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Because vultures aren’t photogenic?

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

I was doing a little reading about Diclofenac, an anti inflammatory drug I was taking, and learned that it’s toxic to vultures and its veterinary use is responsible for the near-extinction of vultures in much of South Asia starting in the 1990’s.  Why is this the first I’ve heard of this?  

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When a status symbol is no longer a status symbol.

August 3, 2014 Leave a comment

The state of repair is as important as the name….I was driving behind a newer Mercedes car today and saw several rust spots on the trunk lid.  If the car were in perfect shape I would have been impressed (on some level) by the conspicuous display of wealth but with those rust spots it’s clear the owner can’t afford to maintain their car and it brings as much prestige as a fourth-hand Corolla.

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