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I started this thread for those times when you come across something you find interesting but it doesn't necessarily deserve it's own thread and doesn't really belong anywhere else...

today mine was this

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What a good idea!!! I seem to read the strangest articles and want to show people, but no clue where to post it!
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^China exports a ton of 'one size fits all' clothing, and it's a much truer statement for their own populace. My guess is the vast majority of clothes in that 'size' here are from there, on the exceptional cheap.
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I really like that the women in the test group were all different sizes.
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Originally Posted by claudine191
fun!


this is awesome:
But wombats’ pouches have a special difference — they are positioned backwards, opening toward the mother’s rear rather than her head. This allows her to dig without getting dirt in her pouch.

also - rhinoceros sized??? wow

and lastly, I had to google pics of this, and found this cartoon

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I know — isn't it fascinating how they've evolved to have a backwards pouch? Plus the hindquarters info was new to me.
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Gross but interesting...

Farts can actually spread pathogens, particularly Streptococcus pyogenes which can cause illness ranging from strep throat to heart disease. Fecal particles can go airborne with flatulence. The fact people wear clothes helps protect us a great deal. I'd actually wondered about that before but thought 'naaaah, there's a reason why I've never heard about it."

...And now you know something you may wish you didn't
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Ewwwww!

This makes me doubly glad that I didn't marry the guy with stomach issues.
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I know I'll get flamed for this but...I'm not advocating, just reporting what I was told (hiding to avoid rocks).

A nurse told me that all this handwashing doesn't actually accomplish anything and is a ploy by soap companies. She said handwashing is very important in hospitals where they are dealing with dangerous and atypical pathogens, but all this handwashing when we use the toilet is a waste unless we have actually soiled our hands and counterproductive because we are destroying the natural acid mantle of our skin which is protective against germs.

Meanwhile, a doc told me that we are covered in e-coli five minutes after washing any skin...so there you go!
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^ I'm off to google more info about this^^

I know I've read that with all of our antibiotic soaps and wipes have caused an increase in auto immune diseases (which is interesting to me, because I have one)

ETA: I found several articles that say water washing is good - that the soap dries out the protective barrier making it easier for germs to enter. And that those fill-up bottles of soap (the pumps, you can buy the big refill bottles for) - can cause up to a 26% INCREASE in germs (due to contamination of the soap itself)
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Okay, so the conclusion is that we should water wash only? Even after cleaning up after pets?

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Nah. At least not for me. I still use soap and water, but I've never been all that worried about germs.

Anyway, this contrarian view that the nurse held interested me in light of the many on this site who don't use ordinary shampoo.

ETA: I would definitely wash with soap after cleaning up after a pet, but I'm not going to worry about farts (see Sew and Sew's post).
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I think the gist was that for regular washing, a thorough water wash with vigorous rubbing (that you should do with soap, same thing) is adequate. That soap bars and refillable soaps can give you more germs. To use soap after diapers and stuff (so I assume pets) but especially if you see your hands are contaminated with something (i.e. dog poop).

I'll still use soap but my hands get really dry so it's good to know a water wash is fine. They also said stuff about alcohol based hand disinfectant but I can't remember it all.
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Something I've been curious about...How Lodge cast iron skillets are made.

Someone told me you're supposed to wash your hands with soap and water for the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday to You" twice. It's just good, clean fun!
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Something I've been curious about...How Lodge cast iron skillets are made.

Someone told me you're supposed to wash your hands with soap and water for the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday to You" twice. It's just good, clean fun!
Originally Posted by kasden
I do sing!!

also, I had never really considered cast iron skillets - but I'm happy to have learned something today!
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I am finding the coverage and debates on the whole Sony caves to cyberterrorists thing interesting. I am 100% against the cave. Despise it with a passion. I can not spend one more second tolerating all the people (little idiots wanting to mold society into their image while crushing everyone elses freedom of speech) in my own country who keep trying to get everything they don't agree with banned. Some of you may know this about me So, this really gets me. What if Charlie Chaplain would have caved when he received threats over The Great Dictator from the mid 30s-1940? We would not have had Hitler dancing a ballet. This is a slippery slope and a horrible precedent to set. *Note I am in no way comparing the actors of this film to Charlie. Oh no. That would be crazy. I like Franco, SR not so much, but no. The movie is not as important as the principal. I am however comparing people in my own country to cyberterrorists trying to police the masses when they don't agree with things. Whats the difference? You don't have to agree, you can have an opinion and you don't have to watch or listen. It's really that easy. No need to constantly try banning stupid shows or songs or ...
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