatures generally attracted by Americans when setting their thermostats closely match the conditions prevailing in Kenya and other parts of East Africa. It's probably not just a coincidence.
The study, conducted by researchers at North Carolina State University, originally aimed to learn about various organisms that live in human habitations by our side, including parasites such as insects and rodents .
However, during the process of monitoring dozens of homes across the United States, researchers began to compare mean temperatures and temperature changes within environmental conditions in other regions of the United States. world. What they have discovered is that the conditions that humans (in America, anyway) usually offer day and night are very closely related to the outside temperatures of Kenya and other places in the same region.
The researchers found that the range of domestic temperatures fluctuated between the high of 40 degrees Fahrenheit (usually at night) and the mid-1990s, with most homes within these margins. Then, using a grid system to calculate average global temperatures, they adapted this range to specific areas of the globe. East Africa was at the top of the list.
One might argue the exact reason why this seems to be the case, but modern archaeological evidence suggests that Africa is the origin of the human race. Remains of human ancestors have been found throughout the eastern half of Africa. It is no exaggeration to imagine that our species has evolved to match the climate of this region.
Humans eventually spread to new areas using primitive technologies – rudimentary clothing, fire-making, and so on.