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Thread #164701   Message #3944676
Posted By: Steve Shaw
17-Aug-18 - 04:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Newly-discovered laws of nature
Subject: RE: BS: Newly-discovered laws of nature
I have a rain gauge in my garden. For 25 years I have emptied it at midnight and recorded the day's rainfall in an exercise book. On a very few occasions I've wanted an early night so have emptied it a bit early, say at 11pm. Naturally, I can do this only if it is not raining at the time and as long as there's no prospect of rain until after midnight.

The law of nature here is that it WILL rain heavily at about ten to twelve if I've taken the reading at 11. That is guaranteed.