If you find your home's thermostat is constantly in search of the perfect temperature, you can save time simply by moving to East Africa. That may sound drastic, but a new study shows that you are probably more comfortable than you are right now.
The study published in Royal Society Open Science reveals this The temperatures that Americans typically engage in tailoring their thermostats to the conditions in Kenya and other regions of East Africa. This is probably not a coincidence.
The study, conducted by researchers from North Carolina State University, originally sought to learn more about various organisms that live next to us in human dwellings, including pests such as insects and rodents. [1
The researchers found that the same area where temperatures ranged from 40 degrees Fahrenheit (usually at night) and to the mid-90s, with most houses were within the margins. With a network system to average global temperatures, they adapted this area to the specific regions of the earth. Eastern Africa was high on the list.
Why exactly this seems to be the case may be discussed, but modern archaeological evidence suggests that the human race originated in Africa. Remains of human ancestors have been found throughout the eastern half of Africa, so it is hard to imagine that our species has adapted to the climate of the area.
With help, people branched out into new areas of primitive technology – raw clothes, fires, etc. – and today we have beautiful things like air conditioners and ovens to keep us as close as possible to our preferred temperatures.