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Safe and sound

If taking the elevators ensures you not to be boxing with a sort of human sponges sweat dripping,  inside the Museums you MUST to risk it!

It happens sometimes to be in the same room with people who – regardless of the most basic rules of hygiene – emit a bad smell in the air, a sort of disgusting smells of wet goat. So you just have to move to another room, even if it means to follow the tour pathway in the opposite direction: you have to survive!
This is the reasons why I do not like to go into crowded places in the summer – unless they are outdoors.

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Lavarsi non è un crimine.

Se nel prendere gli ascensori puoi assicurarti di evitare l’inscatolamento con spugne umane grondanti sudore, dentro i Musei sei obbligato a rischiare!   (go to the English version)

Capita, talvolta, di trovarsi nella stessa sala con persone che – incuranti delle più basilari norme igieniche – effondono nell’aria un acre odore, in un crescendo di aromi nauseabondi che va dall’effluvio rancido di ortaggi ammuffiti al fetore mefitico di capra bagnata. Sicché non resta che spostarsi in un’altra sala, giungendo finanche a seguire il percorso di visita al contrario, in nome della sopravvivenza.
Questo è uno dei motivi per cui non amo andare nei luoghi affollati in estate – a meno che non siano all’aria aperta.

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In ascensore, STOP al sudore!

Le storie sugli ascensori sono molto popolari e diversi registi hanno tratto ispirazione da questi racconti sensazionali, spesso spaventosi.                                                     (go to the English version)

Le cose che devi sapere per prevenire la paura di restare bloccati in ascensore sono tre:

# 1. Se siete su una sedia a rotelle non dovreste aver paura degli ascensori, visto che potreste doverli usare anche per prendere i biscotti da una mensola posta in alto! Dont-sweat-the-petty-things__quotes
# 2. Controllate sempre la capienza dell’ascensore, soprattutto se il peso della vostra carrozzina è circa 150 kg… Perché se con voi salissero 2 uomini grassi, dovreste essere pronti a rimanerci intrappolati dentro! Nonché a udire l’ascensore che pianifica il suicidio…
# 3. Non usare l’ascensore insieme a persone sudate. Potreste svenire prima che le porte si aprano! È consigliabile attendere il turno successivo…

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The shower

Sunday, it was the 10th August and – as you know –  on 10th August night you are likely to see a great number of meteors in the night sky. It’s the night of falling stars!

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.

By the way, a “falling star” has nothing at all to do with a star! These amazing streaks of light are caused by tiny bits of dust and rock called meteoroids falling into the Earth’s atmosphere and burning up. The short-lived trail of light the burning meteoroid produces is called a meteor. Meteors are commonly called falling stars…

Well, on Sunday I went outside with some friends to find a good place to watch the falling stars. We reached a cosy clearing, alongside the river called Orco. It was very dark and we could hear only the water-flowing. We sat on the ground, looking up to the sky.

Some Catholics refer to the Perseids as the “tears of Saint Lawrence”, since 10 August is the date of that saint’s martyrdom.

At a certain time, something poured on my face (anyway, there were  no birds flying over my head…).  You have to know that in Italy we call the night of 10th August as the “Saint Lawrence’s tears Day”.  However, it would be absurd that it was a tear of the Saint! Suddenly, a second drop came down, then a third one… In few minutes, it began a shower of water and the sky got very dark: it’s raining!

Unfortunately, it kept raining all night long. As the sky was covered, nobody in my town could enjoy the meteor shower, but definitely we had a shower!

10th August