Skiing Canceled Because of Snow
Evidently, today is Irony Day. First, we have Mississippi State fans dropping nifty racial epithets to opposing players, knowing they will be cheering players of the exact same skin color when their team plays Kentucky tonight. And now, we have news of a men’s Olympic skiing competition being canceled because of — wait for it — snow.
Um, yeah. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the concept of heavy snowfall and how it can be a major interruption, but still. Isn’t the key ingredient for snow skiing well, snow? I guess there can be too much of a good thing.
In other news, if the skiers get cold waiting for their day in the snow (again, more irony), perhaps they can use this new method of keeping themselves warm: The heat generated from crematoriums. The Daily Mail has more:
Heat created by burning the dead at crematoria could be used to keep mourners warm under plans to make funerals more environmentally-friendly. Instead of letting the gases emitted by cremation escape into the atmosphere, councils want to use them to heat radiators or even generate electricity.
Necessity is the mother of invention, I guess.