The Sunscreen Smokescreen, July 11, 2011
It started with a question. It always does. This time, the question was simple: How much sunscreen should I wear? I’m a pale geek who burns. I wanted to know the optimal. A simple question with a simple answer, right? Wrong. This simple question took me on a massive journey through the data, information myths and misinformation that surround our perception of sunscreen. I’m calling it the Sunscreen Smokescreen. All our data, calculations and references here: http://www.bit.ly/sunscreensmoke
Strange Random Sunscreen Quote:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97… wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be IT.
The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
- Information is Beautiful on the Datablog: the Sunscreen Smokescreen (guardian.co.uk)
- What You Need to Know About Sunscreen In One Infographic [Infographic] (lifehacker.com)
- A Review of the Five Best Sunscreens that are Safe for Both You & Your Child (savings.com)
- Mrs. Money: Eco-Friendly Sun Protection Tips (savings.com)
- Sunscreen! (mystylemaven.wordpress.com)
- Great Inspirational Video: “Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen” (ariannasrandomthoughts.wordpress.com)
- These Baby Sunscreens Work Better Than Most Adult Sunscreens (gizmodo.com.au)
- 9 Surprising Truths about Sunscreens (greenflbroker.com)
To coincide with this weekend’s celebration in many countries of Saint Valentine’s Day, the website Grammar Man (specialising in English through the use of comics) presents a Classical Comics sample version of Romeo and Juliet. You can find the complete balcony scene to view online or download as a pdf file and there are also question sheets available.
If you prefer a more orthodox approach to Shakespeare, then you’ll probably hate the Reduced Shakespeare Company and their 10-minute version, so please DON’T WATCH IT.
Strange Random Romeo & Juliet Quote (or two):
“Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 2.2