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Delayed exploding snowman predicts poor summer

National News // April 17, 2018

It’s going to be a poor summer. That’s according to an exploding snowman.

Roland zh Delayed exploding snowman predicts poor summer

At the traditional Sechseläuten festival in Zurich a large artificial snowman is burnt – and depending on how long it takes for the head to explode will predict if we are going to have a hot summer.

The so called Böögg took 20 minutes and 31 seconds to go bang – which is long. Last year it took half that time – and the summer was hot.

Maybe it’s not complete nonsense. Yesterday was overcast with light rain - which may have dampened the fire a bit and delayed the grand finale.

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