I had to put a degree sign on one of my FB status post when I wanted to share the weather forecast to my friends but Was baffled on how to insert it.
So invoked the power of Google and called upon the search druid.
Lo and behold! I learned something new in the land of wingdings!

For special characters Press and hold ALT and type the numerical number then release ALT. Presto! Your special symbol magically appears!

To insert the degree sign;
ALT + 0176