How many dogs are too many? If you ask Steve Grieg, he’d probably say there’s no such thing. After his beloved dog died, he grieved for two months. After that, he asked a local shelter if they had any dogs that no one wanted – the shelter introduced him to a 12-year-old Chihuahua named Eeyore. Following his adoption of Eeyore, Greig kept adopting unwanted dogs – he adopted eight older dogs with health issues and special diets, as well as two family members’ dogs. Now, he’s got 10 dogs, and even adopted a pig named Bikini, a rabbit, and a chicken. The animals nobody wanted now have a home.
You won’t be calling this place a dump. One startup’s vision of converting landfills into energy is coming true. The startup, Sierra Energy, has created a new blast furnace that converts trash into clean energy. The furnace heats up to 4,000 degrees – 2x as hot as the heart of a volcano – and burns landfill trash into fuel that’s 20 times cleaner than California fuel standards. Sierra Energy has raised $33 million to further develop their furnace…now, that’s a hot take.
Would you help someone fix a flat on the side of the road? How about flip an SUV? When an SUV crashed into a tree in a California city, more than a dozen strangers rushed over to help the driver, pushing the vehicle so that it wouldn’t overturn. Despite the smoke coming from the crashed vehicle, they held the SUV so that the driver could help someone still trapped in the passenger seat, extracting them from the wreckage and saving their life. Now that’s road-side assistance.
On Monday, India revoked the special status of Kashmir, tightening its grip on the Muslim-majority region that has long-been a point of contention with Pakistan. The move will remove a constitutional provision that allows the state of Jammu and Kashmir to make its own laws.
For an annual membership fee of $48 OR $5 a month, you can get CVS products and prescriptions delivered directly to your door with the company’s CarePass program. CVS announced the program will go nationwide after a successful trial run in Boston, Philly and Tampa.
What do you get when you cross a skateboard and an electric scooter? Audi’s E-tron scooter (yes, the German automaker is now making scooters) – the new product will be rolled out in 2020, and it can be yours for only ~$2,240.
The parent of GateHouse Media is buying Gannett in a $1.4 billion deal that combines the country’s two largest newspaper chains. After the deal closes in 2019, the companies say they expect to eliminate roughly $275 million to $300 million of expenses annually
The chicken giant Tyson Foods’ shares hit record highs yesterday after reports of a widespread fatal hog disease in China (which means consumers will opt for chicken instead). This comes on the same day the company received a subpoena from the DOJ in regards to price fixing allegations against the chicken industry.
Cats really do always land on their feet – thanks to physics.
Due to a “righting reflex” and a flexible spine (plus a little help from the conservation of angular momentum) cats are able to orient themselves during a fall to land on their feet. Just don’t test it out on your cat please?