That doesn’t make any real sense
The mayor office announced congestion pricing the other day.
There were more cops than protestors but I suppose that’s a good thing.
At least everyone was dressed warmly – it’s been brick around here, lately.
If I told you that I opened up a can of coke and was shocked that no soda came out anywhere but the hole on top, you would think I was just being strange.
Obviously, if I opened a can of soda, the only place any soda would come out of would be the hole I created when I opened the can, yeah?
Conversely, if I didn’t open the can of soda, no soda would come out.
All this seems elementary, no?
But what if I said to you something like, “You should wear a hat because most of your body heat comes from your head?”
To me, it sounds precisely the same as if I said, “Most soda comes outta the can from the hole you made.”
Do you know why most of your body heat comes off your head when your head’s not covered?
Because: Your head’s not covered and the rest of your body is.
Like, if you go out into a wintery day, fully dressed, including gloves and boots – guess where most of your body heat would escape?
That’s right: Your head. Because it’s not covered and the rest of your body is.
So, it’s technically true that, “Most of your body heat comes from your head.”
But that’s super misleading.
It has the air of truth but only a little bit of actual truth to it.
It’s more accurate to say, “Heat’s gonna escape from your head because that’s the part of your body that’s not covered up.”
This has driven me mad for decades.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
Location: next door, having my third plate of shrimp and checking out heavy machinery
Music: Baby, you can steal my sheets (Spotify)
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