Apartment and condo managers, dogged by complaints from those who’ve have experienced the squishy and smelly sensation of stepping onto a pile of dog doo, are turning to DNA testing to identity the culprits who don’t clean up after their pets.
Jeesh. Clean up your dog’s poop people. This is insane! - Waterman12053
When George Harrison died in 2001, the legendary musician and member of the Beatles left behind a fortune worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Probably more to this than meets the eye but I think it’s a shame that her modest monthly stipend from her wealthy brother stopped with his death. Surely, it had to be an oversight. Harrison’s widow certainly has enough money to pay her sister in law something each month. And what about the other living Beatles and Yoko Ono? Why have they done nothing to help this woman? - Waterman12053
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.
While no one wants to see birds killed so that we can provide power to this country, I guess I question the amount of this fine in relationship to the number of birds killed. ALL sources of power have impacts to wildlife, and most probably eagles and other endangered birds. To me, it seems unfair to go after otherwise “green” energy while not going after coal and other much dirtier sources of power with likely worse environmental impacts. If I’m not understanding something here, please enlighten me. - Waterman12053
There has been a huge increase in bedbug infestations – in homes, hotels, dorm rooms and even movie theaters. Once a pest of the past, bedbugs now infest every state in the U.S. Many bedbugs are now resistant to pesticides, so getting…
“We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an impersonal economy lacking a truly human purpose. The worldwide crisis affecting finance and the economy lays bare their imbalances and, above all, their lack of real concern for human beings; man is reduced to one of his needs alone: consumption.”—Pope Francis (via azspot)
The world’s oldest known living tree, a conifer that first took root at the end of the last Ice Age, has been discovered in Sweden, researchers say.
The visible portion of the 13-foot-tall (4-meter-tall) “Christmas tree” isn’t ancient, but its root system has been growing for 9,550 years, according to a team led by Leif Kullman, professor at Umeå University’s department of ecology and environmental science in Sweden.
If you like crossword puzzles, you’ve probably run into Bernice Gordon of Philadelphia.
Gordon, 99, is thought to be the world’s oldest professional crossword-puzzle constructor, and has devised thousands of puzzles in a career spanning seven decades. She sold her first puzzle to The New York Times in 1952 and still creates a new puzzle every day.
"My head is clear," she says.
Gordon now constructs puzzles on a computer, and although she has an impressive reference library, she extols the virtues of Google.
Are math puzzles in her future? “I can’t add 2 and 2,” Gordon says. “I count everything on my fingers.”
We’re banged up. … We left the Tarrytown stop, the next stop was 125 St. The driver was going around the curve really fast. Next thing you know (we’re) in middle of a wreckage.
… I was sitting in the first seat in the front of the car facing backwards. I was flung six feet. I landed on the shattered window (on the side of the train that hit the ground). I was lying on my back, gravel was flying everywhere. I was dragging along the ground…Maybe it was a minute, it felt like an eternity, I just wanted it to stop… I had gravel in my teeth, I was eating rocks. But I was grateful to be eating rocks because I’m still alive.