Vermont is effectively closed today, February 2, 2011, because of all the snow. It’s not quite the Feb. 14 record nor’easter from a few years ago, but it’s in that neighborhood. The free day has left me with little to do, hence this rare blog post. It’s Groundhog Day, and Encore is running a Groundhog Day marathon all day. So that’s been fun.
In 1948 following a large snowfall, the mayor of Boston asked MIT to commit time and energy into developing an immediate way to get rid of the snow, “whether it be by the use of flame throwers or chemicals or otherwise….”
In 1960, the syndicated Sunday comic, Closer Than We Think, imagineered such a device as well.