Yes, You Can Use a Meat Thermometer to Take Your Temperature

With coronavirus fears in full effect, chances are you're hyper-aware of feeling feverish these days. But what if you don't have a thermometer at home in your bathroom? No sweat: According to Lifehacker, you can take your temp using the meat thermometer in your kitchen. "Meat thermometers work as well on human mouths as they do on roasts and steaks," they say. "Sanitize the probe with alcohol, tuck it firmly under your tongue, tightly close your lips, and wait for the numbers to stop changing." Digital meat thermometers are much better than an old-school dial thermometer--but if you only have the latter, it can still give you a good sense of how feverish you are, provided it can "measure temperatures in the 100ºF range with single-degree accuracy." And if you don't even have a meat thermometer, it might be worth the investment right now: They're only about $15, they're much easier to find these days than a medical thermometer, and they'll be useful in your kitchen for years to come. Read it here