PETA: Chicken Causes Small Penises
Findings published by the Study for Future Families showed that eating poultry during pregnancy may lead to smaller penis size in male infants. Looking at dairy products, eggs, fish, fruit, bird meat, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables, and red meat, researchers found the most significant link between chicken consumption and decreased penis [...]
Last Sunday I witnessed the third or forth instance of busy traffic stopped to allow geese to cross the road. I’m talking about Northern Virginia traffic, a strong number two on the top ten Worst Cities for Traffic according to The Weather Channel. Each time this happened, as I approached the stalled cars, I [...]
(Reuters) – When top U.S. meat packer Tyson Foods Inc abruptly announced it would stop buying cattle fed with a widely used drug that can add more than 30 pounds to the average steer, the implications for markets were clear: less meat, higher prices.
Normally, I look forward to this time of year. It’s Shark Week. If you don’t know or don’t care for it, Shark Week has some interesting programming about sharks, which is sadly interspersed with more and more exploitative programming.
New Mexico Coalition for Community Rights
Millions of gallons of water laced with toxic chemicals from oil and gas drilling rigs are pumped for consumption by wildlife and livestock with the formal approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to public comments filed yesterday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Contrary [...]
I was reading over at ABC news and came across this video, enjoy.
Have their dead pets turned into gemstones at a minimum $1,400 a pop.
Reuters, by Jason McClure
(Reuters) – Researchers studying Maine’s lobster population, booming in recent years amid warming waters and disappearing predators, have detected something never before seen in the wild: lobster cannibalism.
It has long been known that lobsters will attack and eat each other if confined together in a small space — hence the [...]
That’s adult male deer, not dollars:
Deer season gave Rep. Paul Ryan the perfect father-daughter outing.
Hunting in Oklahoma over the Thanksgiving holiday, success came to the Wisconsin lawmaker and his 10-year-old daughter, Liza, making her first solo trip into the woods.
“Congressman Ryan was grateful to spend time with his family over [...]
Genetically modified mosquitoes released by U.K. biotechnology start-up Oxitec Ltd. wiped out 80 percent of the bugs that carry dengue in a Cayman Islands study, according to a report today in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
More than 3 million of the male mosquitoes, members of the Aedes aegypti species that carries dengue, were released in [...]
Updating this post on West Nile Virus to add that the most common fatalities of the West Nile Virus will surprise you. (original post Sep 5)
Staff at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador say Lonesome George, a giant tortoise believed to be the last of its subspecies, has died.
Scientists estimate he was about 100 years old.
Park officials said they would carry out a post-mortem to determine the cause of his death.
With no offspring and no known [...]
A foot-long ringer for a wood louse, Bathynomus is a hulking crustacean with razor-sharp mandibles and eyes that catch the light like a cat’s. A few years ago, the species briefly became an Internet sensation when the technician of a remotely operated submarine posted online photographs of one specimen. At first the critter was [...]