• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • How Safe Is It To Walk Barefoot In Cities?

    July 14th, 2011
    barefoot  [html]
    When I first started walking barefoot to work, back at the end of april, I was worried about hurting my feet by stepping on glass. Several people warned me about it, but I couldn't find any good data on how likely it was. I've now been commuting barefoot most days since then, and I found a glass splinter in my foot for the first time today. (It wasn't so bad; it hurt some, I pulled it out with tweezers.) I count about fourty hours of walking barefoot commuting to work daily over a little more than two months, including that I wasn't walking the whole way barefoot at first and some days I took the bus. Adding in other times I've been barefoot, on the weekends, etc, and I think it comes to about fifty hours of walking around somerville and cambridge. So: 2% chance of glass per hour walked (but wide error bars).

    Note: I watch the ground pretty carefully when I walk, avoiding glass etc. If you are less careful, you'll probably step on more bad things.

    Comment via: facebook

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    Learning Worst Industry Practices

    If I have a bad idea and you have a bad idea and we exchange them, we now have two bad ideas. But more than that. If I have a bad idea and you have a good idea and we exchange them, we should both land on your good idea – but that requires both […]

    via Pedestrian Observations September 20, 2020

    Collections: Iron, How Did They Make It? Part I, Mining

    This week we are starting a four-part look at pre-modern iron and steel production. As with our series on farming, we are going to follow the train of iron production from the mine to a finished object, be that a tool, a piece of armor, a simple nail, a w…

    via A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry September 18, 2020

    Learning Game

    I came up with this game. In the game one person thinks of something and then gives the other person a clue. And the other person writes a guess down on a blackboard or a piece of paper. Or really anything you have that's laying around that's av…

    via Lily Wise's Blog Posts September 17, 2020

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact