A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Free Drugs!

Well, not quite but you get a very trippy effect if you visit this site (via) and follow the instructions.

Far out, man.

Save the planet. Drink more beer

When the next heatwave hits, enjoy a cool glass of beer dafe in the knowledge that beer bran, a by-product of brewing beer from barley, can be used to clean polluted waters.

Researchers at Kobe Pharmaceutical University in Japan have demonstrated that the bran adsorbs hazardous organic compounds including benzene and trichloroethylene (TCE) from chemical and industrial wastewater.

Since beer bran is readily available as a by-product of brewing, it is up to 100 times cheaper than the more commonly used carbon filters.

I'll drink to that!