• Heatwave

    Graphic by Ey@el

    Original en français

    Imagine there's no scorcher. Imagine this heatwave is actually a cool wave. Imagine you're riding the breaker. “It's easy if you try” would sing John Lennon1.

    The Dog-star rises on the twenty-third day after the summer solstice; the influence of it is felt by both ocean, and earth, and even by many of the animals as well, as stated by us elsewhere on the appropriate occasions. No less veneration, in fact, is paid to this star, than to those that are consecrated to certain gods; it kindles the flames of the sun, and is one great source of the heats of summer.

    ~ Pliny the Elder, Natural History

    Did you know French is the only language that refers to the heatwave by its Latin name canicula (Canicule) which means “little dog” as a reference to Sirius, the Dog Star from the Greater Dog constellation (Canis Major)? Unlike what some may think, it bears absolutely no relevance to being horny. Rather, it's all related to the astronomical position of this star which rises and sets at the same time as the sun from 24th July to 24th August. It's therefore somehow uncommon to have such a heatwave occurring by the end of June—could it be the gods have been playing their HAARP2 again?

    Ey@el

    Endnotes

    1. "Imagine", John Lennon (1971).
    2. The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The most prominent instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high-power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. In truth, it's more than likely that this technology would enable tampering with weather conditions and thus mentally controlling people, which is, of course, consummate heresy according to Wikipedia (and who does control Wikipedia by the way?).
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