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Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 9:44 PM


Good puzzle, but I'll have a small bone to pick after it's over!

Dasfunk  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 2311)
Sat, 19th Jun '10 10:29 PM

better to pick your bones than other possibilities.

Garrybl  (Level: 293.8 - Posts: 6801)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 6:51 AM

We always learn something new -- or odd. No exception today!


Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 9:20 AM

Enjoyed the Wordpuzzle! Thanks!


Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 1:01 PM

Had trouble on the hurricane question (Bombay) because I was always taught that only north american and west african storms were called hurricanes! I thought they were called typhoons or cyclones if they hit India. Can someone tell me if this is just my imagination?

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 6:13 PM

I was taught that they're all tropical cyclones, but they're more specifically called hurricanes in the Northern Atlantic, typhoons in the Northern Pacific, and cyclones elsewhere (i.e., India, Australia, and rest of the Southern hemisphere).

Jerrys  (Level: 200.1 - Posts: 334)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 7:26 PM

Close. In the western hemisphere, they are called hurricanes. In the eastern hemisphere, they are typhoons. So if a storm hits Hawaii, it will be a hurricane. If it continues on to Japan, it becomes a typhoon.

However, that is current terminology, which may have changed over the decades.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sun, 20th Jun '10 8:09 PM

In Wikipedia where this event was listed, it was called a hurricane.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Mon, 21st Jun '10 8:14 AM

Wiki rules!

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Mon, 21st Jun '10 8:22 AM

Jerry, doesn't that cause problems with the naming of the storms?

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