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Sunday, August 9, 2009

On Rain and the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge, beyond
Photo by myself along the East River.

A photograph from earlier this year. A man was doing Tai Chi exercises, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

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The weather reports say that we've only had one day over 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 32 degrees Celsius, since June. It's also been a rainy summer (we had the 2nd wettest June on record, this year).

Interestingly, the Times reports that the murder rate in New York goes down when it rains.

The experts don't know why. According to the article, some experts say that rain makes all the bad guys stay inside. Fewer bad guys on the streets means fewer confrontations.

The rain also means cooler temperatures, which leads to cooler tempers. Crazy, eh?

For the Times article, click here.

Related posts: Walking the Brooklyn Bridge, More of the Brooklyn Bridge and The Night Sky.

3 comments:

1ondoncalling said...

Ha ha... Kinda grey like London!

Kizz said...

I had heard it applied to all kinds of confrontational crime, like mugging and robbery too. Makes sense, I mean, do you want to go to work when it's pouring? Especially if you're going to have to work outside?

chimesey said...

Surely it's just because there's less people - ie victims - around anyway?!?!

Anyway...