Out of the Blue

I messed with the spacing between stories yesterday. I'll probably just switch at back to how it was, but if I experiment with other variations on this, feel free to offer feedback.

Spaced Links! Thanks Ant.
Links of the Morning: Napoleon Dynamite Lip Balm*. Thanks Neatorama.
Mail A Fart. Thanks Compfused.com.
Stories: Danger Out of the Gate. What's Behind the High Rate of Deaths Among U.S. Racehorses?
How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish.
Humane Society: 'Faux fur' often dog hair.
Science!: CO2 can be stored in aquifers for years: study.
Wizardry at Harvard Physicists Move Light (registration required).
Uncovering Prehistoric Hurricane Activity.
Media: How to Shower - Men & Women. The text meme set to video.
Humvee Traffic Driving in Iraq. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Follow-ups: Hunt for missing Microsoft engineer moves south.
Judge Bars Simpson From Cashing in on Book.

* "Just borrow some from the school nurse. I know she has like five sticks in her drawer."

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While I usually wash my hands after a restroom visit, I think its mostly a feelgood thing to do rather than useful in terms of hygeine. Think about what you do when you wash your hands: 1. dirty hands: open the faucet. 2. rinse/soap/rinse. Hands now clean. 3. close faucet...WAIT A MINUTE- that's the same faucet you just touched with dirty hands. So you just "undid" your handwashing. 4. Grab a towel (many restrooms have manually activiated towel dispenser, so another dirty contact point. So unless the towels have hand sanitizer on them (nearly all do not), you've really done nothing. 5. open restroom door and waslk out. Well there goes another dirty contact.

Obviously, you haven't mastered the use of the side of your hands/wrist as well as effective paper towel management.

Turn off the water with either the side of your hand or using a paper towel. Dispose of the paper towel post turning off water and opening the door to the restroom.
Beauty is truth; truth beauty - that is all ye need to know on earth...except TCP/IP.
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