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Sep. 21st, 2004 | 09:19 am

Who decided the size of the towels you get in a restroom when you pull the lever down? Everyone pumps it 2 or 3 times anyway, why not make it larger by default? Is there a complex equation relating maximum drying efficiency with minimal resource waste? Is it whatever size randomly occurred with the leftover gear and lever they had lying around when it was first designed? Perfect size for the CEO's hand? Has it been an evolution over time, or generally the same size? Is there an international standards board for it? Are there committees in corporations right now fine tuning the size?

These are the kinds of things I think about. If only my power could be used for good.

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