A crisis engulfed the sleepy Durham mining village of Grim today, as locals reported several strange weather events throughout the week.
Residents were baffled when the usually incessant rain began to stop for up to 20 minutes a day.
Geordie Grim, 23, of Geordie and Son’s scrap haulage service, said:
"I was driving along in me wagon, right? With me wipers going like this, right? And, all of a sudden, it just stopped, like. And I was, like, “cor, will you look at that, like?”
Grim has long been known for it’s year-round rainfall, and its sudden stopping has baffled scientists and chat show hosts alike. Tom Geordie of the Grim Amateur Meteorological Society (GAMS) was as perplexed as anyone. Well, not as much as us, as we’d found ourselves taped naked to a chair as he prepped a tennis ball cannon.
Tom looked at us wearily as we asked him about the weather, and answered in harsh tones, as he spat one of his teeth out of his mouth, and it landed in my ear:
"You won’t be so concerned about the weather once we’re finished here."
We figured that Tom probably knew more about this weather phenomenon than he was letting on, so we pushed the question again. He answered by firing several tennis balls into our bare torsos.
Admittedly we hadn’t had this much fun since Sunday