What are we looking at? You've lost me there...
Here it's 27°C and will continue to be around that warm several more days. Mid June in Sweden, that's considered a heatwave.Right now, as I type this message, the current heat index outside is thirty-eight C. So, I'm hanging indoors and getting my music festival on!
Hah!I'll still take the heat over ice and snow any day.
Yeah, that's too hot. I'm not a fan of the climate in the Southwestern U.S. The combination of heat and how dry it is makes you feel like you're in an oven.PS. It's true. Temperatures above 20C makes me uncomfortably numb. The wife is visiting relatives and friends in the north (Tromsø) where tomorrow will bring a healthy 10C. Wish I were there. DS.
PPS. I still remember the first time I was in the US. Landed in Houston, temperature above 38 hit me like an invisible wall. Ouch! DS.
Actually that hasn't happened for a while as an agreement was reached in 1991.Payback for all the years sending Canada acid rain?
The stone measured 13.372 centimeters long — or more than 5.2 inches, close to the length of an iPhone 14 Pro — and weighed 801 grams, which is about 1.76 pounds. Images published by the Sri Lankan army show the enormous thing being weighed and measured inside the operating room after the surgery.
Guinness World Records later confirmed that the kidney stone was, in fact, larger and heavier than stones that held those records previously. Before the surgery in Columbo, the largest kidney stone in the world was found in India in 2004, and measured 13 centimeters long, or about 5.1 inches. The heaviest kidney stone was found in Pakistan in 2008, and weighed 620 grams, or about 1.2 pounds, according to the Guinness directory.
"A kidney stone is a solid, pebble-like piece of material that can form in one or both of your kidneys when high levels of certain minerals are in your urine," according to the National Institutes of Health. If the stone is small, it can pass through the urinary tract without causing symptoms. When a kidney stone is larger, symptoms can include pain in the back, side, lower abdomen or groin, or blood in the urine. Medical treatments for kidney stones usually involve breaking the stone into pieces if not complete removal.