Saturday, 19 April 2008

Smelly Europeans Stink Out Poor ENGLAND

Apparently Buenos Aires isn't the only city with air quality problems (see previous post). London has been the victim of manure like air blowing in from somewhere in Europe. It's suspected that pollution from a factory across the channel is to blame. Hmm.. I think I'll take smokey air over manure air any day!

From todays Mirror Newsapaper - UK

Europe blamed for foul stench over Southern England

A foul manure-like stench hanging over parts of Southern England yesterday has been blamed on Europe.

Weather experts said east-blowing winds carried the nasty niff across the Channel as calls flooded in from London, Kent, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, East Anglia and Devon.

The Met Office said the smell is believed to have been caused by a combination of agricultural and industrial pollution - with pig manure spreading being one possible contributor. Forecaster Sarah Holland said: "In the past few days, fresh winds have been blowing from the east.

"The origins of the smell come from Europe and have brought in pollution. When the wind blows from the west, it is coming from the Atlantic so it brings in virtually no pollution but when it is eastwards it is coming across land."

Experts were trying to locate the source of the pong. But MeteoGroup warned: "It will possibly go on into Monday."


Xbox4NappyRash April 20, 2008 1:20 pm  

I have to say, living in Holland and with plenty of Sansanach buddies, this story made my weekend.

and, for the record, it DOES stink

ellie April 20, 2008 2:12 pm  

Always nice when there is some else to blame for the stink, I tend to point the finger in my sons direction.

Quickroute April 21, 2008 12:30 am  

Xbox: Could it be - Somethings rotten in the state of Denmark?!

Ellie: He that smelt it, normally dealt it!

Nomadic Matt April 21, 2008 9:16 am  

Lol. Hilarious entry. Love it!!

Amazing videos of the orca whales too.

Quickroute April 21, 2008 11:34 am  

Nomadic Matt: Welcome - I popped my head over to your site too - very impressive!

VE April 21, 2008 1:11 pm  

I think that would really suck having some OTHER country stinking up your residence. How do you go after them?

Quickroute April 21, 2008 1:30 pm  

VE: I think this is how World War 1 and 2 started! Better stock up the bomb shelter double quick!

Blanca April 21, 2008 3:04 pm  

Enda, yo no tengo traslator en mi móvil como tu, así que mi pésimo inglés no me permite entender tu post... salvo la imagen con el que cierras la exposición, así que me doy por enterada de tu alegato: Todas las guerras son una mierda.

Un beso muy cariñoso para Claudia y para ti.

Baino April 21, 2008 4:34 pm  

I'll send DrummerBoy over to England and once he's set up house a quick waft from the west will sort 'em out.

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