Gigglebit: here comes the sun?

16 Jun 2014

Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Like any sector, technology has a serious side, and it is often issues within this serious side that make headlines or that organisations need to explore for their business. Malware! Data breaches! Cloud storage! Do I really need this software? What candidate has the best IT skills for this job, and what the heck is fog computing?

With Gigglebit, we turn the spotlight on humorous and/or amazing content about science and tech, because sometimes the lighter side should be taken seriously, too.

Today, we look at a predicting the weather because in Ireland this week we’ve been promised a kind of heatwave, but all that has happened so far is the sun is playing hide and seek with us. Weather is one of the top topics of conversation in Ireland – after religion and politics, of course – and the generous quantity of rainfall we get is one of the reasons our fair island is so lush and green. This is also the land that stays close to room temperature for much of the year and the islanders’ wardrobes also remain the same January to December.

It is exam time so we expect the sun to split the stones, only to return in September for when the kids return to school in woolen jumpers.

weather stone

Heat image at top via Shutterstock

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years