The Sun On A Cloudy Day

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As always, thanks for viewing. 🙂

(Photos taken around 8am on 1/30/2016.)

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Aerosol Can Surprisingly Upfront About Giving You Cancer

http://www.theonion.com/article/aerosol-can-surprisingly-upfront-about-giving-you–52288

Several consumers expressed frustration at the labeling, however, noting that it was nowhere near as candid about how high it will get you.

Researchers Announce They Don’t Have Heart To Reveal What Will Happen To 1 In 5 Women

http://www.theonion.com/article/researchers-announce-they-dont-have-heart-reveal-w-52287

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Having difficulty looking gathered members of the press in the eye, researchers from the University of Virginia announced at a news conference Wednesday that they didn’t have the heart to reveal what a recent study determined will happen to one in five women in the U.S. “You really don’t want to know what our findings say 20 percent of all women are likely to experience in their lifetime—you’ve just got to trust us on this,” said lead researcher Simon Hart, taking a deep breath and struggling to keep himself composed, before adding that compiling and analyzing data from a survey of over 1,000 women across the country had left him and his colleagues “a little messed up.”

“If I could, I would erase from my mind every one of the results that our research team uncovered. It’s just…I…I just don’t have it in me to say what we concluded. For your sake, I think we’ll keep that to ourselves. Excuse me.” A teary-eyed Hart then reportedly walked off stage, called his wife and daughter, and told them he loved them very, very much.

Sometimes I wish I had a category called “Hysterically Funny Stuff. Seriously, Click On This Right Now. Don’t Waste Any Time. Now, Dammit! Now!” 🙂

Study: Access to Medical Marijuana Associated With Decline in Obesity

Study: Access To Medical Marijuana Associated With Decline In Obesity

For those age 35 or older, authors determined that the passage of medical cannabis laws is “associated with an increase in physical wellness and frequent exercise consistent with the hypothesis of some medicinal use of marijuana.” For younger adults, researchers theorized that obesity declines were the result of less alcohol use…

Sometimes, bud causes the munchies. And sometimes, it can help you diet and forget about food. That’s my Bud:  good for just about anything. 🙂

Airplane Farts

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101005-planes-pollution-deaths-science-environment/

In recent years, airplane crashes have killed about a thousand people annually, whereas plane emissions kill about ten thousand people each year, researchers say.

Earlier studies had assumed that people were harmed only by the emissions from planes while taking off and landing. The new research is the first to give a comprehensive estimate of the number of premature deaths from all airline emissions.

“We found that unregulated emissions from [planes flying] above 3,000 feet [914 meters] were responsible for most of the deaths,” said study leader Steven Barrett, an aeronautical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.

Airplane exhaust, like car exhaust, contains a variety of air pollutants, including sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.

(Related: “Pollution Can Change Your DNA in 3 Days, Study Suggests.”)

Many of these particles of pollution are tiny, about a hundred millionths of an inch wide, or smaller than the width of a human hair.

So-called particulate matter that’s especially small is the main culprit in human health effects, especially since the particulates can become wedged deep in the lung and possibly enter the bloodstream, scientists say…

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/sep/09/carbon-emissions-planes-shipping

If you’ll forgive an extension to the “frying the planet” metaphor, generating global warming with CO2 is equivalent to slow-cooking the earth in a cast-iron skillet, whereas cooking the planet with vapour trails would be more like flash-frying it in an extra-hot wok…

(Photos taken yesterday.)