During a steamy, record-breaking British summer, unease – even madness – filtered through the bright sunshine. One sweltering August morning, it became too much for one man, who set off on the ten-mile walk from his Essex village to his office in the town of Braintree. He had never known temperatures like it. After each mile, he removed a piece of clothing and hurled it into the hedgerow as he passed. August 1911: A group of girls have waded into the Serpentine in London's Hyde Park to keep cool during the heatwave Hat, jacket, waistcoat, tie, shirt, trousers, all decorated the wilting hawthorn on his route. He was arrested as soon as he hit Braintree High Street, stark naked, semi-raving and certified by Braintree police as suffering from ‘heat insanity’. Then, like now, it was a summer of unprecedented heat lasting from May to September, as temperatures rocketed above 100F. This was the steamy backdrop for another big Royal … [Read more...] about How Britain adapted to an unprecedented heatwave in 1911
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The marijuana movement in North America is seemingly unstoppable at the moment. Mexico legalized medical cannabis in June 2017, 29 U.S. states have legalized marijuana in some capacity since 1996, and Canada stands on the verge of becoming the first developed country in the world to legalize adult-use cannabis by this summer. That's what I'd call a great recipe for rapid sales growth within the marijuana industry. According to cannabis research firm ArcView in partnership with BDS Analytics, North American legal weed sales grew by 33%, to $9.7 billion in 2017 and they're expected to hit approximately $47 billion annually by 2027. Growth like this is tough for investors to ignore, which is a big reason why marijuana stocks have ascended to the heavens. Image source: Getty Images. The U.S. cannabis industry is rife with risk But the cannabis industry isn't without its own unique set of risks. Within the United States, for example, cannabis is still a Schedule I drug at the federal … [Read more...] about Are Oregon’s Marijuana Woes a Precursor of What’s to Come in Canada?
Back in 2016, Bristol Post reporter and bus devotee Tristan Cork produced the ultimate guide to travelling on the buses of this fair city. But if a week is a long time in politics, then two years on the buses of Bristol is an eternity. So much has changed in that time, that the article – republished a year ago when the new Post website was created – now needs a radical overhaul. Some things have remained constant, like a comfortable pair of slippers – from the joys of a three-stop-hop to the party buses of Gloucester Road. So here, updated and unabashed, is the 39 new things all Bristol bus passengers know (with some long-standing favourites) 1. How to say goodbye and thank you to a bus driver in just 11 letters Let's start with the obvious. The one everyone knows. OK not everyone does it, but it is most certainly not a myth – as some may try to claim. If there are ten people getting off a number 48 at Cabots, at least three or four, sometimes more, of them will … [Read more...] about 39 Things all Bristol bus passengers know