That's exactly how those chain reactions work. There's an oil eating bacteria too, and they considered using it to help clean up oil spills. The first thing I wondered was, what would happen if that bacteria got in the oil reserves? It seems like, for every solution, there's a problem. John
Lord I hope someone does not get the fungus and bring it to all the countries! Think of the chain recations:
Plastic eating fungus is introduced to NYC. Fungus eats plastic and makes a gas that is poisonous while eating the plastic. TO counter the gas a new fungus is introduced to eat the gas but now the new fungus is spreading all over the streets (as a pink slime). We find a cricket in China that loves the slime, so we bring in the crickets, which eats the slime and reporduces and NYC is covered in fat happy crickets. So they bring in the Mongolian wood mole who loves crickets and they eat the crickets and displace the rats in NYC and are 100 times thicker than the rats were. We bring in the French Mongoose to eat the moles and then have to bring in the German wild bores to eat the mongooses (or would it be mongeese?)..... 10 years later we have to nuke NYC to kill the cloned t-rexes we had to intoduce to kill the tank sized things we intorduced to get rid of the lions we intorduced.... Just to try to get rid f plastic. ;)
I do too. I used to give the extra nickel at Aldi's to get paper bags. The only thing I don't miss about glass is seeing it broken everywhere. Plastic just blows everywhere and lasts thousands of years. They have found a plastic eating fungus in the Amazon. The only question there is, what will we do with all the fungus? John
I miss paper bags! And glass bottles! (paper = renewable and recyclable resource, glass = recyclable [heck it is SAND]).
All the young's want to ban straws and things, how come they do not push paper bags and glass soda bottles?
I thought about the car but I haven't been near it for 2 days and may not be near it for a while yet. There's only been 2 cases in my county out of about 40,000 so my chances are pretty good. Most of the cases are centered in the larger cities. St. Louis is the worst, then Kansas City, Columbia, (where there's a huge medical complex) Springfield and Jefferson City, then 7 or 8 down at the Lake of the Ozarks. If I remember right there are something between 2300 and 2400 in the state, mostly in St. Louis and Kansas City.
The blind guy at the grocery store is well past retirement age and I'd bet he does it just to stay active. It's one of the few places around that still uses paper bags, which seems easy enough for him to deal with. I think he enjoys it. John
I blind bagger?? I find a humor in that. :)
Make sure you also wash (bleach is what I use) the steering wheel and starter and door handle in the car.