Deaths-head Jester

[The Project]
[The ApocaDocs]
[Equal Share]
The Six Scenarios:
[Species Collapse]
[Infectious Disease]
[Climate Chaos]
[Resource Depletion]
[Biology Breach]


It's weekly, funny, and free!


More than 5,600 stories!

A great gift
for crisis deniers!

The ApocaDocs have a Book!
Humoring the Horror of the
Converging Emergencies
94 color pages
$24.99 now $15!
Or read FREE online!


Ping this story
in social media:

Posted Tue Apr 21 2009: from Boston Globe:
Fewer showers to help prevent global warming?
...Officials at the Kingston campus set out to see if they could change student behavior around some of the most common and wasteful energy habits on campus: leaving computers on when not in use, keeping the heat and/or air conditioners on when they leave a room, and taking excessively long showers....Based on an initial survey, URI students took showers that lasted an average of 13 minutes each. After the first semester, shower length remained virtually unchanged, but students reduced the number they took from eight to 6.8 per week. "Shower length is the most difficult behavior to change; it seems to be ingrained in people as a right," said Scott Finlinson, coordinator of the project for NORESCO, the energy services company hired by the University. "While men tend to be willing to reduce the length of their showers, women say that they have too much to do in the shower to cut back on the time spent there."
[Read more stories about: carbon emissions, water issues, stupid humans]
This item will appear in our PANIQuiz!

Your Quips:
Brittney says: "Gosh -- shave legs, armpits, upper lips, eyelids, eyebrows, knuckles, genitals.... how can we do that in 10 minutes?"

Got a PaniQuip?

Your Quip (limit 140 characters, no links, just wit):

First name:

The text shown in the Web image to the right:

We reserve the right to reuse, remove, or refuse any entry.

'Doc Jim says:
When the Apocalypse comes... I intend on smelling real good!

More stories:
  • Bayer safety lapses 'could have eclipsed Bhopal'
  • Poisoned Water
  • (Fewer showers to help prevent global warming?)
  • World's Land Slipping in Quality
  • Climate victims will double - Oxfam

  • Want to explore more?
    Try the PaniCloud!
    Copyright 2010 The