Saving water is important in the modern day and age. We need to be helping the environment, and saving water can do that. As an added bonus, it will also help you save on your water bills. So, experts say a four-minute shower is plenty. This way, you help the environment, save water, but remain completely clean. It is the perfect compromise.
However, when you’re midway through a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody, you don’t really feel like getting out. Or you’re just cosy and warm. Maybe you haven’t washed the conditioner out yet. Whatever it is, four minutes is nothing at all. Literally, it isn’t long enough to sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody from start to finish. And if that isn’t your shower routine, it should be.
However, this shower curtain kicks you out in an incredibly novel way. When your four minutes are up, the curtain inflates giant spikes!
The spikes aren’t meant to hurt you. After all, they’re only inflatable. However, they fill all the space in the shower, making washing or even standing cumbersome and awkward. As an added bonus, it’s hilarious.
But four minutes? Are you serious? That doesn’t seem long enough at all. Especially for people with thicker hair that needs washing – what are they to do?
Maybe it would work better if you could set your own timer – but then there is nothing stopping you from setting it for an hour. That would result in an essentially limitless shower, and wouldn’t save any water. I guess the only answer is taking the shower curtain down when you need to wash your hair!
Luckily, the curtain is only for museums at the moment, so don’t expect to see it when staying at a friend’s. It is just meant to make you think about the impact your showers have on the environment.
Would you make use of this funny, but potentially awkward, invention? Let us know in the comments, or share with your family and friends. You can also check out similar stories on Happiest, like this one about scientists who cloned a “super grove” of ancient redwood trees.