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Finally, Guilt-Free Bottled Water!

Well, this has been a long time coming! Better than recycling or even compostable bottles, new TossNot brand goes further with a fully edible bottle! We’ve just finished trying one out, the water was great and the bottle was satisfyingly crunchy in a gelatinous, nail-biting kind of a way!

Our stimulus check has arrived!

The needs of the public for a steady stream of water weirdness greatly outstrip the resources of this little blog. Plus, as it is now, it only creates one part-time job–and not even a paid one! With this stimulus shot-in-the-arm, we’re laptop-ready to hit the ground keyboarding. The first 10 e-mailers are hired!

Actually, this check is some obvious fakery from www.bankofobama.org where you can send your friends and enemies free virtual “stimulus checks” or a snail-mail paper check for just a couple bucks. It took 2 MBAs and 1 Geek to conceive and launch the site, which declares:

Bail out a friend today! Bad mortgage, student loan, credit card debt, Vegas trip…you know someone who needs a personal bailout for it.  Bank of Obama believes everyone should get their share of the stimulus package.

How do you spot ‘fake’ water?

This item is from BBC news on Wednesday, 3 September 2008:
Fake sacred water ‘poses danger’

Muslims observing Ramadan have been urged to avoid bottled water which may contain high levels of poison arsenic. Sacred Zam Zam water originates from Saudi Arabia and cannot be exported from the country for commercial sale. Zam Zam is traditionally drunk by pilgrims for its healing properties and during the holy period of Ramadan. Environmental health officers in Luton have warned that bottles for sale that are labelled as Zam Zam water are of unknown origin and pose a risk. Joan Bailey, of Luton Borough Council, said: “In previous years this product has been on sale in Luton and anyone who has bought the product is being advised to throw it away. “As we can’t trace the origin of this water, it poses a great risk to anyone who consumes it.”

This batch, photographed in Malaysia, is by thefunks on Flickr.