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Title: Venice's world-famous 'streets of water' left dry after dramatic low tides drained its canals
Source: Business Insider
URL Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/low ... hs-after-heavy-flooding-2021-2
Published: Feb 28, 2021
Author: Naina Bhardwaj
Post Date: 2022-08-01 14:31:48 by Dakmar
Keywords: None
Views: 85
Comments: 15

Water levels in Venice's canals dropped to -18 inches from a 19-inch average.

The Mayor of Venice maintains that the rapidly alternating water levels are linked to climate change.

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US Markets Open In the news Dow Jones -0.26% Nasdaq -0.25% S&P 500 -0.41% TSLA +0.56% META +0.9% BABA -0.08% Home International Venice's world-famous 'streets of water' left dry after dramatic low tides drained its canals Naina Bhardwaj Feb 28, 2021, 7:15 AM Venice Low Tide Gondolas are seen in Grand Canal during an exceptionally low tide in Venice, Italy on February 26, 2021. Manuel Silvestri/Reuters

Water levels in Venice's canals dropped to -18 inches from a 19-inch average. It follows flooding in December, which reached 5ft. The Mayor of Venice maintains that the rapidly alternating water levels are linked to climate change.

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Low tides have left Venice's canals dry, with water levels dropping to -18 inches from a 19 inch average, months after heavy flooding.

The city is currently meant to be experiencing the season of 'acqua alta', Italian for 'high water' which occurs from October to March.

However, local reports described the tides of 'acqua bassa,' or low water with images showing the city's iconic gondalas beached highlighting the extent of the water loss.

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Is there an Italian word for "tide"?

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#1. To: Dakmar, 4um (#0) (Edited)

Is there an Italian word for "tide"?

Q. Is there an Italian word for "open-air sewer"?

A. Venice.

“The most terrifying force of death comes from the hands of Men who wanted to be left Alone.
TRUE TERROR will arrive at these people’s door, and they will cry, scream, and beg for mercy…
but it will fall upon the deaf ears of the Men who just wanted to be left alone.”

Esso  posted on  2022-08-01   14:36:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Esso (#1)

"Streets of Venice flooded as global warming claims another historic treasure." - NY Times, Dec 2, 2030

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   14:41:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Dakmar (#0)

The city is currently meant to be experiencing the season of 'acqua alta', Italian for 'high water' which occurs from October to March.

It is now August, even in Italy.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2022-08-01   16:47:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Lod (#3)

This article is a couple years old, from February 2021. I couldn't help but laugh at the photo of the gondola slips a little below sidewalk level, with a very obviously deep channel in the near background.

Are we expected to believe old-timey Venetians never explored the possibility of damming up...well basically anything...prior to laying new infrastructure?

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   16:54:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Lod (#3)

Do you know how the all the Wops got to New York back in the 1920's?

The first one swam across the Atlantic, then the rest of them walked across on the grease.

StraitGate  posted on  2022-08-01   16:55:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Dakmar (#4)

old-timey Venetians

The Dakmarios?

StraitGate  posted on  2022-08-01   16:57:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: StraitGate (#5)

If I was Italian I would provide a funnier joke.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   16:58:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: StraitGate (#6) (Edited)

The Dakmarios?

Shhhhh! That's going to be the luxury car brand! Front wheel-drive Camaro looking thing with El Camino style load bed. And steer horn hood ornament. Maybe even steer penis, still working that out, trapped in shootout between engineering and marketing. FWIW, I voted no on penis.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   17:03:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: StraitGate (#5) (Edited)

Our unabridged dictionary defines innuendo as an Italian suppository.

Ba-dump-up!

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   17:07:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Dakmar (#8)

Speaking of cars...

Q: Do you know what sound flat tires make on an Italian car?

A: Dago wop wop wop.

StraitGate  posted on  2022-08-01   17:21:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: StraitGate (#10)

FIAT = Fix It Again, Tony

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   17:24:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Dakmar, StraitGate, Venetians. the rest (#9)

Close contest here, but my fav is ~

Our unabridged dictionary defines innuendo as an Italian suppository.

Thanks for the chuckles, I needed'em.

“ On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ” ~ H. L. Mencken

Lod  posted on  2022-08-01   20:24:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Lod, Dakmar (#12)

Two blondes shared an apartment, and one day the apartment caught on fire. The roommates rushed out to the balcony, and one yelled "Help! Help! Help!"

Then the other yelled "Help! Help! Help!"

But no help came.

Then one said "Hey, maybe it would help if we yelled together?"

"Yes!", the other agreed.

So they both started yelling "Together! Together! Together!"

StraitGate  posted on  2022-08-01   21:58:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: StraitGate (#13)

Q: What’s the difference between an Italian grandmother and an elephant?

A: 50 pounds and a black dress.

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   22:08:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: StraitGate (#13)

At the World Women’s Conference, the first speaker from England stood up:

“At last year’s conference we spoke about being more assertive with our husbands. Well after the conference I went home and told my husband that I would no longer cook for him and that he would have to do it himself. After the first day I saw nothing. After the second day I saw nothing. But after the third day I saw that he had cooked a wonderful roast lamb.”

The crowd cheered.

The second speaker from America stood up:

“After last year’s conference I went home and told my husband that I would no longer do his laundry and that he would have to do it himself. After the first day I saw nothing. After the second day I saw nothing. But after the third day I saw that he had done not only his own washing but my washing as well.”

The crowd cheered.

The third speaker from Italy stood up:

“After last year’s conference I went home and told my husband that I would no longer do his shopping and that he would have to do it himself. After the first day I saw nothing. After the second day I saw nothing. But after the third day I could see a little bit out of my left eye.”

“I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits.” - William S Burroughs

Dakmar  posted on  2022-08-01   22:09:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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