Police help fight Mister Tooth Decay
Blog Guy, I want to teach my family to cut back on the water we use. Do you have any figures on how much water it takes to, say, have a shower.
Sure. A shower takes two gallons of water a minute, so you should make it a quick one.
And a bath?
That’s a huge 50 gallons. If you put bricks in your bathtub so it fills up faster that helps, but you may experience cuts and scratches.
I see. And what about brushing our teeth?
That’s a whopping 860 gallons of water, as you can see in this photo. But it’s worth it for good dental hygiene.
Hold on, Blog Guy. No wonder it uses that much water. That dude is brushing his teeth in the spray from a WATER CANNON.
Right. Dentists recommend it. The intense water pressure helps remove plaque, tartar, loose fillings and sometimes lips. If your gums don’t stop bleeding after three days, consult a physician.
Sigh. Okay, and how can we save water by using our toilet less?
Eat lots of bananas, cheese and rice to bind up your stomach for a few days, maybe a week. Also, avoid watching TV shows about fountains and waterfalls, and you can go days without using a toilet.
Blog Guy, I think you’re an idiot…
Oh, excuse me, the cops are chasing protesters down my street with a water cannon. Time to brush!
Top: A student pretends to brush his teeth as police use water cannons to disperse protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta, March 2, 2010, where the parliamentary inquiry committee’s recommendations over the Bank Century rescue is being held. REUTERS/Beawiharta
Right: A police riot vehicle uses a water cannon to break up demonstrators during a strike in Bogota, March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Fredy Builes