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Cold cold cold

Austin temperature on January 8th, 2010 (morning). Don't panic, it's Celsius.

We are expecting the coldest weekend in Austin in over a decade. I know that to some of my readers from Sweden, Alaska, the South Pole or Jupiter this is nothing. Well I don’t care. It’s notable enough for me to post. I had to take out my huge crazy winter coat that I never wear and I’m saving for the next Ice Age… so I can walk 25 meters from the parking garage to the office building.

As a favor to reader Eli Seidner, who practically got on his knees and begged me to do it, I left a bucket of water outside. Turns out that if you get water down below certain as of now undetermined temperature, it turns into ice. Ice! Hard to believe.

Nablus’ record breaking knaffe.

Nablus Entered the Guinness World Record
Originally uploaded by HaSSan .S. Qamhia حسن سعيد قمحية.

I was introduced to the wonderful flavors of knaffe by Adi Levinson a year ago. Now word comes from Nablus that the record for largest knaffe has been broken: 1,765 kilos (3,891 lbs) and 74 meters (243 feet) long. Awesome… wish I could have tried it. Congratulations!