April 4th, 2008

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Florida teenagers believe that drinking a cup of bleach will prevent HIV, and that Mountain Dew and weed prevent pregnancy.
ORLANDO, FL: A recent survey that found some Florida teens believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy has prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state. The survey showed that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant. State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida's abstinence-only sex education, Local 6 reported.

Via wtf_inc.

What's the greenest community in the United States? The answer will probably shock you.
"My wife and I got married right out of college, in 1978. We were young and naïve and unashamedly idealistic, and we decided to make our first home in a utopian environmentalist community in New York State. For seven years, we lived, quite contentedly, in circumstances that would strike most Americans as austere in the extreme: our living space measured just seven hundred square feet, and we didn't have a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, a lawn, or a car. We did our grocery shopping on foot, and when we needed to travel longer distances we used public transportation. Because space at home was scarce, we seldom acquired new possessions of significant size. Our electric bills worked out to about a dollar a day..."

Spoiler: It's Manhattan, New York City. Via anarchists.
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My gorgeous Firefox Viper on Kim's rooftop flat this morning in Safdarjung.

My cycle computer gadget thingy after I got home. It's really nifty.

Total time spent on my bike today was 1 hour 12 minutes. Total distance travelled was 18.6 kilometers (11.6 miles). My average speed was a pathetic 15 kmph (9 mph). So far I've ridden 46.9 kilometers (29.3 miles) in total since buying the bike. Not impressive but hey, I'm still getting back in the groove.

I'm seriously contemplating taking the bike to the shop and having a road bike's large chainring installed, replacing the stock one on my bike, because pedalling full pelt on the fastest gears barely breaks 30 kmph, which is lame. In Dubai I could average 35 to 40 kmph pedalling all out, and I suspect the chainring on my old bike was larger than the one on the Viper. This would be very, very neat.

Pictured above, the AIIMS junction before it got even more complicated than this. No, really.

So technical bullshit aside, seriously, the AIIMS spaghetti intersection is pure hell. There is literally no way to cross it safely unless you're in a bulky gasoline powered machine. There's no pedestrian crossing, no subway pass, no pavement / sidewalk, nothing. You're just stuck standing there wondering wtf to do. Actually crossing it, especially on the way back, was really something else. Forget all that cross country stuff, this is the real deal I think!
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