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Letter of Recommendation Fatbergs
A hideous collective self-portrait rendered in oil and wet wipes.
explained  city  trash  underground  sewer  home  kitchen 
march 2018 by aries1988
Excavating Food Waste in Nashville, Denver, and New York - CityLab
Denverites trashed the most edible food—about 7.5 pounds per household each week—followed by New York (5.4 pounds) and then Nashville (4.6 pounds). Overall, these sums are lower than previous estimates from ReFED, a consortium of food-centric organizations, which placed the weekly figure around 11.6 pounds per household.

1 pound = 0.453 kg
city  usa  trash  food  numbers 
november 2017 by aries1988
Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner | Science | The Guardian
Why? How is it that we can send robots to Mars, build the internet, keep alive infants born so early that their skin isn’t even fully made – and yet remain unable to keep rats from threatening our food supplies, biting our babies, and appearing in our toilet bowls?

Rats have the same taste preferences as humans – they love fat and sugar – though Dyer’s experiments with various flavour profiles indicated that their appetite for both exceeds ours.
biology  animal  ecosystem  city  human  trash  food  scientist 
september 2016 by aries1988
Force Empty Trash in Mac OS X When File is Locked or In Use
Force Empty Trash in Mac OS X When File is Locked or In Use
tips  trash  osx 
july 2012 by aries1988

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