Thursday, November 14, 2013


Before a storm, animals and insects become nervous, often irritated, sometimes even vicious. 


Flies bite, fishes become bold, birds dress their feathers and quarrel with one another;  horses get quick-tempered.

Lowering storm pressure releases gases and odors that stimulate animal sensitivity;  dogs become nervous and alert.  It is natural, then, to presume that humans might also react to pre-storm weather. 

Quite so:  Rising humidity and lowering pressure affect us both physically and mentally, but so mildly that only slightly nervous reactions are produced.

TextEric Sloane's Book Of Storms -- Hurricanes, Twisters & Squalls.

PhotographsGeorg Paul Neumann, The German Air Force In The Great War (Website).

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