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Heat Emergency Means No More Neckties

August 5, 2022

Heat Emergency Means No More Neckties

“Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called on workers in the public and private sector to stop wearing ties, as an energy saving measure in the heat.

Mr Sanchez said his government will adopt ‘urgent’ energy-saving measures on Monday as European countries strive to become less dependent on Russian gas in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

On Friday, temperatures reached 36C (96.8 F) in Madrid and 39C [102.2 F ] in Seville.”

— “Spain heatwave: PM tells workers to stop wearing ties to save energy,” Malu Cursino, BBC News

Logically, you’d think that neckties should be compulsory in winter to save heating, but they’re bad for your brain. Throw the damn things out and wear a muffler this December.

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