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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2013, 12:35:46 AM »
They are carbon filters encapsulated in plastic.  Carbon is supposed to remove impurities.

Once I ate a pack of matches and the doctor told my mother to feed me burnt toast and tea (toast w/carbon to remove toxins).

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2013, 02:04:50 AM »
Activated Charcoal, good times.

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2013, 03:34:54 AM »
Back in the day I had 6 red-breasted piranhas (6 to 10 inches long) and used charcoal filters. I baked the impurities out of it in the oven and reused it.

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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2013, 03:45:49 AM »
You rolled meat fishes over britta filters and then grilled dat poo? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. You hardcore sun. While carnivorous fish would certainly terrify off my roommate off the bless'ed pitcher, I don't think that'd ride.

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2013, 04:52:36 AM »
Not exactly... fish tank filters.

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2013, 05:29:26 AM »
You rolled meat fishes over britta filters and then grilled dat poo? fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. You hardcore sun. While carnivorous fish would certainly terrify off my roommate off the bless'ed pitcher, I don't think that'd ride.

 ;D  I laughed so loud... ;D


BRITA claims the filters have a double action:
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The activated carbon filter eliminates bad odor and the taste of halogen compounds that chlorine makes when present in tap water.
The exchange ion resin lowers the concentration of calcium carbonates, accordingly softening tap water.

To date, no scientific studies appear to quantify the claims.

They're intended for tap water so probably aren't safe for other water sources and you should change the filter periodically (I don't know how much water can they filter).

Once I ate a pack of matches and the doctor told my mother to feed me burnt toast and tea (toast w/carbon to remove toxins).

Pffftt, that must have worked great as a punishment and for you not to eat matches again. As for removing toxins...  ::)  :D

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #51 on: September 18, 2013, 01:40:03 AM »
I never did eat matches again.

8ully, I would expect that pirhanas in the Brita pitcher might dissuade the roommate, it would make the water rather unpalatable at the same time.  You nearly made me spray my screen with water when I read your response to brickbatz's rare culinary adventures.

Why don't you buy the roommate his own pitcher and tell him to deal with it, not to drink yours?  (I assume you will say he'd just drink yours if his was dry or he ran out of filters).  It's worth a shot if you have the space in your fridge.

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« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
We already have to make him buy filters, or he "forgets". The thing is fairly large and already takes up about half a shelf in the fridge, it wouldn't really be feasible, nor would it stop him.

He pulled a brand match on the mayo "Oops, sorry, didn't mean to use yours". I've never found that gambit particularly clever, nor did it pay off. There were only about two sandwiches of mayo left in that bottle, so I bought the olive oil type. (He says that the olive oil type is for hippies.)

Unfortunately, these small transgressions are endemic to shared living spaces. At least he doesn't try to tell me I can't cook meat. That one was a real winner.

For reference, when she moved in, I asked if the meat thing would be a problem, she said it would not be.

Yeah, fishy water would be full of nastiness. probably be cool looking though, and going by bricks post, that's pretty much their natural habitat.

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« Reply #53 on: September 18, 2013, 08:08:11 AM »
Funny stuff here.  :D

Actually, while I was camping and dirt bike riding the heater in my tank malfunctioned and the piranhas were floating when I got home. Cooked you might say.  :P

Shortly before that a guy offered me $125.00 apiece for them. Wish I would have taken the money.
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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #54 on: September 18, 2013, 08:19:55 PM »
They're ugly suckers.  Like swimming muscle with a mouth.

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« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2013, 10:45:02 PM »
They're ugly suckers.  Like swimming muscle with a mouth.

Ew, you sure do paint a vivid picture.
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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #56 on: September 19, 2013, 12:27:32 AM »
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2013, 11:41:13 AM »
I've seen piranha bites and not in movies.
I live by ParanĂ¡ river and every once in a while in a hot day during a dry summer there's an attack.
One day in 2008 about 40 people were attacked. (I know, it's in Spanish.  ::)).
We called them palometas (Serrasalmus marginatus).

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Re: The Roommate Chronicles: Vol 13.
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2013, 12:14:37 PM »
I fed mine raw liver. If they didn't eat it all I had to get it out of the tank. I would swish my hand around in the water to spook them, then grab the meat.

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« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2013, 12:23:06 PM »
You do know they have nets you can use for that...right?
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