My mom casually sent me a Wikipedia link today. My mom is university educated and well-read, reads the newspaper online, and checks her email several times a day, and yet, for some reason, I didn’t think she’d be all Wikipedia-savvy. Way to go, Mom: your Google-Fu is strong.

Pretty random Wiki link, too- Vetiver, a type of fragrant grass which is used in perfume and also in the Caribbean as a sort of potpourri-slash-moth-repellent decoration.

This bit of trivia interested me:

Mats made by weaving vetiver roots and binding them with ropes/cords are used in India to cool rooms in a house during summer. The mats are typically hung in the doorway and kept moist by spraying with water periodically. It acts like an air-cooler when wind from a fan or outside hits it. It also adds a pleasant aroma in the house which is commonly described as “cool” and “refreshing”.

Sounds like a good trick that would work here, too- wet the curtains or the screen in the front door to cool the breeze to cool the house. Huh.


One Response to Mommipedia

  1. Your mum sent you that because of this:

    And of course I know about this post because she sent the link…

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