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Whatchamacallit 161: bamboo toothbrushes

A year or two ago, I used the bathroom at a friend’s place – noticing the non-plastic toothbrushes. I asked about them – learning about bamboo toothbrushes that are entirely biodegradable, no plastic involved, no plastic consequences for the planet, especially since I go through 4-5 toothbrushes in a year; sometimes more if I […]

Abgebrochen

So this morning I was eating my favorite breakfast: Kolln Müsli Schoko when I bit into something hard.

Fishing it out of my mouth, I looked at it and thought, that’s odd: that doesn’t look like a rock. My tongue went into immediate search mode and a split second later I realized, I had broken […]

The Zahnpasta Challenge

The only thing better than real security is false security—and since 2001 no organization has been better at providing false security than the US’s TSA: the Transportation Security Administration.

Predictably the TSA is reacts to situations. Someone tries to blow-up a plane using a bomb in a shoe? The response: make everybody take off their […]