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NF-Sweerts boy

Brrrr: January in Northern Minnesota.

Posted on 2011.01.21 at 12:50


mechtild at 2011-01-21 22:31 (UTC) (Link)
Hi! Made it to the library, post office and grocery store and back just fine. It's still not windy so coats, mittens and scarves were more than adequate.

Hmmm... 200 miles an hour? That's twice hurricane force. Well, to be honest, all I know about the daily lives of penguins comes from watching "Happy Feet". I realise Penguins don't sing pop songs and tap dance, but I remember the part about the dads all standing as closely together as possible, rotating, taking turns on the outside, so that they (and the eggs) could survive the cold. But 200 mile an hour winds.... Out of curiosity I just looked up hurricane classifications. A class 5 hurricane, the worst there is, must have winds of 155 or more. But at that force, trees, shrubs, even small buildings are blown down or away, glass shattered and trailer homes demolished. How could anything, including penguins, stay put in such a gale? Maybe because they're relatively low to the ground and standing in massive groups?
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