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If you doubt for a moment that central Australia is currently mad for solar energy, know that at the Hilton Hotel in Alice Springs a board offers information on the current temperature, wind speed and strength of sunlight expressed as watts per square metre*. Vulture South made it to the Hilton after sundown, so can't report on …

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Loose Wheel?

Haven't they heard of LUG NUTS?

Cue the Kenny Rogers song:

You took a long to to leave me Loose Wheel (Lucille).

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: Loose Wheel?

You know the drill ->

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Re: Loose Wheel?

My money is on Professor Fate & Max !

(The Great Race 1965)

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Re: Loose Wheel?

Brilliant film. Peter Falk was great in it and it launched 2 classic children's cartoons.

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Mushroom

No need for a wheel

If they had invented an sun powered hover board instead

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Curmudgeonly Michigan

It couldn't have happened to a nicer team. Oh wait...

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How hot is “stinking” hot? Preferably in degrees C (although we'll accept F if that's all you know).

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Mushroom

It's somewhere between "Ouch - the roof of the car's hot" and "Someone get the bandages - I touched the car roof" (in the range 40 - 45 C in the shade - not uncommon in Central and South Australia)

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Round about 39-40 Celsius most of this week in Alice Springs. That's just over the ton in the old money.

I gather Adelaide is going to put on some English weather later in the week, though (19 C, and raining).

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It's spring here, which means lovely average temperatures. The trouble is, Adelaide in spring uses PWM for the weather. It was 31 here today. 19 tomorrow. Average of 25 - lovely only if you are a statistician or meteorologist.

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Ha! That's not English, a good 10 degrees too hot ;)

I always liked in NZ how the sun burn time could sometimes be best expressed in seconds rather than minutes....

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F 'in hot.

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Happy

No wonder the Dutch know how to make the most of sunlight

They have to make do with so little at home

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