Monday, June 09, 2008

We're havin' a heat wave

It's supposed to get into the mid-90s in Boston today, with humidity somewhere around 5,000%. Humans shouldn't live like this. Luckily, science can help us find a solution. The answer lies in an engineering concept called heat exchange, which just means moving energy from one location (e.g., your ass) to another location (e.g., away from your ass). Heat exchange works best where the barrier is lowest, which usually means a very thin wall of a material that conducts heat well. You can see this illustrated on the back of refrigerators and air conditioners, where a thin wall of copper moves heat very well.

When cooling off in the summer heat, the thinnest skin allows the most rapid cooling. And that is why I'm currently pouring jello down the front of my pants.

It's science, dammit.

5 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

If you wanted to put jello down your pants, you could have just told us.

You didn't have to make up some crazy scientific reasoning behind it.

Fly your freak flag with pride, dammit!

Ɯbermilf said...

Some of us just turn on the air conditioning, but to each his or her own

Scarlet Hip said...

Slappy's pants - where there's always room for jello.

TastyMcJ said...

The Thinnest skin? Down the front of my pants in the most calloused part of my body.

slappy said...

Earl: I'm an engineer, of course I need a reason.

Ubie: My way is more energy efficient.

Scarlet: Mine and Cosby's.

Tasty: I think you're doing something wrong...