I just bought a Korean car. Better luck next time, GM!
You do know the 2014 Cruz is also a Korean car, don't you?
But the ash in the upper atmosphere, the lightest and finest stuff, tends not to cross the equator, so the southern hemisphere won't suffer the serious crop failures that the northern hemisphere will.
Considering that the Romans and Chinese have written records of the Hatepe eruption that occurred in 180CE, I wouldn't count on that.
The eruption of Mount Tambora, which caused the 1816 "year without summer" also technically crossed the equator, but at 8deg S is probably close enough that it is to be expected.
2) I've been in jury deliberations twice. This was far more damaging to my faith in our justice system.
This is the main reason why most other Western countries dropped the death penalty decades ago. This particular case is not a very convincing argument against the death penalty due to the severity of the crime and the killings that were carried out during the pursuit, leaving no reasonable doubt that they got the right guy. But many other cases in the US, some which eventually get overturned in the many appeals a death row prisoner is entitled to, and others such as Carlos De Lunas which have slipped through.
If a tree explodes in the forest...
...and you happen to have a mirror handy, you might just catch it's light echoes.
Either you're one of those super-privileged people who live close to the center of London and Paris, or you need to add 1-2h at either end to get from your suburb to the high speed rail station.
A lot of suburban London is within 30 minutes of central London. Suburbs further out just have faster trains. I used to live outside the M25, and had a 23 minute non-stop journey, with a train every 10 minutes at peak times.