the "health food" industry will sell you fructose telling people that it is a "more natural and healthy" sweetener.
Very true. Ever see Agave Nectar in health food stores? It can be up to 90% fructose. Which can't possibly be good for people with fructose malabsorption syndrome .
When "spent" fuel is removed from the reactor, the fission reaction has stopped, but the residual heat from the decaying by-products would cause the fuel bundles to melt. (This is what happened at TMI- The reactor was shut down and no fission reaction was underway, but the water level got low enough to uncover the fuel bundles, and without water to carry away the residual heat of decay, they started melting.) The water in the spent fuel pool would indeed get near the boiling point of water if it were not for the constant cooling of the pool, but letting the pool get that hot wouldn't be a good idea, though, since the spent fuel pool at your average nuclear power plant is about the size of an Olympic swimming pool, and many activities take place in the same building (which is separate from the reactor containment building), such as the preparation of new fuel rods (they are stored in the same pool, but shielded from the spent rods), storage and preparation of the dry storage casks that the oldest spent fuel goes into, and temporary warehousing of low level radwaste, things like contaminated water filters, protective suits, decontamination materials, etc. Steam from that much hot water would hamper activities and be detrimental to everything inside of the spent fuel storage building.
After a number of years, the short lived by-products have decayed enough that the oldest spent fuel bundles can be stored in shielded casks for dry storage. Sure, they are still warm (thermally speaking), but not enough to melt or otherwise cause damage to the container in which they are stored (as the fuel rods are still smokin' hot radioactively speaking).
I think some people have actually proposed ideas to harvest the excessive heat using waste heat recovery technologies like thermocouples, low pressure turbines (running on ammonia), stirling engines, preheating the feedwater going back into the steam generators, etc.
Many gas pipeline companies bury communications links right alongside their pipelines that communicate with flow meters and pressure gauges, send instructions to compressor stations along the pipeline to throttle up or down, or shut and open valves remotely to keep up with demand. They wouldn't run the cable inside the pipelines, though, because they occasionally send devices called "pigs" through the pipes to check for corrosion on the inside of the pipeline. The pigs would simply shred any cables inside the pipeline.
Now it's conceivable that a secret agency could slip in their communications link alongside the pipeline company's link as it's being built; of course they would lie and tell the pipeline constructors that they're such-and-such communications company looking for a protected right-of-way for their cable. Then when someone dials the call-before-you-dig hotline, they're told there's two communications links and a 36 inch gas pipeline buried there. Guaranteed the contractor will be more concerned about hitting the pipeline than any cables buried right next to it, and stay far away from it.
Now, who in their right mind would even attempt to drink an entire case of sodas, sweetened, diet or otherwise?
I've had many of my solar powered lawn lights turn into ant farms simply because they make great shelter. Ants love warmth. Here's an experiment: Get an empty paint can, drill a small hole on the side near the bottom and set it outside preferably in an out of the way yet sunny part of the yard; e.g. by a fence. Watch how fast that sucker fills up with ants. With the sun beating down on telephone and cable hookup boxes, in my neighborhood about half of them have ant mounds around them. And yard transformers are warm all year round, the little buggers get inside and pile up moist dirt until they reach the conductors and bzzzt! What amazes me is how high they'll climb to build a nest- At a previous neighborhood where the utilities were strung up on poles, I called the phone company complaining of line noise one day, so they came out and found an ant nest inside the rubber boot on the pole 25 feet in the air.
But where I live, ants aren't so much a problem in window AC units as brown paper wasps are...