Today on Planet 100: Zoo Animals On The Menu (Video)


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Today, on Planet 100, a new report cites a variety of violations of federal regulations by offshore drilling oversight staff that includes accepting gifts, using illegal drugs, and accessing porn on government-issued computers. Meanwhile, a company sells fresh air in a jar and the Beijing Zoo's star attractions find themselves on the menu.Meth, Porn & Oil
As if this whole Gulf Oil Spill business wasn't dirty enough, news of drilling agency staff behavior just made things a lot more tawdry.

An interior department report cites a variety of violations of federal regulations alleging that staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted gifts from petroleum companies and used government computers to view pornography.

An inspector for the Minerals Management Service also admits to using crystal methamphetamine and said he might have been under the influence of the drug the next day at work. Now here's someone whose just high on life, Damien Somerset with Wacky Wednesday.

Via: Yahoo
Air in a Jar
FizzGig submitted a NewsLite story about Stressed city workers in the UK being offered jars containing 'fresh air'.

The campaign was organized by the The National Trust in order to promote outdoor activities. Each jar is said to contain 0.42 grams of fresh air and have the ability to relieve stress for up to 10 minutes. The organizers say they collected hundreds of recycled jars, then left them open in spots from gardens and forests to seaside resorts, before being sealed and labeled.

Via: Shift Logic
Don't Eat the Animals
Not feeding the animals is standard fare at zoos, but what about eating them? Beijing Zoo's restaurant serves webbed toes of hippopotamus and dishes made with crocodiles, scorpions, and kangaroo tail much to the chagrin of the International Fund for Animal Welfare who deem the practice "utterly inappropriate."

Via: TreeHugger
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