While a liquid soap dispenser is very convenient, a good old solid bar of soap is a much ‘greener’ option, as it’s more concentrated and doesn’t require a plastic bottle. But squishy, wet soap bars next to the basin are a pain, and they harbour bacteria too. So, what to do? Young designer Nathalie Stämpfli has come up with a very satisfactory solution with her Soap Flakes soap holder. It takes an ordinary bar of soap, and shaves off tiny soap flakes every time you want to wash your hands.
I think some people are just TOO good at ideas.
'Harbours bacteria'. THAT is why the liquid soap. It's fucking antibacterial.
Obviously whoever designed this didn’t take biology, or work in food service.
If the soap gets wet, to be sure. I do think that the design could be improved (the top bit) but I really don’t understand what you’re on about.
Liquid soap is antibacterial. That’s why you use it. To get bacteria off your hands, and stop them infecting you.
If regular soap harbours bacteria, it’s not very effective as soap, is it? The one reason to use soap, to kill bacteria, and it fails at that by harbouring them.
If soap does not kill bacteria, what good is it as soap?
Are we reading the same thing? I don’t get why you keep bringing up the bit about “harbouring bacteria”. It’s precisely because of that problem that this was invented… The reasons are right there.
On another note: Skorpy, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I’ve noticed this trend where it seems like you’re just misunderstanding articles completely, and it does bother me.
“It seems like everything is “antibacterial" these days. About 75 percent of liquid soaps currently on shelves in American grocerystores display that word on their labels, and we are constantly adding new antibacterial products to our cleansing arsenals. So are we cleaner now than ever before? Some experts say no.
First let’s take a look at how soapworks on a chemical level. To make soap, you need to combine an acid and a base (or alkali). The acid is fat (fatty acids and triglycerides), and the base issodium hydroxide (NaOH). The mixture causes the fatty acids to separate from the triglycerides andfuse with the hydroxide ions, forming a salt that we call “soap.” Soap has two main functions:
- Decrease water’s surface tension
- Bind to dirt, oil and bacteria
It can do these things because one part of the soap molecule is hydrophilic (water-binding) and the other is hydrophobic (water-repellent). The hydrophilic part allows the hydrophobic fatty acids to come into contact with other hydrophobic substances, such as the dirt on the surface that is being cleaned. When the grime adheres to the soap’s fatty acids, it becomes encapsulated in droplets of water. Dirt, oil and bacteriaare easily scrubbed off and washed away in this suspended state. So ordinary soap does get rid of bacteria. But does antibacterial soap get rid of even more?
Possibly. But there are several main points to consider in our antibacterial craze:
- The antibacterial components of soaps (usually triclosan or, less commonly, triclocarbon) need to be left on a surface for about two minutes in order to work. Most people are not this patient, and end up washing off the soap before the antibacterial ingredients can do their job.
- Some scientists theorize that bacteria may develop a resistance to bactericidal agents over time.
- Some bacteria actually benefit us. The normal population of bacteria on our bodies not only eats oursweat, but also helps defend us against truly harmful, invasive bacteria.
- Many common diseases are viral in nature, anyway, and are therefore not prevented by antibacterial products.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), antibacterial soaps are not necessary, but washing your hands thoroughly with ordinary soap and warm water is one of the most effective ways to ward off infection.”
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i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.
that is all i ask.
When I saw the trailer for this when I went to see the Lego movie it was so stunning I knew it was a movie I had to see
Also it looks like it;s by the same person who did El tirge
which was a great and fun show
ALSO!!! So far the trailers have be CHOCK FULL of allusions and references to different parts of Mexican culture and history!!
That beautiful lady up there is La Muerte and she’s straight up based off Catrinas which are popular figures and dolls used to represent Dia De Los Muertos.
NOT ONLY THAT but the weird texture on her skin is sugar! Why sugar? Sugar skulls! They’re a common treat found being sold by vendors and made by other families on Dia De Los Muertos.
BUT WOAH DON’T STOP THERE Along with having those two things play into her design she also has cempasúchil (marigold to put it simply) flowers in her hat. Why’s that important? Those are called flor de los muertos, flower of the dead. They’re used to honor the dead and decorate the altars made by loved ones of the deceased.
And this is just ONE design. All of that thought, care, and attention to detail went into ONE design and that’s only scratching the surface. This isn’t even touching on the adelita twins NOR the town itself.
Like really, this is turning out to be a film crafted out of pure love and respect for the culture and the medium itself and, like OP, all I ask is that you PLEASE go check out this film when it’s released.
Because while you may verbally support it, the studio and the industry itself NEEDS to see money tied in with your voice and the voices of everyone else who has been supporting this film.
And hey! Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman are in it!
So yeah, GO WATCH THE BOOK OF LIFE.
dude I don’t know anybody who isn’t excited for this film.
The plot in this summary isn’t accurate! But that’s okay, that means there’s more reason to go see it!!
LA CATRINA IS SO BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT HER WHEN SHE APPEARS THERE’S ROSE PETAAALLLSSS
XIBALBA IS SO SCARY TOO I’M ALREADY AFRAID OMFG RON PERLMAN THO
you are all fools if you don’t go see this but I am sure all of you will
"The sea god better be Cthulhu."
"Close. It’s Spongebob."
The Incredibles (2004)
DID DASH JUST MAKE A JOKE ABOUT HIS SISTER SUCKING SOMEONE…
No wonder why she attacked him.
I NEVER GOT THAT JOKE WHEN I WAS LITTLE I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS BECAUSE SHE JUST HAD A CRUSH ON HIM
Something tells me she already ate Tony’s loaf…
Did nobody notice Tony’s last name? Rydinger?
Fact: The reason many people say that Pansexuals don’t exist is because they are actually just swarms of bees in human clothing. Do not make the bees angry.
why the fuck does everyone in the purge movies want to kill people if crime was legal i’d find a way to erase my student debt and also probably steal a bunch of new clothes