Stuart Cantrill, the Chief Editor of Nature Chemistry has commented via Twitter on more than one occasion that when he leaves his home in England and travels to the US, he is annoyed that the TV screens are bigger than the towels. Since I had the joy last week of taking an old-fashioned road trip out west, I decided to research the matter for myself. Here's some of what I found:
I found a similar towel/TV ratio at the Holiday Inn Express on SR 595 in Las Vegas:
In fact, the only spot that I found where the TV was larger than the towel was at one of the gas stations in Irvine:
Clearly more research is needed. If I put in for a grant now, the funds should show up this winter so that I can research the towel/TV ratio along the Gulf of Mexico.