….”Forget butter with your popcorn: How about a steak st the movie theatre?”…”Apple, Google, increasingly part of your car’s infotainment system”…”In Hong Kong pets also wear fitness trackers”….
A few headlines of the day that some might quip shriek—are you kidding me?!?!
Where’s the beef? Infotainment!–what about all eyes on the road? Walkies—pick up the pace!
It’s World Meteorological Day!
1. The words “meteor” and “meteorological” come from a Greek word meaning “raised” or “lofty”.
2. We have used both words since the 16th century for lumps of rock hitting us from the sky or the science relating to the atmosphere.
3. The hottest natural temperature recorded on Earth was 59C in Libya in 1922.
4. The fastest wind speed ever recorded was 301mph in Oklahoma City, USA in 1999.
5. Thales of Miletus, a Greek philosopher over 200 years before Aristotle, thought that weather was caused by the movement of stars and planets.
6. The first treatise on meteorology was written by Aristotle in 340BC.
7. The first daily weather forecast in the UK was begun by Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy in 1861.
8. According to Darwin, the sailors on HMS Beagle believed that strong winds were caused by someone on shore keeping a cat shut up.
9. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has three more snow references than The Winter’s Tale.
10. “It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is of the weather,” (Samuel Johnson). -TheExpress.UK
Thrilling Thriving Thursday sings—-Cheers to a phenomenal day!