Tagged: chlorine

| Filed under It Must Be Science!

Update: People are the worst

“Only you can stop starting forest fires. Or peeing in the pool. Seriously. Stahp.”

As a species, we humans live in a constant state of denial. We’re programmed that way. For instance, an observable phenomenon known as Dunning-Kruger effect causes us to inflate how great we are to avoid depression, resulting in not understanding why we take bad pictures or sound weird in voicemail. (It’s because that’s how everyone else hears/sees us, please stop singing.)

This level of denial also applies to things that we definitely do, but would never cop to. Well, the science is in and, yep, we’re awful.

Lest anyone tries to deny peeing in the pool: we’re busted. Everyone knows now. We all thought it was the perfect crime — everyone’s wet, bathing suits don’t show pee, anything amiss is killed by chlorine … except artificial sweeteners. And they’re in everything, not just diet soda. You’re not fooling anyone, person who hasn’t left the pool for six hours except for new beers, and the chlorine smell is only getting stronger to kill your foul excretions.

Also, we’re the ones setting most forest fires. And not like just over half of them, and the other half is droughts, wind and Jerry Bruckheimer’s production logo. Five out of six forest fires — 84 percent — are started by us. We’re doing it so much that we stretched that normal 46 days per year of nature claiming California homes to 154 days, every year. Smokey’s too busy fighting the Trump administration, people. This one’s on us.

So, yeah. It’s time to face facts: people may overwhelmingly mean well, but we don’t act that way.

| Filed under War on Animals

Somone dumped chlorine at a furry convention

Here’s a reminder to all you warriors out there: furries don’t count as animals, so they are not your enemy. Someone in Chicago didn’t get that message over the weekend.

On Saturday night the Midwest FurFest was in full swing at a Chicago hotel. Then someone dumped powdered chlorine in a stairwell, causing the entire building to be evacuated. Thousands of people had nothing but their fuzzy, animal-like costumes to shield them from the Chicago winter. The chlorine gas was so strong that 19 guests had to be treated for dizziness.

Again, while they may look like animals, there are humans underneath. Do not attack furries.