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Recycling taken one step too far — cardboard coffins

More at Reuters via Yahoo News

cardboard_box.jpg Environment lovers can now take their passion to the grave. An Australian funeral company is offering coffins made of recycled paper and cardboard as part of a move towards more environmentally friendly funerals.

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Recycling taken one step too far — cardboard coffins

UPDATE: Visitor map

Here’s an updated map of where you all are. Thank you all for stopping by. It’s much appreciated.

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February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on UPDATE: Visitor map

Another fine mess

Yahoo News
Drivers on their way to breakfast in northern Virginia on Saturday found it all over the road after nearly 165,000 eggs spilled out of an overturned tractor-trailer on the Capital Beltway.

“It looked like a large omelet,” said Michael Karbonski, of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The tractor-trailer crashed into a guard rail just after midnight Saturday, spilling its runny load and forcing officials to close an exit ramp to Interstate 66 and the far left lane of Interstate 495 north for several hours. Everything reopened just after 11 a.m.

The truck driver fled the scene before police arrived and had not been located by Saturday afternoon, said state police spokesman Sgt. Terry Licklider. He said the driver would likely face charges for fleeing and possibly other offenses.

“For him to just up and leave like that, thats kinda odd,” Licklider said.

…the cleaning crew used kitty litter — 250 pounds of it — to absorb the highway omelet then swept it up and took it away in three trash bins…

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The driver probably went looking for a really big frying pan.

February 11, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments