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agrid
21-11-2012, 09:39 AM
WASHINGTON—The Environmental Protection Agency launched a major new ad campaign Monday encouraging people to conserve resources by turning off their showers when they’re not showering. “We estimate that Americans waste up to 20 billion gallons of water each week by leaving their bathrooms with the shower still on, heading off to a full day’s work followed by a full night’s sleep, and then waking up the next morning to step into an already running shower,” administrator Lisa P. Jackson said of the EPA’s advertising effort, which includes TV spots that touts the benefits of turning showers off, such as not having a steamed-over bathroom mirror and not running out of hot water. “Nobody likes the inconvenience of having to manipulate a faucet first thing in the morning, of course, but we want to show people how the pluses of not leaving the water running all the time really can outweigh the negatives.” If the ads are a success, the EPA plans to launch a follow-up campaign in the spring urging people to conserve fuel by turning off their car engines when they return home for the night.

j-mac
21-11-2012, 09:42 AM
people do this?

=Stevo=
21-11-2012, 09:46 AM
people do this?

You don't? Makes it so much easier to get to sleep each night with the sound of gently running water from the next room.

filbert
21-11-2012, 09:48 AM
sounds like a story from The Onion News Network.....

it would stop the pipes freezing up and keep the house humidified though i guess.

devolved
21-11-2012, 09:57 AM
Um, seriously? Wow.

At least the Poms only bathe once a week which must be a terrific water saver. Maybe they could start that campaign in the USA.

Bukefal
21-11-2012, 10:05 AM
i also heard that scientists have developed a highly volatile new relationship.

the onion strikes again.

euphoric
21-11-2012, 10:19 AM
only if you're Brent Mack!

Mack left mother with wrists slashed in shower - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-06/mack-left-mother-with-wrists-slashed/4356230)

agrid
21-11-2012, 12:53 PM
sounds like a story from The Onion News Network.....

it would stop the pipes freezing up and keep the house humidified though i guess.

It was emailed to me, definitely from The Onion, is that some sort of bullshit news service?

Maxo
21-11-2012, 01:18 PM
Texas town adds sugar to water supply to encourage residents to drink more water | This is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring | CBC Radio (http://www.cbc.ca/thisisthat/blog/2012/11/07/texas-town-adds-sugar-to-water-supply-to-encourage-residents-to-drink-more-water/)

agrid
21-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Here Is What Louisiana Schoolchildren Learn About Evolution (http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/here-is-what-louisiana-schoolchildren-learn-about)

http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr03/2012/11/19/16/enhanced-buzz-25682-1353362369-1.jpg

Algy
21-11-2012, 05:35 PM
If the ads are a success, the EPA plans to launch a follow-up campaign in the spring urging people to conserve fuel by turning off their car engines when they return home for the night.

then to steal a car all you would need to do is smash a window
saves time on hotwiring

agrid
27-11-2012, 11:31 PM
News just in


An American man choked to death after downing dozens of live cockroaches during a contest in which the grand prize was a python.

Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach died as a result of "asphyxia due to choking and aspiration of gastric contents", according to the report released by the Broward County medical examiner's office.

Lab tests for drugs came back negative. The death has been ruled an accident.

Archbold died after downing the bugs as well as worms in October for the contest at a reptile store north of Miami.

Archbold became ill shortly after the contest and collapsed in front of the store. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Waikikablukar
28-11-2012, 05:36 AM
Kim Jong-Un Sexiest man alive!

China falls for Onion's 'sexy Kim' joke | News.com.au (http://www.news.com.au/world/china-paper-falls-onions-sexiest-kim/story-fndir2ev-1226525297228)