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Archive for March 21st, 2015

Interesting factoids about red-haired people

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Very interesting: they bleed more (in surgery, for example) and also require 20% more anesthesia.

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21 March 2015 at 3:41 pm

Posted in Daily life, Medical, Science

TIME magazine covers: US v. the world

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Very interesting differences. The comparison was made 4 years ago, but the differences are remarkable.

Written by LeisureGuy

21 March 2015 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Daily life, Media

Test shave to compare RazoRock Baby Smooth and the Standard

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SOTD 21 March 2015

Sort of hard to see the razors, but that’s the Standard in front (with a UFO handle) and the RazoRock Baby Smooth in the back.

First the lather. This tub of Truefitt and Hill long antedates their outsourcing and any reformulation and it creates a terrifically good lather with a very traditional lavender fragrance. The Vie-Long horsehair brush is a lather beast.

I used both razors in each pass, shaving some with one and some with the other. So far as I can tell, they are very close. Both are very comfortable, and both are very efficient. The RazoRock might shave a tad easier, but it’s quite close (for me).

Here is a close-up of the heads:

two razors

As you can see, the RazoRock on the left curves the blade substantially more than the Standard on the right. The Standard also has a large blade gap compare to the RazoRock, but the blade’s edge is inside the protective envelope formed by cap and guard—thus the equivalent feel of comfort, I imagine.

Considering that the Baby Smooth costs just a little more than half of the Standard, it’s a relative bargain: $45 for Baby Smooth, $80 for Standard.

A good splash of Lilac Vegetal and I get a very late start…

Written by LeisureGuy

21 March 2015 at 1:21 pm

Posted in Shaving

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