Yesterday on NPR a guy said that in China "summer" doesn't have a specific starting date...The government declares when it is summer based on a certain number of hot days in a row.
Sounds like no big deal excpet a number of things are dpepndent on whether or not it is actually summer, like the ability to use air conditioning.
Ex. Say it takes 5 90 degree days in a row for summer to be declared. You have 4 90 degree days in a row but on the 5th day it's only 80 degrees. Too bad for you...the count starts all over.
Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:05 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
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Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:13 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
Sort of what I would expect from a communist country.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:30 AM on Jun. 1, 2011
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Answer by Farmlady09 at 11:13 AM on Jun. 1, 2011