Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 2 years ago

    The middle school that I attended (back then, a grade 7-9 junior high school – I did part of the research for the principal to convert to a middle school) actually had a well-heated pool. It was built in 1970, and I was there from 1977-1980.
    On the other hand, special-needs kids swam there before the regular swimming classes, and one of them had defecated one day in 11 feet of water. Our swimming teacher tried to make us swim with the piece of feces very visible on the bottom of the deep end of the pool.
    We all refused. The teacher tried to discipline us, but the administration refused to pursue the discipline saying that we had a right to refuse to swim in that water in that condition.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    re: Richard S

    If I remember rightly, bismuth metal does. Forms crystals that are less dense than the liquid, which sounds weird.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    Bet the middle school is now the "Alternative/ Adult Ed " school…They always get the hand me downs…

  4. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    Water polo is tough enough without sticks much less a heated pool.

  5. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 2 years ago

    watching the water polo matches this summer olympics. am wondering it is like wrestling in the pool. splashing, hitting, jostling, etc…am surprised no one drowned or had some serious injury.

  6. smoore47

    smoore47 said, almost 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Jesus, TMI.

  7. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, almost 2 years ago

    The pool at the old middle school was 38% urine! Obviously it would be MUCH warmer!

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Water Polo always seemed to be pretty cruel to me. All those poor horses, trying to run while holding their breath…

  9. pumaman

    pumaman said, almost 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Maybe it was just a Baby Ruth bar ala Caddyshack! Anyway, any pool in which athletic competition takes place is kept pretty cool so the athletes don’t overheat. Those water polo players are sweating, you just can’t tell.

  10. bevgreyjones

    bevgreyjones said, almost 2 years ago

    I had a dentist who defected from the Czech water polo team duing one of the Olympic games that were held here in the States. He put himself through dental school hustling pool.

  11. bevgreyjones

    bevgreyjones said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, and I recently heard that professional swimmers pee in the pool all the time. :)

  12. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, almost 2 years ago

    @bevgreyjones

    And fish pee in the ocean all the time.

  13. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Where I went to school in Mich, Elementary school was K – 5, Jr High was 6 – 8, and High School was 9 – 12.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    It has to do with the all the molecular lattices joining into rigid geometric structures. When it is fluid they are broken up.
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    Also water’s freezing point isn’t exact. It can be frozen and liquid at the same time.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Volume ratio involved.

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