Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stewed in warmed melted butter

'The heat was so extreme as the ship sailed towards Rio de Janeiro in February 1832 that Darwin slept naked on the mahogany dissecting table at night. Even then he complained that he felt as if he were being stewed in warmed melted butter'
from Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott

Another way to express the sensation of feeling really hot here (NSFW: coarse language):

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