Sunday, May 25, 2008

Just One Good Idea

Okay, remember back on Earth Day when I said that if each of us came up with just ONE good idea we might be able save the world? Well I'm about to take a big step toward proving that theory.

Daniel Burd, a sixteen-year-old Canadian high school student has identified and isolated microbes that can eat plastic. This is BIG. Right now, most plastic waste goes into landfills, where it can sit for thousands of years, poisoning the soil around it. But Daniel Burd estimates that his remarkable little microorganisms may be able to gobble up a plastic bag in less than three months!

One high school science project may just have helped save the planet. Daniel Burd, the Irreglars salute you!

Read more here.


Blogger Kitty said...

*salutes to Daniel Burd too*

12:08 PM  
Blogger Spring said...


12:39 PM  
Blogger Invisible Turtle said...


Don't goats eat plastic too?

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

It must be fun to be that brillant.

*salute for good measure*

3:05 PM  
Anonymous sekrit7 said...

That is amazing.
*Is awed*

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Omg! Thanks Burd! *salutes*

Invisible Turtle: Hmmm...idk if that's true...wouldn't it like get all wadded up in their intestines and kill them?


5:40 PM  
Anonymous Kurosignal said...


5:51 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

OK, here's the story. I used to have goats. (Long story.) They WILL eat plastic, but they can't digest it--if you get my really disgusting gist.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that. is. so. amazing. sriously that COULD save the planet! *salutes Daniel Burd* Thanks Burd! You just helped save the planet.

Poor goats.


7:09 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Brilliant! *bows* I feel like a loser now, I'm so much older and I never discovered anything! Not yet anyway. Maybe tomorrow, you never know.

11:43 PM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...

Goats are cool.
Chickens are cooler.
Giant Squids are coolest.
Giant Squirrels totally rule.
NYC subway rats are grosser than your imagination.

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Raph said...

Kirsten, you had goats? ^^

Great story, by the way. It's fantastic to see that people are putting their time to good use when they're not on huge adventures, writing novels or shop-dropping.
*salutes because otherwise I'll be the only person who's commented here who hasn't saluted*

3:57 AM  
Blogger Random Irregular said...

*slautes Danuel Burd*
WoW. I suppose he is a genius. He can solve a global crisis. Next time I should do a 'usefull' project instead. Hmmmmm...

My chicken apparently loves to eat elastic bands. Aaaagh! Whenevrr she sees one, gobble gobble burp.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Ms. bookworm said...


*salutes big time*

7:45 AM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

NO NO NO! if this happens someone will find a thing to eat oil and pretty soon the world will go into complete chaos and then everyone will have brain lesions and we will all have plastic surgery (how do you spell that?) and then it will be a horribly perfect world! if that happens, remember to stay bubbly!

if you've read the Uglies books by Scott Westerfeld, you know what i'm talking about.


but all the same, as long as someone doesnt ruin the world

*Salutes* , and good job. just please dont come up with an oil eating thing. hehe... really.

sorry to be the party ppoper, i just don't want us to become rusties.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous elizz said...

i am not saluting!i don't even know this dude-he could be lying.anway, *weeeeeeeeeeeeeee to the dude i don't even know*

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay I just found the perfect band Their name is Tokio Hotel I don't know if any one has heard of them but they are awesome listen to monsoon it reminds me of Kiki idk why

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

SS Chick:
=D If it means having hoverboards and looking like anime characters, prettymind doesn't sound so bad!

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*salutes* I hope this idea gets of the ground! Ananka, is there a way I can contact you about a weird thing that happened to me and my friend you would be interested in?

5:11 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Me, myself and I: Sure.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...


NO! don't fall into their web of prettyminded brainwashed plastic surgery (will anyone tell me how to spell that?)idiocy! YOU MUST RESIST! i was so depressed in the beginning of the second book because of how tally was. RESIST!RESIST! if that happened to me i would become a crim, but never a special unless i had no controll over it.which i probably wouldn't. *sigh*... society 300 years from now...

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

SS Chick- I'm fairly certain you're spelling surgery correctly.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Ashley said...


8:19 AM  

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