Eric, is that you?
According to a story and trivia questions in Germany, Fahrenheit actually chose the lowest air temperature measured in his hometown Danzig in winter 1708/09 as 0 F, and only later had the need to be able to make this value reproducible using brine.
The third point, 96 degrees, was approximately the human body temperature, then called "blood-heat".
So Fahrenheit vs Celsius 0-100: coldest temp at Danzig, winter 1708/09 and a "blood-heat" vs freezing water and boiling water temperatures. Are you sure the first is more intuitive?
It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong. -- J.K. Galbraith