Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Good Clean (Smelling) Fun

Oh, those sweaty Brits. Finally fed up with the complaints, Thorpe Park in Chertsey is dealing with the problem of body odor by banning raised on arms on its roller coasters.
Not all the time, only when the temperature is in excess of 25C (that's 25*9/5+32=77F to us stupid Americans). Apparently that is the temperature at which the odors become overwhelming, according to Thorpe Park director Mike Vallis.
"Say NO to BO" signs are posted, and those not complying may be removed from the park.
Brendan Walker, an aeronautical engineer and theme park ride "thrillologist", said people waiting for rides designed to release adrenaline inevitably sweat more than usual.
And sweat is bad when you're out for a day of good, clean fun.

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