Picture of the day
Room for one more?
Summer holidays are in full swing as German vacationers try to beat the heat at the popular destination Sankt Peter-Ording on the North Sea. However, health authorities have advised sick and elderly people to avoid swimming in the Baltic Sea because diarrhea-inducing germs are thriving in the unusually warm water. Source:
Number of the day
The lessening need for speed
Driving on the autobahn is going a little more slowly this week. Germany has placed limits of 80 kph (50 mph) on certain stretches of cement highways that are at risk of blowouts. How about taking the train instead?
Problem of the day
Too hot to fly
Talking about blowouts — the heat wrought havoc on the runways of Hanover Airport, canceling 41 takeoffs and 44 landings Tuesday evening. Vacationers were relieved when flights resumed this morning. They’re already off to claim a pool chair near you. Source:
Quote of the day
The heat is on
A researcher told Focus magazine unusually warm summers like this one will be the norm in 30 years, not the exception, leading to increased risks of wildfires and flooding. Many towns and cities across Germany banned barbecues in public parks due to the prolonged dry spell.