Fast Friday: Sexist AC, Ronda Rousey & Epic Moon

Pulse Fast Friday is a feature of commentary from the week that was. We scour the digital world to show you the things that caught our eyes recently on the web; trending topics you may have missed, the hottest gadgets, new apps and more. What’s recently caught your eye? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Even the AC is Sexist

image: 4FR

image: 4FR


Layers are a woman’s best friend in the summertime. Ladies, we know you understand the struggle. Dressing for work is bit like preparing to be transported from a beach in the Caribbean to a snowy mountaintop in the Rockies. It’s hot and sticky out and the minute you step inside your office building you need a winter coat and gloves. You can blame the men. It turns out the formula used to calculate the international standard recommended temperatures is based on the 1930s “metabolic equivalents” of a most likely white, 40-year-old male, weighing 155 pounds and wearing a suit. That’s right, even the AC is sexist. The good news for all those that sit shivering? Researchers, engineers, architects, urban planners and the person manning your office thermostat are beginning to rethink those recommended standard temperatures.

The 34-Seconds Heard Round the World

Thirty-four seconds. That’s how long it took Ronda Rousey to win her UFC match against Bethe Correia. Rousey knocked Correria out after a quick 34 seconds earning a UFC championship belt, which she donated to a Brazilian Judo School, cementing her position as one of the great female athletes. Earlier this week Correria made a statement suggesting a rematch next year, leaving fans wondering how long that match will last.

Epic Moon GIF

Don’t get us wrong, we love all the dog and cat GIFs we see on Twitter, but the GIF of the week and possibly the year goes to NASA. From one million miles away, the NASA Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon. Us Earthlings never get to see that side of the moon because unlike Earth’s rotation around the sun, the moon is in a synchronous orbit, meaning we see the same moon every night. DSCOVR is actually in space to provide weather data on potentially destructive solar winds. Take another look at the GIF and you’ll actually see Hurricane Dolores, last month’s powerful category 4 hurricane. off the west coast of Mexico.

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beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.