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Why does the shower curtain billow in on me?

By: Kate Kershner

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Author's Note: Why does the shower curtain billow in on me?

Explanations aside, we need solutions to our grabby shower partner. Luckily, only the flimsiest of curtains will be affected by the vortex since the forces at play are really weak. So either get a heavier liner or weigh your feeble one down, and you'll be free to sing your duet with Taylor undisturbed

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