I did go to great lengths to explain the complexities of humidity in my post The Australian Climate: Humidity Explained. But that was quite wordy, so for those who prefer their explanations in pictorial form, this is for you.
But this time, lets talk about the opposite of humidity. Aridity. Well, at least I think that’s what’s going on here.
This is cotton candy, classic flavour….
You see, this tub of cotton candy, which was completely un-opened and still sealed with its cellophane top, was stored in our larder. And it really did used to fill the entire tub. But it had to live through Australia’s climate for almost a year.
It didn’t really survive, did it? But here’s the weird thing. Having lost all of that water, this cup cake shape candy now weighs 64 grams…..
Anyway, I was so excited about this that I made a film…….
Footnote: Okay, the truth should be known. Yesterday evening I spent an hour of my time painting my garage wall chromakey green. I did this so I could do the “newsreader effect” as they call it. This means I can stand in front of the green screen wall, make a recording and then project any kind of image I want behind it.
So next time you see me standing on Bondi Beach delivering a “live speech”, you’ll not know whether I’m really there or standing in my garage.
Well, that’s the theory anyway. I think the wall needs another coat of paint.