I brought it up the other day and everybody was like “duh, we knew that,” and I’m not sure if they really knew that or they were just trying to make me look dumb. Because I forreal thought the Moai were just heads.
Cloudy water, also known as white water, is caused by air bubbles in the water. It is completely harmless.
It usually happens when it is very cold outside because the solubility of air in water increases as water pressure increases and/or water temperature decreases. Cold water holds more air than warm water.
In the winter, water travels from the reservoir which is very cold and warms up during its travel to your tap. The air that is present is no longer soluble, and comes out of solution. In addition, once water from our reservoir enters the transmission and distribution pipes, the water is pressurized. Water under pressure holds more air than water that is not pressurized. Once the water comes out of your tap, the water is no longer under pressure and the air comes out of solution as bubbles (similar to a carbonated soft drink).
The best thing to do is let it sit in an open container until the bubbles naturally disappear.
If you’re in a situation where something is setting off your gag reflex (dentist’s offices are one of the most common places), just form a fist with your left hand, squeezing your thumb. The folks over at Reddit’s Ask Science forum deliberate as to why this is, and they point to a 2008 study that shows it to be effective—not to mention lots of anecdotal evidence on the internet—but whether it’s an effect of the nerves in your hand or just a distraction, it looks like it’s a pretty useful trick. (cont.)
And this is why I have Facebook. Because my friends post links to articles like this.
A team of Italian, Serbian and Spanish researchers has confirmed the protecting effect that strawberries have in a mammal stomach that has been damaged by alcohol. Scientists gave ethanol (ethyl alcohol) to laboratory rats and, according to the study published in the journal Plos One, have thus proved that the stomach mucous membrane of those that had previously eaten strawberry extract suffered less damage. (cont.)
I’ll say you can order a pink drink…if there is strawberry involved, because I might start doing the same. Obviously my stomach lining will look like swiss cheese before I’m thirty if I don’t start doing something differently.
Just think about your day real quick and all the stuff you touched. What had the most germs? A water fountain? Maybe the sink or door handles in a public restroom?
How about……..the gas pump.
…Gas pump handles turned out to be the filthiest surface that Americans encounter on the way to work, according to a study released on Tuesday by Kimberly-Clark Professional, a unit of personal hygiene giant Kimberly-Clark Corp.
A team of hygienists swabbed hundreds of surfaces around six U.S. cities to see what everyday objects are breeding grounds for the worst bacteria and viruses. The top offenders, following gas pumps, were handles on public mailboxes, escalator rails and ATM buttons. Closely following on the filthiest list were parking meters and kiosks, crosswalk buttons and buttons on vending machines in shopping malls. (cont.)
And anyone who thinks otherwise needs to step sprightly to the other side of the room, far away from this potential bitchslap.
I was highly incensed earlier this year when I found out that BP doesn’t have to pay for cleanup costs in the gulf. The federal government has been ordered by the court to foot the bill, meaning our tax money is being used to clean up the mess BP made.
Because our government is run by big business. I’ma keep sayin it until it sticks, guys.
So now, according to The Huffington Post, there’s an ongoing “investigation” into any deliberately fraudulent information produced by BP to hide the magnitude of the situation. And I do use the word “investigation” loosely because this is all just for show, a couple of blurbs in the media so anyone who is in fact paying half a piece of attention will be put at ease knowing our government is really digging down into the good meat of the situation. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that OBVIOUSLY everyone involved was lying out of every orifice possible at all times trying to keep that disaster on the hush. And this is how I know.