07 Feb '12, 7pm

A Disturbance in the Force? Rare Snowfall Blankets Tataouine

A Disturbance in the Force? Rare Snowfall Blankets Tataouine

As any Star Wars fan can tell you, Luke Skywalker's planetary home of Tatooine is one of the driest, hottests worlds in that fictional galaxy far, far away -- but much closer to home, things are looking oddly frosty. In the real-life Tataouine, a Tunisian desert town nearby to where scenes from the 1977 blockbuster were filmed, unusually cold weather has brought rare snowfall not seen since, well, a long time ago . In describing the Tatooine of film, an angstful young Luke Skywalker once said "if there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from." But maybe he'd think differently if he knew snowball-fights were a possibility. Tataouine on a hotter, more fictional evening. For the first time in half-a-century, yesterday folks living in rural towns along Tunisia's Sahara frontier were surprised to find their sprawling sand dunes and arid f...

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