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Anyone who's experienced the stress of air travel with their pet has thought there's got to be a better way. Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel thought they could do better, and the result is Pet Airways, which starts flying pets in America in July 2009.
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I know we're not fighting to be at the top of the food chain to be vegetarian...but this is not only a one sided story...
Sir Paul McCartney has followed in the footsteps of the world's leading climate scientist and a small Belgian town by calling on people to go meat-free one day a week and cut carbon emissions.
Backed by celebrities ranging from Chris Martin to Sheryl Crow, McCartney today launched his Meat Free Monday campaign asking households to cut out meat on Mondays and slow global warming.
"I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world," said McCartney. "Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once."
Reducing meat consumption didn't just slow climate change, he said, but would help to fight global hunger and improve the welfare of animals.
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June 15, 2009
2 I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
3 If sex is a pain in the ass, then you’re doing it wrong…
4 Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
5 The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
6 Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
7 A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
8 I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with “Guess” on it…so I said “Implants?”
9 Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
10 If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.
11 We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.
12 Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
13 Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. “Yes” is the answer.
14 If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea… does that mean that one enjoys it?
15 How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
16 Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.
17 I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.
18 Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
19 Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.
20 War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Via Phunk you
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"The evidence is not there."
"Our research identified a group of chemicals called procyanadins which are polyphenols, and the key component in terms of protecting from heart disease."
Polyphenols, such as the antioxidant resveratrol, are found in the skins of red wine grapes.
"In high doses it does seem to enhance the lifespan of mice. But," he adds crucially, "you need huge doses."
In humans, it equates to thousands of litres of wine.
Professor Corder dismisses wines that effectively promote themselves as a health drink, with 'rich in polyphenols' or 'rich in antioxidants' on the label.
But, he says, two small glasses of a very tannic, procyanadin rich wine would confer a benefit.
"The problem is that most supermarket wines are low procyanadin and high alcohol," he said.
"We're promoting bad wine for bad habits."
June 8, 2009
June 7, 2009
Coolness comes in many forms, though most people wouldn’t expect one of them to be a trash can. Nevertheless, Turkish designer Cem Tutuncuoglu had a dream… a dream of indoor garbage cans that wouldn’t smell up the place in between trash pickup days. With the Minus trash bin, food waste (the most common smelly garbage) is chilled so bacteria can’t become active. An anti-bacterial light adds a little insurance - those wee beasties are tough! No need to open up the Minus to see how full it is; the see-through plastic lid solves that issue. In other words, why constant open to check the works? That’s nobody’s business but the Turks’.
Fed up with trash cans you have to clean? Wouldn’t it be nice if yoo could toss the trash out WITH the trash, or even better, use a recyclable recycling bin? Sure it would… and so it is! Thanks to the ancient Japanese technique of paper folding (origami) you can whip up a handy paper container from old newspapers anytime you need one. Good news indeed!
Want to fold your own newspaper trash bins? They’re not all that big but the average newspaper makes a bunch of them. Check out the following video for easy instructions:
Stephan Hauser’s gleaming metal “Dustbin” won’t be collecting much dust from bathroom readers - its contoured rim is the perfect match for a magazine. Prop one up, kick back and, er, relax. When you’re done, leave the magazine on top of the bin to act as a lid. Just remember not to leave any of “those” magazines open on the bin… and wash your hands, hotshot.
Adidas came up with a cool way to advertise their basketball shoes. Just outside their Paris store, the company set up trash receptacles and recycling bins 10 feet off the ground - the height of a regulation basketball net. There are no images showing passersby actually making the leap to toss their trash but as a attention-grabbing guerrilla marketing exercise for the popular sneaker-maker it’s a slam dunk.
June 6, 2009
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After watching this interview of his, I've got to say that he's much more charming when he's normal and without that big silly hair...and this is when I've decided to like him. lol
June 4, 2009
Wired's HOWTO wiki suggests freezing Mentos into ice cubes and then serving them in Diet Coke-based cocktails as a kind of timed practical joke (the cubes melt, and the drink turns into a volcano). Diet Coke is recommended "because it isn't sticky."
Via Boing Boing