The Amish of southeastern Pennsylvania have joined the rest of the world in celebrating Earth Hour:
"This is actually a big coincidence," admitted Elder Jakob Orlung. "Since we have no Interweb, we did not know of this global movement to extinguish the electrical incandescence. It just happens that about 8:30 is when most of us out our whale oil lamps and go to bed."Fun fact (and this is true): Amish meet up with "the English" to do business in a placed called the Village of Intercourse. Could this be why the Amish, with an average of 6.8 children per family, are among the fastest growing ethnic groups in America?
"Around here," his wife Naomi added, "every hour is Earth Hour."
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[above: Typical night scene in Paradise, Pennsylvania]