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Tuesday, 25 January 2005
Bonny Burns’ night!


As tonight is Burns’ Night, in honour of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, I thought I would post the above photo which I took walking into Eskdalemuir, a little over a year ago. I will also share the instructions on How to Weigh a Hog, by Robert Burns:

  1. Get a perfectly symmetrical plank and balance it across a sawhorse.
  2. Put the hog on one end of the plank.
  3. Pile rocks on the other end until the plank is again perfectly balanced.
  4. Carefully guess the weight of the rocks.

Of course this is a very impractical method because where is one to get a sawhorse these days?

While on the subject of Eskdalemuir, there is an Observatory nearby. It provides images and weather data for a weathercam.

Posted by bigblue on 25/01/2005 at 08:49 PM
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