Tuesday 25 February 2014

Beaufort Scale

Slight aftereffect (1)
Indeterminate malaise, some tiredness.

Slight hangover (2)
Noticeable tiredness and loss of appetite initially.

Gentle hangover (3)
Tiredness is severe and accompanied by occasional nausea and mild headache.

Moderate hangover (4)
Nausea more frequent with constant fatigue. Headache causes sensitivity to light and noise.

Considerable hangover (5)
Regular waves of nausea accompany constant moderate headache.

Severe hangover (6)
Vomiting in early morning subsides to nausea and headache, movement becomes difficult.

Weekend near ruined (7)
Multiple bouts of vomiting. Nausea is nearly constant, headache and sensitivity are severe.

Weekend ruined (8)
Frequent vomiting to start. Opening eyes becomes difficult. Hangover lasts for more than 24 hours. Bacon sandwiches aggravate symptoms.

Weekend severely ruined (9)
Nausea and vomiting is incapacitating. Breathing normally requires effort.

Alcohol poisoning (10)
Patient lapses in and out of consciousness. Vomiting is frequent and accompanies diarrhoea.

Acute Alcohol poisoning (11)
Patient is unconscious, respiration depressed, cold pale clammy skin.

Catastrophe (12)
Buildings, lives or marriages wrecked.

Richard "Going up the Portsmouth spinnaker tower seems to add 2" B

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