Sunday, February 17, 2013

Some News Comments

Non-Anxious Fish
Here's the scoop on fish doping on benzodiazepines:

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers from Sweden tested out whether Oxazepam, a drug taken to treat anxiety, had any effect on wild European perch. Turns out that fish exposed to the drug end up eating more and being less social.
Imagine what it could do to humans, but isn't it unethical to practice on animals first?

Your Money or Your Lemur
It's a long convoluted story, but it's a simple case of abduction:
"Lucedale (MS) native steals Mobile family's ring-tailed lemur, tries to ransom it
...We don't put up with any monkey business in George County said a sheriff."
I can't beat the sheriff's line.

Eat Every Bean and...
A restaurant owner is trying to honor the fishermen who work hard to bring his customer their meals. If you don't eat it all to the least grain of rice:
Japanese restaurant fines customers for not finishing meal
I'll just skip dessert instead. By the way, what do parents today say to make their children feel guilty about not eating? Starving children is so 20th Century.

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