13 August 2008

Note to John Fogerty

John Fogerty has been asking for years "And I wonder, still I wonder, who'll stop the rain." Well, John, the answer is China.

I didn't believe this story when I first heard it, but reputable news sources have convinced me that China did indeed create a temporary chemical umbrella over Friday's Olympic Opening Ceremonies in order to prevent rain from falling on the crowd below.

It sounds crazy, but evidently NASA has used similar technology to ensure good weather for space shuttle launches.

Sliced bread is no longer going to be the standard against which I measure advances in technology. From now on I'm going to say, "That's the greatest thing since China stopped the rain from falling over the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics." (Although that doesn't have quite the same ring to it.)


Mickey D. said...

Hahaha! The new sliced bread comment was clever.

Iris Took said...

Whoa. Seriously.