Archive for ‘environment’

December 9, 2017

Could you identify your city by smell?

by allthoughtswork

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People actually study this stuff. I grew up in the rural Midwest, so cow and horse aromatherapy doesn’t bother me like burnt French Fry grease and stale cigarettes do. I have friends who swear fresh cut hay makes them hack, yet they can inhale diesel fumes like they’re vaping. That’s weird.

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November 5, 2017

Rewilding Scotland

by allthoughtswork

No, it doesn’t mean distributing more scotch, Duncan, ya guttered old sod. Sit down.

November 3, 2017

Exponential Energy

by duncanr

this is a bit longer than videos usually posted here but if you’ve got 30 minutes to spare and you’re interested in ‘clean’ energy, this video is well worth watching . . .

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October 24, 2017

Zymal Umer – Zee Bags

by duncanr

FROM . . .

TO . . .

HOW?

it’s all down to 10 yr old pakistani girl Zymal Umer – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40251360

October 17, 2017

Are you in a dark spot?

by allthoughtswork

"Remoteness from City," data source: © European Union, 1995–2017.

Chances are, not if you’re reading this.

October 9, 2017

That’s deep

by allthoughtswork

The next time you’re standing near a tall building, look up and imagine the whole thing is underwater and you’ve got to swim all the way up to the top for your next breath. It’ll be good practice for global warming. Actually, those of us in England and the Pacific Northwest get to practice this every winter.

October 7, 2017

Listen up, sharklings

by allthoughtswork

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October 3, 2017

Damn, we’re gonna need a BIG highball glass for this one….

by allthoughtswork

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You know you’re in deep shit when they name the impending doom something clinical and cold like “A-68.” It’s how they control the panic. That’s probably why Trump’s military code name is “Anal Thermometer.”

October 3, 2017

Wolves in Yellowstone

by duncanr

September 29, 2017

Save the Reindeer !

by duncanr

toilet paper has come a long way in my lifetime

from scraps of newspaper, we upgraded to Izal* – a horrible brown, hard, greaseproof type paper that seemed designed not so much to clean your bum but to smear your jobby all over it – and then, bliss, soft-tissue paper came along

* while Izal was bad, it was not as evil as . . .

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