4/26/2011 1:26 AM

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Paper made out of poo? Seriously, yes. There is a company based in Thailand that has figured out how to reuse elephant dung. That may seem gross, unsanitary and downright smelly but Michael Flancman sees it differently. He sees it as a means to be environmentally conscious and to help with sustainablity. It all boils down to an alternative to deforestation for wood pulp.


Categories: What?? Posted by Wendy on 4/26/2011 1:26 AM | Comments (1)


4/25/2011 8:14 PM

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Recently, while volunteering at fundraising event in Sandy, Utah, book dealer Ken Sanders came across the most interesting find. 

“Late in the afternoon a man sat down and started unwrapping a book from a plastic sack, informing me he had a really, really old book and he thought it might be worth some money,” he said.”I kinda start, oh boy, I’ve heard this before.”


Categories: Books Posted by Wendy on 4/25/2011 8:14 PM | Comments (1)


4/23/2011 1:13 AM

From “deep in the heart of Afghanistan,” a few Marines decided to relieve the stress of combat by covering Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me.” Check out the video below. It’s surprisingly well done! More...

Categories: Videos Posted by Christy on 4/23/2011 1:13 AM | Comments (2)


4/23/2011 12:33 AM

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This 4th of July will be very interesting as the world famous Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest adds a women’s only division.  Oddly enough there are only two women who sit on the Top 10 list of competitive eaters.


Categories: Food & Drink Posted by Ivan on 4/23/2011 12:33 AM | Comments (1)


4/22/2011 11:44 PM

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Every April 22nd Earth Day is observed. It is a day set aside to bring awareness to environmental issues that affect our planet. With today's emphasis on global warming and green energy it continues to be a day worth celebrating.

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson after witnessing an oil spill off the California coast. He was inspired by the anti-war movement and thought if he could harness that energy and combine it with the public consciousness of air and water pollution it would put environmental issues on the political agenda.


Categories: History Posted by Ivan on 4/22/2011 11:44 PM | Comments (2)


4/22/2011 10:51 PM

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83-year-old Holocaust survivor Morris Glass was finally able to celebrate his long-awaited bar mitzvah this past Saturday.

When Glass was just 11-years-old he and his family were forced to into a Nazi-controlled ghetto when the Nazis invaded Poland. They lived there over a span of four years, which included his 13th birthday.

“In the ghetto, I had no chance for a bar mitzvah,” Glass told CNN. “We were not allowed to have any books.”

After his time in the ghettos, Glass and his family were transferred to Auschwitz. It was there that his family was forced to separate and he never saw his mother and two sisters again. After spending two months in Auschwitz, Glass spent the next eight months at five different concentration camps and had to bury his father.


Categories: History Posted by Laura on 4/22/2011 10:51 PM | Comments (0)