The top ten posts of the week on TreeHugger, from Amsterdam to Russell Brand

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Perhaps the title is a bit of an overstatement but it sure got everyone's attention, making Mike's post the most popular of the week:

1. This short-film on Amsterdam will BLOW YOUR MIND

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You have to check out this video. It provides some of the best images of what it's like to actually live in a city where biking is not a sub-culture. More: This short-film on Amsterdam will BLOW YOUR MIND

2. 170 million-year-old rock formation in Utah state park destroyed by Scout leader in a minute

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It's hard to believe that these are scoutmasters, pushing over a rock that has stood there for between 20 and 170 million years against wind and rain and all of nature, until this jerk comes along. More: 170 million-year-old rock formation in Utah state park destroyed by Scout leader in a minute

3. Grizzly cub and wolf cub are best friends (video)

Not one, not two, but three videos for the price of one click. Your weekly dose of dose of "aw, cute". More: Grizzly cub and wolf cub are best friends (video)

4. Earth's most isolated tree, the only one around for 250 miles, was knocked down by alleged drunk driver

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Party like it's 1973 as we look back at a very old tree, seriously in the middle of nowhere 250 miles from anything else, yet somebody manages to run in to it. More: Earth's most isolated tree, the only one around for 250 miles, was knocked down by alleged drunk driver

5. A gift registry for people who don't want stuff

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A truly TreeHugger tale of a different kind of gift registry that doesn't involve stuff and more stuff. More:A gift registry for people who don't want stuff

Curious about the 'Tesla nod'? (video)

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It wouldn't be the Best of the Week roundup without a Tesla story. Don't read the comments. Curious about the 'Tesla nod'? (video)

6. Giant Asian tiger shrimp invade US waters

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So what's the problem with a really jumbo shrimp that a little melted butter wouldn't solve? They are an invasive species that might well upset the local ecosystems. More: Giant Asian tiger shrimp invade US waters

7. Russell Brand says we need a revolution to protect people and the planet. Here's why he's right.

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Everybody is talking about this video. Among other things, Brand says:

"The planet is being destroyed. We are creating an underclass and exploiting poor people all over the world. And the legitimate problems of the people are not being addressed by our political powers."

More: Russell Brand says we need a revolution to protect people and the planet. Here's why he's right.

8. Why you should wash your hands of all antibacterial soaps

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And antibacterial toothpastes and deodorants and all products containing Triclosan. We have been saying this for years on TreeHugger, ever since John Laumer noted There's a frog disruptor in my soap! More in Katherine's update: Why you should wash your hands of all antibacterial soaps

9. Starpath glow-in-the-dark spray coating will light up roads in the UK

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It's a "photoluminescent spray coating that could illuminate roads enough that street lamps could be removed and money and energy could be saved."- a glow-in-the-dark sidewalk. More: Starpath glow-in-the-dark spray coating will light up roads in the UK

10. Another cyclist dies because North American trucks don't have sideguards

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We started the post with an upbeat bike story and end the post with a real downer, the story of yet another cyclist killed because North American regulators do not demand sideguards on trucks. This is personal; I lost a rowing buddy this way. It's time for a change. Another cyclist dies because North American trucks don't have sideguards

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