Tuesday, July 1, 2008

stray bullets

Local and national outbreak of grave robbing Grave robbing has become an above-ground affair. Gone are the days when enterprising thieves would dig up an old grave and pillage for gold teeth and rings. Today, it's mostly the bronze markers and flower vases that draw their attention. Rising scrap metal prices, coupled with the lagging economy, have triggered a string of cemetery thefts both locally and across the nation. (via)

The World’s Lost Environmental Causes A few of what were once considered imminent environmental catastrophes now seem like memories from a bygone era. Whether the problem is solved, the public loses interest, or there was never really much to fear, environmental causes can sometimes simply fade away.

Chimp Loose In San Bernardino National Forest Moe, a 42-year-old chimpanzee who grew up in suburbia until being forced to live in an animal sanctuary, was believed to be at large in a Southern California forest Monday after escaping his cage. Update: this is the same chimp that horribly mutilated the man bringing the cake a few years back.

The Caffeine Viewer Project is a group of some electronic devices connected to our coffee machine se we can put information about our insane coffee consumption available online to anyone, in real time. (via)

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