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September 18, 2017 3:24 PM   Subscribe

The Sphinx - Scotland's longest lasting patch of snow - is about to vanish... it has only done so six times in the last 300 years.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (5 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Scotland is a Chinese hoax.
posted by misterpatrick at 3:30 PM on September 18, 2017


There goes my ski trip!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 3:30 PM on September 18, 2017 [2 favorites]


Sphinx!

"it has only done so six times in the last 300 years."

That's an awfully weird way to say it has only done so six times in the last 84 years.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:20 PM on September 18, 2017 [4 favorites]


Perhaps it's been getting warmer or something in the last 84 years compared to the previous few hundred.
posted by glonous keming at 11:40 PM on September 18, 2017 [1 favorite]


The little ice age started around 300 years ago; presumably before that we didn't normally have snow there year round. The implication is that the sphinx snow patch is 300 years old.
posted by trif at 7:19 AM on September 19, 2017


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