Dylan Bennet Klebold, meanwhile, grew up in a house without guns—even toy guns.
"Tom was adamant," said Randy DeHoff, a former neighbor, who recalls Klebold saying "We don’t need guns in the house; we’re not going to play with them."
But by grade school, Dylan was already an ace at Nintendo’s Iron Tank, “a war game all about shooting people,” recalled Kevin Hofstra, a childhood friend. Later, Dylan would make videos of explosions.
The Klebolds had tried to guard against this fascination: When Dylan and a friend brought home violent movies in 4th grade, it prompted a “big conversation,” recalled Judy Brown, the other boy’s mother.
Dylan Klebold’s mother, Susan Frances Klebold, was the granddaughter of a Columbus, Ohio, builder and philanthropist, Leo Yassenoff, whose name adorns the local Jewish Community Center. Susan, a talented artist, grew up with an older sister and younger brother in a sumptuous house in Columbus’ Bexley neighborhood.
While studying art at Ohio State University, Susan met Thomas Ernest Klebold, a sculptor from Toledo, who later became a geophysicist.
Tom and Sue married in 1971 and soon settled in the Denver suburbs, where Dylan was born. The boys attended confirmation classes at a Lutheran church and observed Jewish rituals at home.
After the shooting, Mrs. Klebold told her hairdresser that the killer depicted in news reports was not the Dylan she knew. More recently, in letters to the families of their son’s victims, the Klebolds attributed the murderous rampage to “a moment of madness.”
The week after the shooting, Tom Klebold was filled with rage.
"He was angry about being detained at his home when he wanted to go intervene at the high school," said Edgar Berg, a former colleague. "He was angry about the availability of guns. He was angry about the access to weird images and videos. He was angry because he’d lost what he described as his best friend."
This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.
Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.
Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.
Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms
Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?
- mary turns blood into vodka (origin of the bloody mary)
- jesus curses a fig tree to death because it doesnt have any figs
- elijah summons bears from the woods to murder over 40 children for calling him a baldhead
- antioch makes too much ash
The mental image of our Lord Jesu smiting a tree for displeasing him is most satisfying to me