Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
The great thing about being an Adipose is that since there’s so many of us, we always have someone to play games with. This week we got our stubby hands on the Doctor Who version of RISK.
This Doctor Who version of Risk: The Dalek Invasion of Earth, is set on Earth…early 21st century. The planet has faced many invasions in the past, but never has mankind faced an assault like this, as multiple Dalek armies descend from the skies, seeking to destroy one another and conquer the world.
Play as one of 5 different armies, with Classic or New Dalek Paradigm, as you invade earth.
As you fight for supremacy, the Doctor will do his best to stop you, bringing peace to a different territory each turn, and if your army is not victorious by the time he reaches his eleventh incarnation on the board’s special Regeneration Strip, then the battle is over and all Daleks must retreat as the Oncomimg Storm saves the Earth.
With special power cards to boost your forces or thwart other armies, and special missions to defeat other invading forces, this game of Risk is an epic battle for control of the planet Earth…and the universe.
Now with this game we can finally live out our fantasies of world-domination (sorry, it’s in our nature, we’ll be good though.)
If you preordered the game then you’ll be getting it soon, otherwise you can get yours here.
she’s turning 30 this year
This post doesn’t show the whole tweet but it’s pointless because the hole just gets dug deeper.
Hockey is a family
Iron Man (2008): Deleted Scenes
Tony Comes Home
can you imagine though, jarvis all alone in tony’s malibu house? jarvis who of course doesn’t have any physical form at all, jarvis who at this point occupies just the house and tony’s phone—jarvis, who is dependent on tony for everything, who lives essentially in tony’s pocket, suddenly being completely alone for the first time in his silicon life.
and every ten minutes on the dot for days and days and days he accesses the latest news reports, re-calculating and re-calculating tony’s chances at survival, endlessly running the numbers. and nobody told him to do that. tony’s house was empty and dark and nobody told jarvis to keep an eye on the news but he did. jarvis could have just spun down his hard drives and gone into hibernate mode, but he didn’t.
no, he watched the news. he stood vigil. he waited and he hoped that his calculations were wrong. that one day he would be able to say welcome home, sir once more.
Emotional state: upset about robots.
Well yea, kids get upset when their parent isn’t around.
I HAVE SO MANY JARVIS FEELS RIGHT NOW
did you just get me upset over automated intelligence?
21 May 2008
Fate seemed to play a big part. Giggsy broke Bobby’s record in the European Cup final and it was 50 years since Munich – so maybe it was written in the stars. -Rio Ferdinand
I want to be more like Captain America. I want to be a man of honor who fights for what he believes in. And I want to have a really nice butt.