Monday, June 19, 2017

Miss Cellania's Links

10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet.

A yearlong investigation by the USA TODAY Network found that port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt they could not afford. Companies then used that debt as leverage to extract forced labor and trap drivers in jobs that left them destitute. (via Metafilter)

Some Incredible Things Your Pets Have Eaten. And let us know the most unusual thing your dog has eaten.

Twenty-five years ago, U.S. tech companies pledged to stop using chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects. They failed to ensure that their Asian suppliers did the same.

Read a Book, Gamble With Your Life. Literacy is power, and many times in history, that power was controlled rigidly.

Why Your Baby Doesn't Sleep Through The Night. Babies wake up during the night because they are hungry/wet/lonely, and because it's natural for them.

The Persistence of Prog Rock. Critics called it pretentious, you couldn't dance to it, but we loved the music anyway. (via Metafilter

The Fiberglass Statue Graveyard of Sparta. Where bygone advertising mascots, both familiar and unfamiliar, are retired.

And now, the Bikini Bobbers of the Summer of 1961. It looks like fun -and a liability nightmare.

How American real estate went bananas. A place to live is too expensive for the majority of Americans, and the few are snapping them up.

1 comment:

Bill Scheitzach said...

Re: The Fiberglass Statue Graveyard of Sparta.

Check it out on Google.  It's actually about a mile or so east of Sparta near the little village of Angelo at the junction of Wisconsin state highway 21 and Monroe County highway Q.  Many of these molds can be seen from the highway, and while they do not provide tours and the area is posted 'No Trespassing', I'm sure more than a few people have wandered through the holding area after hours or on weekends and holidays.