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Posts Tagged ‘water’

The .Gif Friday Post No. 540 – Powering an Escalator, Gorilla Rinse Cycle & Cat Pursuit

Friday, 29 June 2018

[Found here, here and here. 2nd one came from this vid.]

I just realized that I’d mis-numbered some of our previous .Gif Friday Posts. The numbering errors and permalinks have been updated and we’re now over 1,600 .gif animations in the archive. Collect ’em all!. – Bunk

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The .Gif Post No. 525 – Mr. Molotov, Happy Water & Escalator Plow

Friday, 2 March 2018

I could watch these all day.
[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 511 – Wave Generator of Doom, Gutterslide Boys, Waterslide Inertia & Traffic Jam

Friday, 24 November 2017

The third one looks like Action Park material. Check out THIS waterslide.

[Found here, here, here and here.]

Growing Dogs: Part 4 – Over Watering

Monday, 13 November 2017

“Assuming you start with good stock, all it takes are a few clippings, good soil, and bone meal mulch to get ’em to take root and prosper,” said Ms. Crumbler, 78. “Then you have to keep them watered. They do better in the shade, otherwise they tend to wither, and you have to crop ’em back occasionally.”

Sage words indeed. On the other hand, some breeds adapt to over-watering better than others (such as Lily pictured above). Many breeds tolerate over-watering well, but excessive soaking may cause a wrinkled appearance accompanied with a pungent yeasty odor.

After a few days out of the water, most dogs revert to their natural state and the odors should dissipate from your carpet and furniture within a year or so.

[Top image found here, 2nd from here. Related posts here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.508 – Teaching Miss Manners 1, Teaching Miss Manners 2 & Pupsquirt

Friday, 3 November 2017

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.494 – Hedgehogs on Inflatable Flamingos, Blooming Owl & Bear In The Box

Friday, 21 July 2017

[Found here, here and here. Related post here.]

Water so pure you can smell it.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

“Up your nose with a rubber hose.” –Gabe Kaplan

[Image scraped from a specious advertisement – unknown original source.]

The .GIF Friday Post No.474 – California Winter, Parking Lot Pothole & The Karma of the Pylon

Friday, 3 March 2017

spring-thaw

pothole

no-parking-my-foot

[Found here, here and here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 447 – Now I gotta go pee.

Friday, 12 August 2016

pipedrip
invisible drinking fountain
firehydrant
waterwatcher

[All found in here. Warning: there’s some odd redirecting going on at that site.]

Something about this amuses me.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Life Straw

No, he’s not whistling songs to the fishes. He’s drinking water containing dead microscopic animal carcasses so that he can conserve his stash of Evian. Very cool.

This eco-friendly guy is demonstrating how to properly use a “Life Straw,” a water filtration device that, in an emergency, allows one to drink up to 264 gallons of water without getting amoebic dysentery or other nastiness that flourishes in non-chlorinated water. In order to use the device, one must lay prone on the muddy bank of a polluted stream, fetid pool, or on the tarmac next to an oil-laced pothole, and just stick it in and suck it up.

Apparently you’re not allowed to use a collapsible camping cup to scoop up the filthy polluted disease-laden water. You gotta get down and do it like the slugs and snails while keeping your watch dry. (After all, you gotta know what time you’re going to be dehydrated, rignt?)

Generally, if you drink enough fluid so that you rarely feel thirsty and your urine is colorless or light yellow — and measures about 6.3 cups (1.5 liters) or more a day if you were to keep track — your fluid intake is probably adequate.

That’s from the Mayo Clinic website. So assuming you keep track of your piss volume, 264 gallons of fresh water = 1,056 quarts = 2,112 Pints = 4,224 cups. 4,224 cups /6.3 cups /day = 670.5 days worth of water. That’s almost 2 years of clean water for only $19.95. Damn cheap, and you could lap out of every toilet bowl you ran across without fear of turning into a dog.

The question is, who wanders so far away from civilization that they would need 2 years of fresh water for a hiking trip? Maybe they brought a friend with them and reduced the supply by half. Bring more friends, and they better bring their own.

On the other hand, if the product filters like it’s supposed to, at $20 US a pop (excuse me, $19.95 + Shipping & Handling for non-indigenous hikers lost for a couple of years in the bush) there should be no 3rd World people that can’t afford it… until you realize that many are living on pennies a day because their governments won’t allow them to do otherwise, assuming they even have governments.

This product, although it is little more than an overpriced equivalent to chlorine tablets, or to scooping water out of a bog and boiling the hell out of it in a pot, is aimed at people like Mister Mudsucker above.

I love EnvironMentalCapitalism. =D

P.S. The link doesn’t say if it works on water from the garden hose.

[Update: Apparently potable water purification tablets are a lot more expensive per gallon than this device, and you’d still have to strain the muck from the water at some point during treatment; however, if you drop that sucking thingy into the pool of filth, I guess you’d have to sanitize it in boiling water anyway.]


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