And you don't need a fancy-arse mercury barometer to have a decent idea if atmospheric pressure is going up or down. Despite the fact that I've always wanted a fancy-arse barometer all I've had, these many years, is a Thunder Glass very similar to this one.
It's a good thing, too, since the EU has decided that fancy-arse mercury barometers are an unacceptable risk to Gaia's health. Wait'll they catch on to the huge push to assault poor Gaia with bajillions of mercury-carryin' CFLs.
And the band played "Waltzing Matilda"
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