weather department claims that temperatures only fell to +4 degrees centigrade last night. So where did that hoarfrost on the roofs come from?
Ah, Wikipedia has the answer: "Hoar frost can form in these areas even when the air temperature a few feet above ground is well above freezing."
You learn something new every day. Not all of it terribly essential. Yesterday, I learned about Piri Weepu, the captain or something of the All Blacks and his mother, Kura. This caused me some mild, childish joy, as 'piri' is colloquial Finnish for amphetamine and 'kura' means mud...
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