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Gabriel Fahrenheit, a German physicist, created the Fahrenheit temperature scale in 1714. It is a temperature scale based upon water at sea level having a freezing temperature of 32 degrees F and a boiling point of 212 degrees F. This form of temperature measurement is common in the United States.
Celsius is a temperature scale where the freezing point of water at sea level is set at 0 degrees C and has a boiling point of 100 degrees C. This form of measurement is most commonly used in countries which observe the metric system of measurement.