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145992.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:33 am Reply with quote

A thread for all matters greenly.

The world’s first eco-friendly, fully biodegradable cricket box has been invented. It’s made of hemp and a plant-based resin, and was launched by the Eden Project in Cornwall.

The inventor was hit in the face by a ball, while testing the box. (A cricket ball).

Sources: Western Daily Press, 16 Dec 06

146063.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:53 am Reply with quote

That's very funny and would be great, especially if we can get the picture:

It seems to belong to the BBC; no idea if that helps, though.

146064.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:56 am Reply with quote

It's got everything, that picture: Eden-style podule in the b/g, actual moment of impact of ball in face, completely ridiculous box.

Maybe we could run it as a spot-the-ball spot?

146068.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:02 pm Reply with quote

Molly drew our attention to an underwater rugby shot which I'll just link to here in case this spot-the-bal idea goes anywhere.

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146330.  Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:22 am Reply with quote

“Religious groups in the US claim that Al Gore’s climate-change blockbuster ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is sacrilegious on the grounds that global warming is a sign that Jesus is about to return to earth.”

S: The Observer Magazine, 11 Feb 07

172484.  Mon May 07, 2007 6:40 am Reply with quote

Two Scottish scientists, Dr David Hepworth and Dr Eric Whale, have come up with a way of using carrots (“a renewable resource”) to make a new material, called Curran, which they hope could be used to build battleships, snowboards, car parts and engineering components. Already on sale is a fly fishing rod which is 50% made of carrots.

They hope soon to be making 100% vegetable products, and are looking at turnips, swedes and parsnips as well as carrots.

S: Grow Your Own, June 2007.

Link to Engineering.

172493.  Mon May 07, 2007 7:29 am Reply with quote

Here we are:

Molly Cule
173000.  Wed May 09, 2007 7:54 am Reply with quote

The world's first cow powered train can take you between the Swedish cities of Linkoping and Vastervikone. The train runs on biogas made from chopped up cows, one cowsworth will take you 4km on the train.

173045.  Wed May 09, 2007 9:57 am Reply with quote

Heh - I read that as 'cosworth'.


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