1) If you want to blow up someone's stuff, just go ahead and do it and find some BS you can arrest them for later.
2) If you want to really publicize someone getting arrested for some BS, you should blow up their stuff, too.
Microbeads are used to exfoliate, so why would one use a cream designed to remove old skin and with chemicals and abrasion as lubrication?!
I'd wager youthful inexperience, poor lighting, and overeagerness. Strong motivation to use whatever was handy.
The article doesn't support the statement that the microbeads are toxic.
Is there any information that the microbeads are actually toxic?
True story. Had a friend in college who would tell you any chance he got to stay away from microbeads, they were the worst thing ever invented, Satan's gift to mankind, etc.
Seems he'd gotten a handjob from a girl who used microbead-laced lotion and it burned the hell out of his junk.
Even small to medium sized fish are found to have 10-20 beads in their digestive tract at any given time.
Which is a remarkably underwhelming number.
Not if he's talking about all fish everywhere. That's probably like... thousands of beads total.
A peanut is a pea. Fabaceae
Sure, but then a peanut is also kudzu, and we're also orangutans.
So you've never taken a taxi in a small town? This is pretty much how it works in rural america. The taxi driver drives his own car. You need a new word for that, too?
Honestly, I haven't. For years I had enough trouble getting a taxi in my large (non-NYC) city, and it's even worse where I grew up (both are top 25 US pop). Pretty much any place I go anymore, if I need to hire transportation, I'm not looking up the number for Yellow Cab... it's just much faster and more convenient to pop open the Uber app.
And I do think the Uber/Lyft paradigm is different enough to merit it's own terminology. If I tell a friend I'm taking a taxi, she doesn't think "Oh, he's hailing one of many different types of paid transportation services, one of which is popularly referred to as 'ridesharing.'" She thinks I flagged down an actual cab that was driving by.
Then again, I don't think that "tweep" and "freegan" are all that worthy of new words, but language marches on. Ridesharing isn't really a ride you share with a serendipitous stranger and a peanut is neither a pea nor a nut.
the regulations are there to make sure there is is possible to get a taxi at all times, the taxi companies get a monopoly on the good times in exchange for also driving at the bad times
I agree this is one of the reasons taxi regs (ostensibly) exist. I know they're not solely there to protect taxi monopolies.
However, in practice, I have only ever been unable to get an Uber once, when the entire region shut down in a snowstorm. On the other hand, I stopped using taxis precisely because I could never reliably get one, especially during the off times.
Dead? No excuse for laying off work.