A Rockville, Maryland, man who was arrested after admitting to torching his own mother’s $400,000 home, calmly confessed his crime to a local news reporter who was interviewing onlookers while covering the blaze.
When asked by the reporter “why” he had committed the arson he flippantly said, “to get attention, to get you here.”
“I just poured gasoline on the floor, set it on fire, went to grab a drink, and came back,” Peralta casually told the reporter. Continue reading
Cops in south Georgia say a member of a film crew making a biopic about musician Gregg Allman, was struck and killed by a train.
Strange details are emerging concerning a mattress that was placed on a set of railroad tracks in Doctortown, Ga., killing one woman camera assistant and seriously injuring three others.
The crew, including director Randall Miller, had placed a bed on the tracks for the scene and was expecting two trains on the local bridge, one in each direction, when a third train arrived unexpectedly. Continue reading
Stars just love doing anything ‘green’. Many celebs like Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Ellen DeGeneres are known for driving battery powered hybrid cars. They are on the expensive side, but they are well worth it to save the planet. Here’s why…
Slashdot.org reports that ‘Carnegie Institute for Science’ scientists say that using ‘Bioelectricity’ (battery powered) is a better bet than using ‘Ethanol’ (farm corn and switchgrass cellulose) to power cars in the long run. When the scientists compared which of the two energies lasted longer in driving distance, Bioelectricity lasts 80% longer than Ethanol.
Biofuels such as Ethanol offer an alternative to petroleum for powering our cars, but growing energy crops to produce them can compete with food crops for farmland, and clearing forests to expand farmland will aggravate the climate change problem.
Bioelectricity is said to also double the greenhouse gas offsets to mitigate (less harsh) climate change.
Soon enough we’ll all be driving affordable battery powered micro cars. Plug N Go! Zoom!