Yes Anthony, cricket chirps fluctuate with temperature. Count the chirps for 15 seconds and add 37, and you will know the approximate outdoor temperature in Fahrenheit.
Hating The Oppressed, Loving The Oppressor
Rotary Phones Explained To The Young — A mind-blowing sign of the passing of time is this U.K. website that treats rotary phones as exotic artifacts and explains how to use them.
To start making a call, the caller lifted the handset from its cradle and waited to hear the dial tone, also known as the dialing tone, in the earpiece. If there was no tone, the phone either wasn’t working – a not uncommon situation in and after the Second World War or was one of the very early phones.
On hearing the dial tone, the caller put a finger into the dial hole with the first letter to be dialed and dragged the dial round to the ‘stop’.
On removal of the finger, the dial returned itself to its original position, ready for the next letter to be dialled. As it returned, it made a clicking sound: one click for the first hole, two for the second, etc. After dialling the last of the three letters of the area code, the process was repeated with the numbers part.
Note that it’s British which explains the spelling and the communication problems relating to World War II.
It does kind of make one feel old. Think we’ll go listen to some Dead Milkmen or something.
New churches William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 6-28-22
Cnkt ck mkz vorkj avut utk gtuznkx ot rgxmk iozoky, gy ot Kaxuvk, ck yngrr hkiusk gy iuxxavz gy Kaxuvk.
Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: New churches and new bars are well patronized.