April 22, 2014

The age-old question:

When it comes to gloves, do you prefer boxers or briefs?

(Or as my friend Lorli says, "Why not save money and just go commando?")

April 21, 2014

April 17, 2014

Want to make 38 million gallons of "waste water"? Pee for 40 days!

So here in Portland, we've got these big water reservoirs in a park to the city's east. They're on Mt. Tabor, which is the only volcano within the city limits of a major U.S. metro region.

Why am I boring you with this? Because Portland's going to flush 38 million gallons of water from one of these reservoirs after a dude peed in it.

But how much water can a person pee? A quart? Mix that in with 38 million gallons and... it's gone, right. Plus, pee is sterile—no germs! So why waste all that water?

"It's the conservative but correct decision," said Nick Fish the guy in charge of the Water Bureau. Yes, a guy named Fish is in charge of water.

Smart person Laura Helmuth looked at the Environment Protection Agency’s rules about clean water. She wanted to know how “poisoned” the pee actually made the reservoir. Her finding:
How many times would that teenager have to pee in a Portland reservoir to produce a [dangerous] urine concentration? About 3,333 times. 
But of course urine is 95% water… That means he’d have to urinate 166,666 times ... to approach that of the EPA’s limit for nitrates in drinking water. Since most animals, including idiot teenaged show-offs, take about 21 seconds to urinate, that means he’d have to urinate constantly for 3,500,000 seconds, or about 40 days.

April 14, 2014

Ain't that the truth!

life starts out with everyone clapping when you take a poo and goes downhill from there sloane crosley

April 3, 2014

April 2, 2014

How much pee in the pool is fatal?

You may have known that pee combined with chlorine makes a toxic byproduct. So peeing in a chlorine pool actually is unhealthy. But how unhealthy? Like, could it kills you?

The good scientists at arstechnica tried to figure that out. Here’s what they calculated:
If you and three million other people could get at this pool and unload your pee into it before your bodies melted, before the crowd crushed you to death, and before you drowned from the massive tidal wave of pee... yes, you could feasibly die of cyanogen chloride poisoning originating from chlorinated water and pee. 
Wow. I'm only swimming in lakes and oceans from now on. Oh wait, fish pee... darn it!

March 26, 2014

"Who wants to put their head in a jar?" "I do! I do!"

Hey, do you have a computer? A printer? A jar?
Then you can do this! 
Yes, it's an awesome "head in a jar"! 
Find out how to make it on mikeasaurus's Instructables page.

March 23, 2014

Hey, want to win a free copy of The Big Book of Superheroes?

It's easy—just go to this GoodReads book giveaway!

Heck, you might even win more than one copy. Then you can make your own book display!