What goes into a can of Easy Cheese?
by Jae Lee
Remember that dude who crashed his ~$1.5 million dollar Ferrari Enzo in LA? Wired has a fascinating story about this incredibly sketchy dude.
The “print” version (all on one page)
The web version (split into 6 pages with pics)
Here is a video of the enzo crash:
Bottled Water Isn’t Healthier Than Tap, Report Reveals
A new report warns that people’s thirst for bottled water is producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy, even in areas where perfectly good drinking water is available on tap.
The report, released earlier this month by the Earth Policy Institute (EPI), says global consumption of bottled water doubled between 1999 and 2004, reaching 41 billion gallons (154 billion liters) annually.
Bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, but it can be 10,000 times more expensive, says Emily Arnold, a researcher with the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit.
“At as much as $2.50 [U.S.] per liter [$10 U.S. a gallon], bottled water costs more than gasoline,” she said.
Most of this extra cost is driven by transportation and packaging.
“Nearly a quarter of all bottled water crosses national borders to reach consumers,” Arnold said.
The report gives the example of one company in Helsinki, Finland, that in 2004 shipped 1.4 million bottles of Finnish tap water to Saudi Arabiaâ€”2,700 miles (4,300 kilometers) away.
Well-known French brands Evian and Volvic export between 50 and 60 percent of their water to destinations across the globe.
The report lists the U.S. as the world’s biggest drinker of bottled water, consuming 7 billion gallons (26 billion liters) annually. Mexico has the second highest consumption, followed by China and Brazil.
Italians drink the most per person, equivalent to about two glasses a day.
…”Making bottles to meet Americans’ demand for bottled water requires more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel some 100,000 U.S. cars for a year,” EPI’s Arnold said.”
This is an incerdibly Bizarre Short film.
“In order to avoid attending school physically, Iwamoto Satoru began operating a robot remotely from home to go to school in his place. Hinokio could be controlled from his bedroom. The story is about how the robot tries to communicate with the people around him.”
The most awesome folks at and Lean Back Vids put together a list statistics for Video Blog RSS feeds using the Feedburner Awareness API. The below statistics basically show you how many people are watching a given video blogger’s feed over the last 6 months. I’m not a video blogger per se so I’m stoked that I’m even on the list. I had no idea that many people we’re watching my feed. More juicy nerdiness over at VlogMap. These stats are limited to people who have Feedburner Awareness API thing enabled.
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