Arizona Ski Resort Using Sewage for Artificial Snow: Faced with shorter winters and warmer weather, one ski resort in Arizona has come up with a novel idea - use 100 percent sewage effluent to make artificial snow. Resort officials say everything’s perfectly safe, just as long as skiers adhere to the ”don’t eat the yellow snow” signs.
Against Nudity in San Francisco: A San Francisco supervisor, fed up with the almost-daily displays of nudity in one city neighborhood, introduced legislation that would make it illegal to walk around naked on San Francisco streets. Nudity enthusiasts challenged police to go ahead and arrest them, claiming they have nothing to hide.
Police Involved in Porn Shoot: The Los Angeles Department of Transportation announced that it is investigating allegations that two of its traffic officers acted in a porn movie, now circulating online, while on duty. LAPD officials say this could be a clear violation of the city’s penal code.
Scientists Studying Urban Coyotes: Scientists at Ohio State University who study coyotes living in an urban environment claim that they are completely monogamous and that couples pair-off for life. My question is, who really cares if scientists at Ohio State are monogamous?
La Brea Tar Pits Music Festival: The La Brea Tar Pits - a place where giant mammoths and saber-toothed tigers met their deaths after becoming swallowed up in tar - was once again a scene of music, food and fun as more than 1,000 people attended the 10th annual TarFest. Not to be outdone, rival music promoters say they are planning a giant concert for early next year to be held in quicksand.
Cars of the Future: Scientists say that cars of the future will simply be driverless computers on wheels within the next 10 to 20 years. Good! Then let the damn computers wait in line at the DMV.
New Residents Flocking Into Downtown Areas: After decades of decline, the US Census reports that America's downtowns are once again attracting not just workers and shoppers but also new residents. Unfortunately, most of those “new residents” are called homeless people.