Sunday, July 4, 2010

Your Sunday Boring Postcard from Michael5000


High grade rock salt is literally scooped from the torrid desert here near Amboy, California. It is cleaned and shipped all over the country for commercial use. In this dry and arid region the temperature sometimes climbs to "ten feet above zero."

Provenance: Unsure.

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Cartophiliac said...

What the heck does "ten feet above zero" mean?

Elaine said...

Dry AND arid? OOooo-eee. That's pretty waterless.

I was almost too bored to comment, but the redundancy reduncancy inspired me.

Michael5000 said...

Carto: Oft have I pondered this question. My leading candidates are:

1) it's slang for 100F.

2) it's slang for 120F.

mrs.5000 said...

I was imagining "ten feet above zero" just meant really really hot, transcending your garden-variety mercury thermometer the way Willy Wonka's Great Glass Elevator transcends your ordinary lift. But I'm guessing 120F is the landmark temperature in this part of the country (100F would be frequent, and not exactly postcardworthy in the southwest), and one degree per inch is a pretty nifty conversion.