Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #11376 posted on 12/13/2004 3:12 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Why do some people's joints ache when the weather changes?
- Amethyst, the purple, achy ankled llama

A: Dear limping Amethyst,

When the weather changes, the air pressure changes, too. Some people can feel those changes in the fluid in their joints, especially people with arthritis. Interestingly, there has never been a scientific study conducted to prove that people can actually sense weather changes this way, but a lot of people still seem to be able to. (I believe you.)

- Katya