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High Praise for the Lowly Baro

High Praise for the Lowly Barometer Sailing Humor by Cap'n Fatty Goodlander

Just moments after Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer in 1643, some poetic graffiti artist (Bobby Fitzroy, actually) wrote the words STORMY, VERY DRY, FAIR, CHANGE, and RAIN on its face—and doomed the instrument to the quasi-mystical category forever. Well, up …

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