Every four years, the ultimate athletic event takes place. Thousands of athletes from around the entire planet come together to see who is truly superior at dozens of athletic contests that no one ever thinks about outside of this event.
People have spent the week asking about Michael Phelps or the United States gymnastics squad. They seem to be missing the important questions, though. Fortunately, my wife is there to fill that gap:
Nathan’s Wife: I’ve been wondering this for a while. When the swimmers in the Olympics get out of the pool, they always have wet hair.
Nathan: Yes. They’re in a great amount of water.
But they wear caps while they are swimming. Shouldn’t their hair be completely dry?
I don’t think the caps are completely water tight against their head.
I don’t think there’s a hole in the cap and it looks pretty tight. No way is water getting in.
Right, but it is made of latex or some other rubbery plastic kind of thing. Water could DEFINITELY get in.
Condoms are made of latex. Aren’t those made to not let things in or out?
I think bodily fluids are a bit more slippery than water. If it can hold that in, it can definitely keep their hair from getting wet.
Gross. I don’t think you’re thinking about this right. They get in the water before they swim. They shower before and after. I don’t think they have that cap on the whole time.
Oh, that makes sense.
If they were really trying to keep their hair dry, they would just wear Tupperware. Nothing gets through that stuff.
And I’m the weird one for mentioning condoms?