Potato researcher Anton Haverkort was looking forward to a nice weekend in New York. He ended up watching hurricane Irene from his hotel window.
Haverkort is on his way to a scientific gathering in Maine, which he would precede with a nice weekend in New York. Or so he thought. Who knew that hurricane Irene would pour cold water on his weekend in the Big Apple? 'I've been stuck here the whole weekend', says Haverkort.
And just last year, he was stuck in China for several days on account of the ash cloud emitted by the volcano on Iceland.