Friday, May 18, 2018

Coffee and Provocation

Dogs on Dope
Police dogs are overdosing from Fentanyl which is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin; so deadly that just a few inhaled grains can cause an overdose.

How Did Leprosy Get to the UK?
Red squirrels may have brought leprosy to Britain more than 1,000 years ago.

A Lot Goes In... and Out 
Hippos poop so much that sometimes all the fish die

A Fungus Among Us
The lethal chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) that is wiping out amphibians around the world hails from the southernmost tip of Korea and seems to have first appeared around 1900.

Pretty Plucked Up
In 2013, police busted a meat packing plant in China that was selling 20 tons of chicken and cow meat slaughtered in 1967. Read that date again: 1967. The meat, mostly chicken feet, tripe, and cow esophagus imported from Vietnam,. had been treated with hydrogen peroxide to make it look presentable in markets and stores.

We See You Kodak
Kodak invented the digital camera in 1975 but hid the invention because they it would jeopardize photographic film sales.

Lab Dog to Lap Dog?
Eight states have passed "Beagle Freedom" laws requiring institutions to offer healthy cats and dogs used for research up for adoption. The states: Minnesota, Connecticut, Nevada, California, Illinois, New York, Maryland, and Delaware.

Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe
It's not just an insult -- it's a bird.

100 Percent
One hundreds percent of the electricity in Iceland comes from renewable sources, and the country is now capturing CO2, mixing it with water, and injecting it underground where it combines with basalt and is permanently trapped underground.


Diana Welch said...

Need to drink more coffee. ;)

LRM said...

I believe I have encountered that bleached poultry. I buy raw chicken feet for my dogs to snack on (good for joint health). The Chinese grocery stores on Rockville Pike sell them dirt cheap. Once upon opening the bag, I nearly passed out from the smell—exactly like those birds had cleaned floors before going under the knife. Awful.