Friday, April 13, 2012

Signs of the times

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. ~ Irene Peter
• The recent Divorce Expo in New York aimed to provide one stop shopping for those planning to untie the marital knot.

• Chemists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a method for turning plastic bags into carbon fibres that can be used in a variety of products, including water desalination filters and car bodies.

• The fact that children now grow up without contact with the natural world impairs their capacity to learn through experience, according to the UK's National Trust. This is called "nature deficit disorder."

• In Japan, 200 retirees are voluntarily exposing themselves to high levels of radiation in order to clean up the area around last year's nuclear disaster, so that younger people aren't exposed.

• A Los Angeles County sheriff's captain is under investigation for allegedly freeing a pro-golfer turned jewel thief for a few hours to help him shave strokes off his golf game.

• In a public spirited initiative in support of female empowerment and women's rights, three male business students in Germany have launched the world's first free sex service for women.
Looking for change? Check the sofa.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting about the Japanese retirees. Some of them would have been alive at the time Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed.