You Can Save the Planet by Showering with Your Friends
As I'm sure you know by now, we here at I-Rock 93.5 are always at the forefront of environmentalism. That's why I decided to draw attention to a very special holiday we should definitely jump on the bandwagon for. Saturday, February 5th, is National Shower with a Friend Day. The holiday started unassumingly enough as a way for a shower filter company in Colorado to promote its "friend" the new filter citing "your body absorbs more chlorine through the skin and lungs while showering than while drinking tap water." Not to mention the benefits of water conservation and electricity efficiency with less heating of water. No matter the reason, this is one goofy holiday I wholeheartedly support.
The first shower patent goes all the way back to 1767 with William Feetham's invention using a pump to force water above the user's head, and then pulling a chain to release the water (Flashdance, anyone?). In 1850, showers were finally connected to running water sources. Skip ahead a couple centuries, and the average shower time is around 8 minutes with women spending more time in the shower than men. You guys want to know what we're doing in the shower for so long? Too bad. I'm not giving up that secret.
With these frigid temperatures right now, my suggestion is that we extend this holiday all the way through Valentine's Day. You know...for the sake of conserving water and energy and such. Just make sure you've got some extra hydrating bodywash, because we all know that water will surely dry out your...uh...skin.