Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crikey has an interesting piece on how we dealt with heatwaves in the past, and how newspapers in the 1930s reported city-melting temperatures. It's always fascinating to see how different the style of writing was back then, but an excerpt that Crikey dug up from The Courier Mail, during the height of a March, 1934 eyeball searer, also contains a report of what sounds like an impressive meteor strike :