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11. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Venus certainly is weird. A Venusian day lasts longer than a venusian year.

12. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Maybe we could call Venus unique... ;)

13. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Did you know...
that it snowed in Sri Lanka yesterday?! (There was a thin sheet of snow in Nuwara Eliya)

14. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Uranus rotates on a horizontal axis, which means that it effectively "rolls" around the sun - it is the only planet to do this.

15. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Did you know . . . that the removal of President Rolandas Paksas from office by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania was the first successful case of impeachment of a head of state in the history of Europe?

16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Did you know..
That the highest recorded temperature ever in Iceland was 30.5 degrees C on June 22, 1939 in Teigarhorn.

17. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Did you know...
That the biggest temperatures change in a short time was 27 degrees Celsius in 2 minutes!! From -20 to +7 in Spearfish, South Dakota.
There must be TP members from that region...how the h*ll is this possible?

By the way, if someone is interested in more useless weather stuff, I'll be happy to share them with you....

18. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Did you know...
That the biggest temperatures change in a short time was 27 degrees Celsius in 2 minutes!! From -20 to +7 in Spearfish, South Dakota.
There must be TP members from that region...how the h*ll is this possible?

By the way, if someone is interested in more useless weather stuff, I'll be happy to share them with you....

I know what weather info you can share....find out the reason for that crazy temperature change! I'm dying to know.

19. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Well, I have my own theory.
Because South Dakota is on the edge/line of cold polar air and warmer southern winds I guess the wind changed abruptly or the line just changed for several kilometers.

Also in Montana there was a temperature change of 56 degrees in 24 hours, from +7 to -49.

20. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Well, I have my own theory.
Because South Dakota is on the edge/line of cold polar air and warmer southern winds I guess the wind changed abruptly or the line just changed for several kilometers.

Also in Montana there was a temperature change of 56 degrees in 24 hours, from +7 to -49.

Utrecht is pretty spot on with his theory. South Dakota is one of the plains states and in the center (east to west) of the country. Warm moist air swept up from the Gulf of Mexico, pushing the cold front farther north and east. More often the reverse situation will happen - a "polar express" pushing a warm front further south and dropping temps like a rock over a short period of time. I would also bet there was an El Nino that year - not unlike the one were experience now. (Record high temps all across the upper midwest and east coast.)

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Not sure if this one is true or not, but it sounds good...

Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.