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Traveling 5,000 Miles to Say Goodbye From Six Feet Away

- Skinny 6-21-2020 9:00 am [link] [add a comment]

Beware the toilet

The list of once-innocuous things that we now fear — hugs, handshakes, surfaces — just got longer. A new study found that flushing a toilet releases a plume of aerosols that can linger long enough to be inhaled by the next person, or land elsewhere in the bathroom.

Using simulations, the researchers showed that the clouds can send coronavirus particles up to three feet high. A single flush produces about 6,000 tiny droplets and even tinier aerosols.

Previous research has found viable particles in infected people’s feces, and while the virus prefers the lungs and respiratory tract, it has also been known to settle in the small intestine. The degree to which toilets contribute to transmission remains unknown, but you can take precautions: When possible, close the lid before you flush, and wear a mask in public or shared bathrooms.

- Skinny 6-16-2020 7:28 pm [link] [1 comment]


- Skinny 6-15-2020 9:10 am [link] [add a comment]


- Skinny 6-09-2020 10:17 am [link] [add a comment]

Someone in PDX left their pig at the demonstrations.....

- Skinny 6-07-2020 11:58 pm [link] [add a comment]

"Thank you to the many thousands of Portlanders who demonstrated tonight without violence. Your voice is powerful, and I am with you," said Portland Police Chief Jami Resch. "While your actions did not get the attention and coverage of the other events downtown, I want you to know we see you and we hear your message. To all of our Bureau members and mutual aid partners, I am grateful for your continued efforts and service. To my staff, to our partner agencies, and to the many other thousands of people who worked to keep tonight safe, thank you. I have had many conversations with demonstrators and community leaders over this past week. I am inspired and encouraged by their wisdom and their guidance."

- Skinny 6-07-2020 11:46 pm [link] [3 comments]



- steve 6-07-2020 11:11 pm [link] [1 comment]

street art (on the far side of the park is the white house)


- dave 6-05-2020 6:18 pm [link] [3 comments]

- Skinny 6-01-2020 11:58 am [link] [1 comment]

This might be my all time favorite Onion headline (although there are so many!): “Protesters criticized for looting businesses without forming private equity firm first.”

- jim 5-29-2020 4:29 pm [link] [add a comment]

like data?

- Skinny 5-29-2020 7:21 am [link] [add a comment]



- steve 5-29-2020 2:05 am [link] [add a comment]

got masks?

- bill 5-27-2020 8:22 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 5-25-2020 7:23 pm [link] [9 comments]

They missed one line......."Cause of death; LIVING!"

- Skinny 5-25-2020 1:46 pm [link] [add a comment]

Moss balls

- steve 5-24-2020 7:52 pm [link] [2 comments]

- Skinny 5-18-2020 3:01 pm [link] [add a comment]

hack-man fever

- dave 5-17-2020 1:00 pm [link] [add a comment]

when manhattan was manhatta.

- dave 5-16-2020 1:48 pm [link] [add a comment]

- bill 5-16-2020 7:21 am [link] [1 comment]


Yma dream

- bill 5-13-2020 2:48 pm [link] [add a comment]

dc media types keep posting this on my twitter feed. 

- dave 5-13-2020 10:45 am [link] [add a comment]

rip double rainbow guy

- bill 5-13-2020 9:00 am [link] [add a comment]

- bill 5-11-2020 3:51 pm [link] [add a comment]

heading out for some cuomo-sanctioned fun.

- dave 5-11-2020 1:03 pm [link] [add a comment]