"I don't see any future for whale species except extinction."
(pdf) released Thursday by Ocean Alliance
noted high levels of cadmium, aluminum, chromium, lead, silver, mercury and titanium in tissue samples taken by dart gun from nearly 1,000 whales over five years. Concentrations of chromium found in some whales was several times higher than the level required to kill healthy cells in a Petri dish. Mercury in some whales was 16 times higher than a typical shark or swordfish, both known for their high mercury levels. Beyond whales
, "You could make a fairly tight argument to say that it is the single greatest health threat that has ever faced the human species."
posted by stbalbach
on Jun 24, 2010 -
What to do once your beer is all gone
All right, so you’ve finished your beverage. You’ve discreetly released the gas from your digestive tract via your mouth. And now you want to dispose of the empty can. You consider your options. Public-spirited as you are, you are too savvy to believe that you can redeem the pull tab for a wheelchair or a dialysis machine
, or that an aluminum beanie will protect your brain from alien forces
, and you are far too civilized to smash the can against your forehead. As a responsible, ecologically minded person you could recycle, but you’re also creative, and recycling would leave that artistic urge unsatisfied. So, perhaps you whip up a morning glory wreath
for the front door. Or an airplane
. Or a honeybee
. Or the Starship Enterprise
, a shark
, a knight in shining aluminum armour
, a piano
, a hot rod
, a Christmas tree
, roses for your beloved
, or Easter lilies for your mother
. Or whatever else strikes your fancy
. Then you have twin epiphanies: that you’ve entered the wonderful world of aluminum crafting, and that after emptying all those cans you urgently need to pee.
posted by orange swan
on Nov 6, 2006 -
Always use protection -
the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie protects your brain from most electromagnetic psychotronic mind-control carriers.
posted by kd
on Sep 25, 2001 -