Monthly Archives: August 2008

Why are all the Honey Bees disappearing?

Why are all the Honey Bees disappearing?

Photo: autan Well France and Germany believe the cause is a Bayer CropScience pesticide.  A German prosecutor is investigating Werner Wenning, Bayer's chairman, and Friedrich Berschauer, the head of Bayer CropScience, after critics alleged that they knowingly polluted the environment. The investigation was triggered by an Aug. 13 complaint filed by German beekeepers and consumer(…)

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Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

Chernobyl — 20 years later wildlife Is thriving

From National Geographic: Despite Mutations, Chernobyl Wildlife Is ThrivingTwenty years ago today, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. The blast covered vast areas of Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia (see map) with dangerous radioactive material. The effects of the Chernobyl catastrophe are still being felt today—whole towns lie abandoned, and cancer rates(…)

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Qantas Airlines: Repair Division

Qantas Airlines: Repair Division

In case you need a laugh: Remember, it takes a college degree to fly a plane but only a high school diploma to fix one.   After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a 'Gripe Sheet' which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.. The mechanics correct the problems; document their repairs(…)

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“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

“8-8-88 WE WONT FORGET”

Arrests as Burma marks uprising At least 20 people have been arrested in the Burmese town of Taunggok after staging a silent protest on the 20th anniversary of a major uprising. They were detained after marching while wearing T-shirts which referred to the date of the uprising – "8/8/88". Activists outside Burma are marking the(…)

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10 Most Unfortunate Store Names

10 Most Unfortunate Store Names

The name of this shop in Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain becomes "SHIT" when converted to an acronym "Farto"… in Sao Paulo, Brazil "Lick-a-chick"… sadly they mean a chicken "Tits"… in Montevideo, Uruguay "Hung Far Low"… something got lost in translation "Analtech" "Niggaz"… in Turkey "Herpi"… in Spain "The DICK Liquour" "The Pussy Cleaners" Found at Oddee.com(…)

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