I've always thought that there should be a registry for people who repeatedly drive drunk. a few years ago I read a paper that compared stats. For every child that was kidnapped by a non-family member, 18 children were killed by a drunk driver in a vehicle other than the one they were in.
I can remember taking an introduction to physics course where the teacher claimed that Neutrons were made up of "One electron and one positron" When I called him on it, he said that the students would only be confused by the real answer.
There are many correlations between violence and other things. Studies have shown that 97% of all people who participate in school shootings are wearing pants at the time. Contact your government representatives and get them to ban wearing pants in school!
After the Quebec ice storm 10 years ago, when much of the provence was left without power for weeks, some engineering students at McGill developed a small generator that runs off the waste heat that goes up the chimney. The generator was enough to power the furnace blower, and one radio. Last I heard, they had hoped to increase the efficiency to the point where they could run a fridge off it as well.
Given 10 years, I'm sure it's in production somewhere.
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