Top ten posts of the week, from eating bugs to rolling coal

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It is always a surprise, doing the top ten posts of the week on Saturday morning. If I had to guess which were going to be the most popular posts I would be wrong every time.

10. It's a mud mud mud mud world: Herzog & de Meuron design Europe's largest rammed earth building

© Iwaan Ban via Herzog & De Meuron

I should stop making silly jokes like that one in the title, how many people actually get the reference to a very silly 40 year old movie
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9. This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day

© GE Reports

Sunlight is free, so we have been skeptical of vertical farms and factory conversions, but as LED lighting gets cheaper and better, this is all beginning to make a lot of sense.
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8. Leave a lighter footprint: green funeral and burial tips

Green Burial Ground in Olney, UK/CC BY 2.0

We're updating and republishing our How To Go Green series, and this one is to die for.
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7. Home geography: Sublime salvaged wood furniture, overlaid with rivers of glass

© Greg Klassen

Now that is beautiful.
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6. Move over potato chips, it's time for cricket Chirps

© Six Foods

Yum.
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5. Dubious Dubai: World's largest air conditioned city to be built, covering 48 million square feet

© Mall of the world via Designboom

Dubai thinks 180 million tourists will fly in to see this thing, or to come for tummy tucks and facelifts. And we worry about rollin' coal?
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4. "Everything is NOT awesome" with LEGO, says Greenpeace (video)

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Well this was a great video but Warner Brothers went after Greenpeace for copyright infringement and it has been taken down. So much for fair comment.
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3. Vegetarians live 20% longer, according to massive study

Matthew Nuzum/CC BY 2.0

Yes, but do they enjoy all that extra time?
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2. Here's why "Rollin Coal" is actually awesome

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We spent some time around the water cooler debating whether we would cover this idiocy at all, and then Sami went and did it. "If the Heartland Institute were to nominate Beavis and Butthead to be their official spokespeople, it could hardly do more to discredit "anti-environmentalism"
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1 Easy tip for biking in a skirt, all you need is a penny and a rubber band

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It would seem to me that if you have enough fabric in your skirt to do this and still have freedom of movement, then you probably didn't need it in the first place, but I am a guy and what do I know.
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