Friday, February 8, 2008

Is it the Sun?

What's that bright thing in the sky! Aaaaaugh! My eyes! You think Des Moines had it bad in the gloomy department? The town of Viganella, Italy got no sunshine whatsoever until December 17, 2006 when 2 enormous mirrors were set on the surrounding mountainsides to reflect sun into the town. It worked! Who knew that little piece of glass that shows me if I'm brushing my teeth right could change lives.

This is all according to Ski Magazine Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 71 Issue 7, p. 25. The full article is available on EBSCO Host, an online database accessible through our home page. All you need is your library card number and you PIN, and this world of oh-so-interesting information is at your fingertips from your home computer.

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