May 1, 1998 transcript #: 231-5
Subject(s): thunder, literature
Title: BRAINSTORM: CAUSE OF THUNDER
Today on the Weather Notebook its time for a new Brainstorm. A Brainstorm is actually a question that will come along here in a few seconds, a question that may induce a bit of brainstorming on your part to come up with an answer. Hi Im Dave Thurlow. Right after the Brainstorm Ill tell you how to send along your answer to the Weather Notebook staff here at the Mount Washington Observatory. If you respond well send you a cloud poster. If you phone in and record your answer and its particularly impressive well use it on the air and send you a Weather Notebook magic mug. So, here goes. What fictional character is responsible for the following quote: First, let me talk with this philosopher what is the cause of thunder? If you know who said that, thats great. But if you want to really impress you friends and neighbors then tell us what the cause of thunder is and tell us in the style of the author of the preceding quote. Again: First, let me talk with this philosopher what is the cause of thunder?
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