Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Power of Archive


This is pretty amazing! I googled "heat insanity" today, since it's 99 degrees and I feel as though I am melting, and I got this headline:

HEAT CAUSES INSANITY.; Serious Results of Continues High Temperatures in Rhode Island.

It's a New York Times article, I think to myself, it's got to be reliable. Then I look at the date to see if it's outdated...Guess what that date was?



August 2, 1898, Wednesday

Holy crap...I never expected that!

3 comments:

Talisman said...

Wow, that's totally cool. Well not cool because people were off'ing themselves because it was so hot but cool that a google search can bring up old newspaper stuff like that.

Stay cool!

Talisman said...

(did you like how I managed to use the word cool 4 times in that comment. I'm going for subliminal messages right now to help you stay cool. Or maybe it'll have the opposite impact but either way I can try.)

Amelia's moms said...

Let's talk insanity. Here in lovely Seattle it has been in the 40s or 50s every day. Yesterday I took the children to a local farmer's market, pulling them in the red wagon. Both had tshirts, sweaters, and coats on, and I packed winter hats for the walk back. We had a great time, but I saw at least 6 people at the farmer's market actually wearing mittens while shopping. So take your heat insanity and.....never mind!