The answer may not be as simple as you might think. We feel temperature based on the impact of an item on our skin. Even if an object is the same temperature as another object it’s being compared to, it may feel hotter or colder because of how it is structured on a molecular level. Objects that are conductors, such as metal or water, may feel hotter than a newspaper or rubber. So in essence, we aren’t really feeling the actual temperature of an item – we are feeling its impact on our skin. For more details, watch this very interesting video by Minute Physics.