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Good Thinking: Dog days

by Dr. Don Kuehle

Hot, hazy, humid days! These are the “dog days” of August, the hottest days of the summer!

The ancient Romans had an explanation: it was during the early part of August that the Dog Star, Sirius, appeared in the summer sky; the Romans believed that the heat of the Dog Star, added to the heat of the sun, made for the hottest days of the year.

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