It’s time for the third instalment of Nest Digest.
In this segment I share stories that have made front page news of Danish newspapers and then question their relevance along with my sanity.
Unlike the previous stories that focused on bad news, this one is actually sunny and shiny. Literally. Behold:
Translation: The hottest day in 6 months
See, at first glance this is a nice piece of positive news. Why not let people know when something unexpected like this happens! The hottest day in six whole months! Wow, quite an achievement.
Then I got to thinking, which is something I like to do every now and then, if there’s nothing good on TV. What I came up with is this: six months ago we were in the middle of November. Digging further into this web of puzzles I concluded that in between the middle of November and the middle of April lies a season called winter, aka the coldest season of the year.
“Could it be that mid-April having the first hot day of the period from mid-November is pretty much exactly what one would expect on any given year?” I asked the mouse pad on my desk. No answer was forthcoming. That’s when I employed an advanced journalistic research technique called “Googling it”.
After what felt like whole seconds, I managed to find this graph of Copenhagen average monthly temperatures from Weather.com:
An observant reader will notice that April is, on average, hotter than any other month that lies between November and March.
I don’t mean to keep picking on MetroXpress, but for fuck’s sake, guys. Did you really just use up most of your front page to bring us the shocking news that seasons are functioning the way they are supposed to?
Whatever. I guess I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow’s front page article, titled “The first Wednesday of this week is here at last!”
14 thoughts on “Nest Digest: “Hot Days””
It stands to reason then, that in July the newspaper can report that it is the hottest day in eleven months. Again, the fact that the reports of the seasons behaving exactly as they should (i.e. and as they always have) is not something I would have been able to find any humor in, yet you have done it. I wish I could train my brain that way
Humour is all around. That’s gonna be my new motto 😉 Thanks for stopping by as always!
Ha ha ha, I love your newspaper! Front page!! I’m so glad you were able to use your incredible powers of deduction to figure this one out.
Now, I must go to bed for the first time since last night.
I have my moments of adequacy, indeed! I am already on Wednesday…my powers of prediction are uncanny.
What if tomorrow is hotter?! Then what?? Will they retract their previous statement. Will they ignore it?
I think I’m questioning my sanity too… But, to be honest, I do that on a daily basis anyway.
Whoa whoa whoa…what?! Tomorrow even hotter?! Come on now, let’s keep things realistic – what are the odds of the temperature INCREASING as we get closed to the summer.
I also like to ask sanity questions, but it very rarely answers!
Clearly, a slow news day. But I think you are suggesting that’s the case every day in Denmark?
More or less, with occasional exceptions!
So that’s where British meteorologists go to study! Was wondering… Though at the moment they only dare ‘forecast’ what has been. Clearly, they need a dictionary, too. 😉
Well, forecasting the past is the most accurate form of forecasting 😉
I have often noticed that winter is indeed cold and summer, if not exactly a tropical paradise here in Michigan, compared to winter it is relatively hot.
We should be writing for a newspaper, you and I. Our observational skills are going to waste!
You raise a valid point. As for the woman in the photo, I hope that’s a cup of water in her hand. Otherwise it looks like she was caught on camera wiping her nose. Just the shot I’d want of me in the paper…
Ha, well spotted! Although yes, I do believe it’s a cup, luckily for her.