Archive for February, 2008

Fun fact of the day

The Beaufort scale was developed almost exactly 200 years ago by Sir Francis Beaufort, an English admiral. According to the Beaufort scale, wind speeds of around 60 km/h are counted as wind strength 7-8 (“moderate to fresh gale”): “Whole trees in motion. Effort needed to walk against the wind” to “Twigs broken from trees. Cars veer on road.”

I’ve been living with fresh gales for several days now. As long as I can pretend the squeaking and rattling of my windows is really sails and planks, I feel totally nautical.


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