Sarah Miller

Cities

They’re giving away free trees to plant in Philly!

Two per household. And you have to own the house, and plant it on your property, not the sidewalk. Those are the rules. Go for it.

Devoted under-consumer feeds her friends a meal made of trash

A woman on the TLC show Extreme Cheapskates gave her friends a dinner picked from the trash. Uh ... check please?

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males because they do so much frickin’ housework

Female komodo dragons live half as long as males. This is because they exhaust themselves raising children, which, if they are female, can in turn exhaust themselves and die young.

Moss-covered keyboard lets you commune with nature while you work

It's a keyboard made out of moss and wood. It wasn't on our Christmas list, but it's cool. And maybe if we worked on it we'd actually feel like we were outside?

25 species of primate are on the brink of extinction

The future doesn't look so bright for our primate brethren. But conservation efforts are helping at least some species hang on.

Food

11 bacon recipes that will kill you (and why you will eat them anyway)

Bacon is amazing. It is especially amazing when paired with other things. Like beef. And cheese. And pizza. And more bacon.

London’s proposed commuter canal would let you swim to work

Two architects have proposed an 8-mile swimming/skating lane in London. It's probably not going to happen. But it should, and it makes us think every city should just do something crazy and beautiful like this.

This urn uses your ashes to grow a tree to (sort of) take your place

A French designer has created something called the Poetree, so that your loved one can plant a tree in your ashes and you can live on forever. You'll be living on forever as a tree, but it's better than nothing.

Obscenely rich people can raise obscenely rich chickens in this $100,000 coop

Neiman Marcus is selling a chicken coop. It costs a lot. It will make people think rich people are even more disgusting than they already are, which is pretty disgusting.

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