Shower thoughts 🚿
What are the biggest electricity generating facilities (power plants) in the USA?
The attacks happening at the power plant in Ukraine had me wondering what the biggest plants in the USA are. The five biggest ones are, in order of largest to smallest: (1) Palo Verde, Nuclear Plant, Arizona; (2) Browns Ferry, Nuclear Plant, Alabama; (3) South Texas Project, Nuclear Plant, Texas; (4) Peach Bottom, Nuclear Plant, Pennsylvania; and (5) Oconee, Nuclear Plant, South Carolina.
If you are a woman and you join the Army, how many bra choices do you think you get?
When Sarah Hoyt arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C., for basic training in 2002, the Army confiscated all of her personal belongings. That included sports bras she had packed for the 10 weeks of strenuous physical activity that stretched ahead of her. If she wanted new ones, she had to visit a reception station, which sold just one brand and one style, said Hoyt. So for the first few days of the training program, Hoyt pushed through the discomfort of too-small bras as she cycled through sit-ups, push-ups and two-mile runs. “I was very uncomfortable, to put it mildly,” she said. “They did a good job of putting the girls down, but it was so tight.” Now, 20 years later, the Army is FINALLY poised to offer its first official uniform bra. Four prototypes are being offered.
Lawmakers to IRS: Get your Sh*t together!
Let’s think of this as a therapeutic role-play, with lawmakers playing “mom and dad,” and the IRS playing the really distracted teenager. This week a group of 89 lawmakers wrote a letter to their dopey teenager wanting to know how the agency is planning on cutting down its backlog of unprocessed paper returns and correspondence, whether the agency is confident in its end-of-year goal to get that backlog to a “healthy” level and more. The IRS responded with, “yes yes, we promise to do better.” They also pointed to an operational updates page, which shows that as of August 5 there are 9.7 million unprocessed individual returns for FY2021.