Is this what we all have to look forward to in retirement?
You fought retired people don't like to
be warm when it's five degrees above
Evenbob,You should put in more hours at the roulette tables, then you could afford to keep your thermostat set to a more comfortable level.
Not worth it. I only live in two rooms,
my small office and small bedroom.
Which I heat with space heaters or
candles to get it to 68.
63 is a fine temp for walking around
packed snow to get one gallon of
water. This is why eating snow to
remain hydrated is not a good idea.
I remember reading a story maybe 10 or so years ago about an architect who built his house to be as thermally efficient as possible. As I recall, the goal was to get as close to zero heat transfer in or out when all windows and doors were shut. He claimed that in the winter, if the house was too cold, all he had to do to warm it up was toss a ball for his dog to chase. Excess canine body heat did the rest.
That architect is full of you know what. If he did ever design a house that got to zero heat transfer in or out, it would never be cold. The house would be a inferno heat trap. All the heat from lightbulbs, microwaves, refrigerators TVs & computer could never escape and would just build up inside the house. The fact that his house is freezing on a winter day shows his house is leaking heat left and right.
The band 3 Dog Night got it's name when the girlfriend of one of the member's read a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a dingo, i.e., a feral dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night were freezing, it was a "three dog night".
There must be some equation for converting: 1 dog = X candles = Y BTU
ASHRAE lists the standard sensible heat gain of a sedentary human at 215btu/hr. Assuming dogs body temp is close to a humans I would just adjust the % for how many pounds the dog weighs.
history of toilet paper. It was invented
by the Chinese in 600ad. By the 13th century
ten million packages of 1,000 to 10,000
sheets of toilet paper were manufactured
People in Europe weren't so lucky.
"Wealthy people wiped themselves with wool, lace or hemp, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stones, sand, moss, water, snow, ferns, plant husks, fruit skins, seashells, or corncobs, depending upon the country"
Sand seashells or corncobs? Wood shavings?
No wonder people were constipated, they
were terrified of the outhouse, chamber
Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
Celery has negative calories. It takes more calories to eat celery than there is in it to begin with.