Heroin More Addictive Than Marijuana

Heroin and cocaine more addictive than Marijuana! Great bar graph.

url: http://drugwarfacts.org/addictiv.htm

Baby Einstein Makes Your Baby Dumb

“A new study quoted by the LA Times says that the popular “Baby Einstein” videos don’t work—and may even stunt your child’s vocabulary.”

url: http://consumerist.com/consumer/dumb-babies/baby-einstein-videos-probably-dont-work-might-even-hurt-287425.php

US Airways Loses Two Teens

 US Airways lost two teens on their flight from San Diego to Raleigh…

url:  http://consumerist.com/consumer/whoops/us-airways-misplaces-two-teenagers-287735.php

Acura TSX (aka European Honda Accord) Diesel Powered!

Coming to the US in 2010!  62.8MPG.  My car is in the news!!!

url: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/honda_bringing.php 

Lake Como Polluted?

“A recent report released by the Italian enviro-org. Legambiente describes a beach on Lake Como near George Clooney’s villa as “one of the worst polluted beaches in the country.” Although the famously beautiful lake is a clear azure blue and does not look like an unhealthy microbe-infested danger zone, according to Legambiente’s scientific director Stefano Ciafani the lake is unsafe for swimming. “On Lake Como this year we have found a worrying situation from the point of view of microbiological pollution. The problem of purification has not been resolved (over the last 20 years), and this applies to all the municipalities that border the lake, and also those at some distance from it, which use the rivers that discharge into the lake as sewage pipes.” Legambiente warns that along with sunny memories and a golden tan, beachgoers may also bring home much less pleasant skin infections, dermatitis and salmonella.”

Looked beautiful when we were there. Who knew? Hope they can clean it up!

url: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/clooneys_italia.php

Disney Not Welcome in Wine Industry

“Plans to market a French Chardonnay under the brand name “Ratatouille,” have been shelved due to a “trickle of inquiries and complaints,” according to Disney spokesperson, Gary Foster.The wine was to be sold exclusively at Costco. Where did the pressure to halt the wine’s release come from? California winemakers, oddly enough. They were upset that Disney would be promoting a foreign product—a French wine.”

url: http://consumerist.com/consumer/whoops/disney-exits-winemaking-buisness-before-actually-entering-it-284628.php

A World of Reasons to Ditch Bottled Water

“Approximately 1.5 million barrels of oil—enough to run 100,000 cars for a whole year—are used to make plastic water bottles, while transporting these bottles burns even more oil.”

url: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/reasons_to_ditch_bottled_water.php

Aquafina water is just tap water!

url: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/aquafina.php

Now playing: No Doubt – Up Yours
via FoxyTunes

Harry Potter And The Missing Pages

“Several hundred copies of Harry Potter are missing pages; a handful are without entire chapters.”

url: http://consumerist.com/consumer/does-anyone-have-page-10%3F/harry-potter-and-the-missing-pages-282357.php

American’s are Couch Potatoes

“America takes the couch-potato crown, with households goggling at the box for an eye-straining average of 8 hours and 11 minutes every day. The nearest rival, Turkey, only manages an average of five hours a day.”

url: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/07/a_picture_is_wo_1.php