Sunday, January 11, 2009
Ditch the piercings
◼ Slovenia with record low temperature -49
Slovenia registered the lowest temperatures ever. At the Bohin resort, a half frozen weatherman standing outside, reported minus 49°C.
Slovenian Media have reported recommendations of the meteorological institute of Germany, which alarms over the risks of having piercings – the metal earrings on people’s body could cause dangerous freezing.
No metal objects attached to the body should be worn, warns the media, for people who must venture outside. For everyone else, Slovenian media urges its citizens to stay in their homes. //01.10.09
◼ Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age (Pravda)
And, don't miss this one - ◼ Global Warming Contradictions: Record Snowfall in United Arab Emirates
Snow covered the Jebel Jais area for only the second time in recorded history yesterday.
So rare was the event that one lifelong resident said the local dialect had no word for it. h/t: Rides a Pale Horse