Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oil Spills and Car Bombs

While reading the news on tonight, I found two pieces of news that caught my attention. First is the failed car bomb attempt in Times Square in New York. To be honest, my first thought was, "I'm going to be working a block from Times Square this summer. I don't want to die." Yes, New York is such an exciting and lively place to be, but it is also one of the most targeted cities for terrorists. I was already a bit scared of going to New York, and this sure isn't helping.

The second piece of news is the Gulf oil spill that is getting closer to shore. While digging deeper into this story, I found a very interesting video of how human hair is one of the best ways of soaking up spilled oil. Salons from all over the nation send their hair cuttings to Matter of Trust in San Francisco where they turn the hair into mats and booms.

1 comment:

  1. the us govt released a statement saying there are suspected links between the attempted bombing (successful scare) and the taliban... my first reaction upon hearing this was that it reminded me strongly of the govt's reaction in V for Vendetta after V raided the television stations.