Friday, August 22, 2008

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

Week 10 back in Ireland, not much has happened, lots of rain, it never stops. Saw Andrew Weatherall at the South West festival in Skib, i never imagined i'd hear anything like this, but there you go!

andrew weatherall

It occurred to me last week with all the flooding, it was biblical, we've had 7 good years or there abouts, it now time for the 7 years of bad times, to follow the recession we have massive floods, which reminded me in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, when they built their burial chambers for the dead kings, before secret chamber there was a big storm drain, it appears the Egyptians knew very few hundred years there are flash floods in the desert, so on top of building secret chambers to prevent grave robbers, they had storm drains

The drains were tested in 1947 with a massive downpour that lasted 15 minutes
When it was over, several animals had been killed, scores of homes had been destroyed, and hundreds more were damaged.

In a letter to his mother in October 1918, Howard Carter wrote: “For three successive Octobers we have had heavy downpours, and this time a peculiar phenomenon occurred.
While we were as dry as a bone, the larger valleys suddenly became seething rivers….The Valley of the Tombs of the Kings, joined by the Great Western valley, in a few moments became little short of mountain rivers…the torrent cutting out wide furows [sic] in the valley bed and rolling before it stones some two feet in diameter—natives returning home with their animals were unable to ford it, and thus were cut off from their homes.”

So the drains worked too

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