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15 Geeky Items to Make Bathtime More Fun

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Getting clean doesn’t have to be a chore! These products make sudsing up a ton more fun. 

1. BACON SOAP; $7  

What better way to start the day than with the smell of bacon? Don't be surprised if reaching for this bar of bacon-scented soap has you reaching for the real thing when you're done showering.

Find it: Amazon

2.  STAR WARS HAND TOWELS; $25  

These hand towels are perfect for any Star Wars loving couple. The front of the towels feature Leia and Han silhouettes with the iconic “I love you,” “I know” quotes; on the other side, you can find several of the Rebel Alliance insignias. 

Find it: ThinkGeek

3. TARDIS SOAP ON A ROPE; $10 

As the Second Doctor might tell you, the TARDIS is completely sterile. Let it share some of that cleanliness with you, via this soap on a rope. It even comes in a matching carrying case.

Find it: ThinkGeek

4. TARDIS SHOWER RACK; $45 

If you wanted to make your shower completely Doctor Who-themed, you probably could. This shower rack hooks onto most showerheads and provides much needed shelf space for your shampoo and Electric Sonic Toothbrush.

Find it: ThinkGeek

5. KNIGHT TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER; $10 

Checkmate! This is probably the cutest toothbrush holder on the market. When you slip your toothbrush in, the bristles become the horse’s mane. 

Find it: SOHO Design Shop

6. JEDI BATHROBE; $20

Once you get out of the shower, suit up in a traditional Jedi robe and go fight the Empire. 

Find it: Amazon

7. GAMEBOY TOWEL; $28 

Dry yourself off with this Gameboy (sorry, we mean “Beachboy”) towel. It looks like there’s a surfing game already loaded up, making it perfect for both bathrooms and beaches. 

Find it: Amazon

8. ZELDA BATHROBE; $50 

You can’t save the princess until you’re all clean! This robe makes you look just like Link, complete with a shield on the back. Unfortunately, it’s going to set you back some rupees

Find it: Amazon

9. DARTH VADER BATH RUG; $14 

This Darth Vader bath rug is the perfect thing to dry your feet on (take that, Sith lord!). The tufted rug is cotton and spot clean only.

Find it: Amazon 

10. BLOOD BATH SHOWER GEL; $18

Perfect for vampire and pun lovers alike, this sack of body wash looks just like a blood bag. The cherry scented soap comes with a rope to hang it in your shower. 

Find it: Amazon

11. ARCHAEOLOGY SOAP; $13 

More correctly known as “Paleontology Soap,” this special soap comes with two plastic dinosaurs buried inside. The “earth” has different layers, just as the real earth does. Pumice is mixed into the bottom layer and bentonite clay is in the second layer, so the different layers wash away at different paces. 

Find it: ThinkGeek

12. MOUNTAIN DEW SHAMPOO; $13 

 

Mountain Dew and video games are a match made in heaven—or a college dorm, anyway. You can finally wash your hair with shampoo that smells just like the sugary soda. For added realism, it even comes with 530 mg of caffeine. Just don't mix it up with the real thing.

Find it: Etsy

13. VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE SOAP; $22  

At first glance, these might seem like Gameboy cartridges, but they’re actually soap. Each set comes with three bars modeled to look like Pokémon games: Red, Blue, and Yellow. Blue is cream soda, Red is energy citrus, and Yellow is cola.

Find it: Amazon

14. PANDA SHOWER CAP; $9  

Next time you take a shower, keep your hair safe and dry while looking like a panda by donning this adorable shower cap. 

Find it: Amazon

15. RETRO GAMING SHOWER CURTAIN; $25 

Turn every shower into a video game with this special shower curtain. It has a transparent square to let the showerer become the star of the game. 

Find it: ThinkGeek

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A Simple Trick For Figuring Out the Day of the Week For Any Given Date
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People typically remember anniversaries in terms of dates and years, not days of the week. If you can’t remember whether you got married on a Saturday or Sunday, or don't know which day of the week you were born on, there’s a simple arithmetic-based math trick to help you figure out sans calendar, according to It's Okay To Be Smart host Joe Hanson.

Mathematician John Conway invented the so-called Doomsday Algorithm to calculate the day of the week for any date in history. It hinges on several sets of rules, including that a handful of certain dates always share the same day of the week, no matter what year it is. (Example: April 4, June 6, August 8, October 10, December 12, and the last day of February all fall on a Wednesday in 2018.) Using this day—called an “anchor day”—among other instructions, you can figure out, step by step, the very day of the week you’re searching for.

Learn more about the Doomsday Algorithm in the video below (and if it’s still stumping you, check out It’s OK to Be Smart’s handy cheat sheet here).

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Pig Island: Sun, Sand, and Swine Await You in the Bahamas
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When most people visit the Bahamas, they’re thinking about a vacation filled with sun, sand, and swimming—not swine. But you can get all four of those things if you visit Big Major Cay.

Big Major Cay, also now known as “Pig Island” for obvious reasons, is part of the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas. Exuma includes private islands owned by Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and David Copperfield. Despite all of the local star power, the real attraction seems to be the family of feral pigs that has established Big Major Cay as their own. It’s hard to say how many are there—some reports say it’s a family of eight, while others say the numbers are up to 40. However big the band of roaming pigs is, none of them are shy: Their chief means of survival seems to be to swim right up to boats and beg for food, which the charmed tourists are happy to provide (although there are guidelines about the best way of feeding the pigs).

No one knows exactly how the pigs got there, but there are plenty of theories. Among them: 1) A nearby resort purposely released them more than a decade ago, hoping to attract tourists. 2) Sailors dropped them off on the island, intending to dine on pork once they were able to dock for a longer of period of time. For one reason or another, the sailors never returned. 3) They’re descendants of domesticated pigs from a nearby island. When residents complained about the original domesticated pigs, their owners solved the problem by dropping them off at Big Major Cay, which was uninhabited. 4) The pigs survived a shipwreck. The ship’s passengers did not.

The purposeful tourist trap theory is probably the least likely—VICE reports that the James Bond movie Thunderball was shot on a neighboring island in the 1960s, and the swimming swine were there then.

Though multiple articles reference how “adorable” the pigs are, don’t be fooled. One captain warns, “They’ll eat anything and everything—including fingers.”

Here they are in action in a video from National Geographic:

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