How Much is Inside? -- thread count

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  1. Stefan Jones says:

    I’ve love to see BBTV adaptations of Rob Cockerham’s stories.

  2. Anselm says:

    See, this is the awesome sort of geekery that gets me reading BoingBoing. I always find something to inspire to me to out and do things myself, learn things myself, and not to just take things I see on the internet as facts. ;)

  3. squib says:

    Well I’ll sleep more soundly now, thanks Rob and Mike

  4. Rob Cockerham says:

    Thanks for the nice comments!
    No need to fret ORNITH, the ink on the sheets did come out in the wash, and they are as good as new.

    I do end up wasting/destroying some things to photograph/study/transmute into comedy for cockeyed.com: The 220 rice crispy squares and 968 CDs labeled with one Sharpie marker come to mind.

  5. SamSam says:

    I found out later that this “every other thread” knitting technique is called a “multi-pick” weave, and that it was designed by Bill Russell, the player-coach of the world champion Boston Celtics.

    Umm, what?

    I have to say… I did NOT know that.

    #6: … try imagining other meanings of the term “multi-pick weave”

    I think Rob is having you on. ;)

  6. ornith says:

    Sidenote: if you really want the best sheets, thread count is not the only thing you should be looking at. You also need to check the fiber content. Cotton, linen, modal, and other natural fibers are good (although linen wrinkles like crazy, and in my experience modal wears out very fast); polyester, even in blends, is bad – it holds sweat against your skin instead of absorbing it. I’m not sure there’s much point to threadcounts above 300, either.

    And another thing: this guy still ruined his pillowcase by putting ink all over it. Should have used tailor’s chalks and done them on the inside, and/or used the bottom corner of a sheet. For that matter, if you’re going to cut an inch from something, why cut it from the middle? He may be a scientist, but he’s no engineer.

  7. Falcon_Seven says:

    r ths th knd f thngs ppl d whn thy dn’t hv jb?

    N, rlly. r thy?

  8. orinos73 says:

    Hw mny tms r y gys gnn shll fr yclps? s th crtr frnd f yrs r smthng?

    Jst syn’.

  9. mightymouse1584 says:

    answer… yes

  10. nickh says:

    I think it is fair to say that the only reason why this was picked up was because of Rob’s funny hat an facial hair.

  11. Steven says:

    now now. it only stand to reason that, in the pen’, martha would have developed a healthy respect for the well-made bedsheet.

  12. tomrigid says:

    I found out later that this “every other thread” knitting technique is called a “multi-pick” weave, and that it was designed by Bill Russell, the player-coach of the world champion Boston Celtics.

    Umm, what?

    I have to say… I did NOT know that.

  13. Stacyj says:

    “Wait!” Mike yelled. “Don’t cut up your $40 pillowcases!”

    “Then how will I pull apart the threads and count them?” I replied.

    I … LOVE that there are people like this out there in the world, geeking their marvelously geeky way through life, not only taking the time to COUNT the number of threads in their bedclothes but actually posting it for the benefit of all mankind – huzzah for the internets!

  14. orinos73 says:

    @ Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator

    got it. will keep that in mind.

    BTW, Moderation Guidelines are NOT linked from the main page. Unless I’m overlooking something.

  15. Fnarf says:

    Boing Boing’s moderation policy makes me physically ill.

  16. tomrigid says:

    @16,

    I’m afraid that Rosey Grier has forever subdued my skepto-reflex where enormous ex-athletes and thread are concerned.

    Where would Bill Russell buy thimbles? How would he thread a needle? You’ve got to ask the tough questions. This is why I’ll never be a scientist!

  17. Takuan says:

    mm? I can help ya with that, c’mere….

  18. Registrado says:

    One…toowho…thuree…<crunch>. Three.

    Oh, sorry – I was counting the wrong thing.

    That article was more interesting and informative than I expected before reading. Good job!

  19. mdhatter says:

    I got my 12-year old nephew a USB version of and Eyeclops-like-thing a while back, he LOVES the thing. He has the kewlest insect photo’s.

  20. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    Falcon, Orinos, go read the moderation guidelines. They’re linked from the front page.

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