Posts Tagged ‘ house hold ’

The Mighty Dishwasher

It is reported that people who wash dishes manually develop a very interesting condition (some would say).


Because one is forced to grip wet, soapy, often smooth dishes. Those that regularly wash dishes by hand develop an aquatic grip. This aquatic grip is a layer of skin that is very very thin and has tiny tentacle like bumps. These bumps are incredibly flexible and when wet, tangle and stick to smooth surfaces.

When the soap breaks the tension between these individuals skin oils it forms a conjoined bond between the hand and the dish due to the tension being in other locations where the soap/water is much less combined.


Pretty cool ‘condition’.


~Gaian Helmers



Sponges: Our Little Bacteria Infested Friends.

It has already been shown that sponges after small amounts of time become disgusting cesspools of infection and disease…


However have you ever considered why they may turn out this way.

The first thing to understand is that kitchen cleaning sponges aren’t produced, they are farmed. Kitchen sponges in their many forms and colours are sea sponges that are put through a myriad of processes to grow into the things we use on dishes every day.


Many processes have since been revealed to the public, I’ll share some of them now:

The abrasive side of sponges are created when a certain mineral powder is dusted on one side of the almost completely grown sponge, the mineral composition is a closely kept secret among many sponge brands and vary in the finer details of portions.

The vibrant colours of sponges (yellow is their natural tone) are created by saturating their water with materials such as magnesium (for green), Lithium Chloride (for red) and Sodium Chloride (for orange) to name a few.

The shapes of sponges is fairly simple to produce, once a sponge begins to grow they place them within shapers, much like square watermelons. Once they’ve fully grown they should hold their shape and look exactly like the sponges we know of today.


So why are sponges putrid disease bags?

Well sponges are simple organisms with many little pockets of air. You constantly wet them and break down their interior structure and it leaves them prone to infection. Soon the sponge has been worked into a pulp and has long since died. At this point it begins to rapidly absorb many bacteria allowing for a rich nutrient filled shelter, warmed by the temperature of the water, fed by the food and sponge particles and constantly re-hydrated by the use for cleaning dishes.


A tip for the sponge owner:

After doing the dishes, once your sponge has reached the middle of its prime. (When its starting to show wear and is a lot more malleable) throw it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds depending on the power of your microwave. Your sponge should be dead by that point, so you’re only eradicating the bacteria that would otherwise be growing and spreading among its body.


Good luck and enjoy the clean dishes.



~Gaian Helmers


To the Throne Room

We are all royalty when on the trusty (and sometimes untrustworthy) throne. It may not be glamorous but we all need to use the bathroom eventually.

But why is it that we call it the Throne? Many are told that it is because indoor plumbing was first created for royalty and often used very fancy chairs with holes through them as toilets.

While true it is not the reason why it is called the Throne. A few decades before the posh toilets of the modern kings and queens there was a king.
King Borough Thadius from the now lost nation of Frede’lachower (located in the current north of France). Borough had a digestive parasite known as Intestinal Mites, they feed on nutrient saturated intestinal flora and cause extreme diarrhea.

As you can safely assume, Borough spent most of his time in the bathroom, so much so that his servants began to joke that it was the new throne Room.

Jokes soon became reality when the king decided to added matters of state from within his new throne Room.

He passed away a few years later from lack of nutrition, his brief use of the bathroom as his throne Room left a lasting expression among his nation and it soon spread globally.

Let us all thank King Borough Thadius for making our trip to The Throne Room a little more fancy…


~Gaian Helmers


Deep Reflection

It has recently been discovered that there is a deepened reflection in mirrors.


This may not seem like anything at first glance but what it means is that mirrors reflect the gap between the glass face and the actual face of reflection, thus doubling its size.  If one were to make a 2 foot thick mirror, it could potentially be a gate into the reflective world.


You WOULD have to be able to pass through the glass but light does that all the time.  We will need to rely on the physicists and engineers to be able to get us to that point, but from them on we’ll have double the worlds capacity right in our bathrooms and purses.


~Gaian Helmers