kottke.org posts about showering

Clever shower design; the water pipe alsoJan 07 2008

Clever shower design; the water pipe also holds the curtain up.

Why does your shower curtain do thatJul 02 2007

Why does your shower curtain do that thing where it blows into you while you're showering? David Schmidt did some fluid-flow modeling and found that the spray creates a vortex (basically a low pressure region) which sucks the curtain in. (via cyn-c)

Ian Frazier on operating the shower curtain.Jan 02 2007

Ian Frazier on operating the shower curtain. As a showering enthusiast, I appreciated the description of the convection effect that causes the shower curtain to inexplicably fly inward.

The goal of The Shower Project wasDec 15 2006

The goal of The Shower Project was to shower with 100 women by the end of 1999 and photograph the results.

You can pry my shower from my dry, dead handJul 08 2005

Regular readers know that I love me some showering** so this news comes as a bit of a shock:

Taking regular showers could pose a health risk and even result in permanent brain damage, it has been claimed. Scientists believe that breathing in small amounts of manganese dissolved in the water may harm the nervous system. The damage may occur even at levels of the naturally occurring metal normally considered safe, say the US researchers. Although manganese levels in public water supplies are monitored, regulators have not considered the long-term effects of inhaling vaporised manganese while showering, they claim.

Inhalation of vaporised manganese...maybe that's why I've been feeling off my game lately.

** Further reading on kottke.org about showers & showering:

Thinking in the shower
Short pieces on my shower
Improving the shower

How to take the sting out of a sunburnJun 29 2005

How to take the sting out of a sunburn. By taking a hot shower?

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