ten eleven twelve posts of June from yoga mats to wind turbines
These are really the top 11 stories of the month, because the Number One story really was published on May 29 and shouldn't be included as a June story, but it got most of its viewers in June and it was so popular. No wait, it's the top 12 because I missed one and don't want to bump those yoga mats that are in the title already.
12: 21 ways to repurpose an old yoga matbradleypjohnson/CC BY 2.0
Who would have thought that a) you could do so many things with an old yoga mat, and b) that so many people cared?
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11: Underground water reservoir with 3X as much water as Earth's oceans found 700km deep in Earth's crustUSGS/Public Domain
Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink (since it appears to be locked up in rock)
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10: Why old-school cell phones are making a comebackthe_ml/CC BY-NC 2.0 They are often cheap, they have that retro feel and believe it or not, there are "those who are nostalgic for the phone that they used when they were younger". At least it keeps them out of the dump. More: Why old-school cell phones are making a comeback
9: Tesla to open source ALL of its patents, won't sue anyone for using its technology© Michael Graham Richard
Really, this guy is amazing, doing things that other people wouldn't think of.
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8: Free cookbook teaches you how to eat well on $4 a day© Leanne Brown
Did we mention that it's free? Some nice sounding recipes too, even if you can afford a bit more.
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7: Did North Carolina just legalize opossum cruelty for entertainment?!Dawn Huczek/CC BY 2.0
This is so weird, that a state would specifically vote to allow torture of animals. Next up: bear baiting and dogfights.
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6: 8 alternatives to the Raspberry Pi© Raspberrypi.org
There is so much to love about the Raspberry Pi (including the fact that it is made locally in the UK) but some people want a little more oomph.
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5: Touring Enrique's tiny Mexico City apartment© Enrique G de la G
A lovely little apartment designed with humor, intelligence and style.
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4: Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household's energy needs© Michael VanNederveen Photography via The Archimedes
I think this was so popular because everyone wanted to go nuts in comments complaining about it.
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3: Roommates convert small studio to two bedroom apartment with one month's rent© Yorkwook Co
It's not so small at 700 square feet, but they did a nice job of converting it into a two bedroom apartment on the cheap out of found materials.
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2: 10 tips from Grandma for a greener homeRennett Stowe/CC BY 2.0
Katherine's grandmother really knows best, these are all sensible, wonderful tips from "a product of the Great Depression, the youngest of seven kids growing up on a farm in southern Ontario, and so she learned how to be frugal from a young age. "
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1: Environmental photographer of the year shows climate change issues across the world© Tuyet Trinh Do, Fishing net marking in Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 2012
What can one say other than they are truly beautiful photographs that deserve to be up there as Number 1.
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