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From Peter Royal <pro...@apache.org>
Subject Re: face to face :)
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2003 15:32:54 GMT
On Friday, June 13, 2003, at 11:28  AM, Leif Mortenson wrote:
> No it isn't SARS, and it isn't being considerate because he has a cold 
> or
> anything like that.  The Japanese love using cedar wood to build 
> everything,
> so they have replaced most of their forests with rows and rows of 
> cedar trees.
> The problem is that every spring.  All of those trees kick out huge 
> quantities of
> pollen, which unfortunately many Japanese are allergic to... Thus 
> every spring...
> Out come the masks.  Its amazing, you go up towards the mountains when
> the pollen is at its peak and you can see clouds of reddish brown 
> pollen
> blowing off the mountains.

crazy! i had no idea :)
-pete


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