3rd place in Derby #50: Energy, with 549 votes!
power is a cheap and clean energy source that humankind has used for
centuries. So how come no one has developed a wind-based power plant
that can supply a city with electricity? Why has no one invented a
wind-powered car? Or a wind-powered boat?
Oh yeah, right; we do have that one.
But anyway, part of the problem is NIMBY
types who don’t want turbine farms spoiling their expensive vistas.
Another setback was the wind-power advocacy campaign “Got Wind?” which
prompted more snickering than R&D. But there are entrenched
industrial interests, too, standing in the way of large-scale
Fortunately, there are steps you
can take to use wind power around the home, saving money on your
utility bills and preserving public resources too. First, instead of
using a hairdryer, try leaning your head out of your car window
(passenger side only). Second, on breezy days, don’t run an electric
fan. Put it in an open window and let local air currents turn its
Wait, that doesn’t make any sense at all.
shirt was designed by: toe2254, the subject of the little-known 451st
verse of “This Little Piggy,” in which the piggies do a semester at
Wear this shirt: to our blind date, so we can recognize you.
Don’t wear this shirt: all the way through our blind date, if you catch our drift.
This shirt tells the world: “I dreeeam th’impossible dreeeam”
We call this color: Windblown Brown
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