Seriously, though this is kind of a big deal. Know that big problem we have? You know, the one involving a crapload of used plastic hanging around in landfills with nowhere to biodegrade for a couple million years? Well, Jonathan Russell might’ve solved that problem. See, Russell and his fellow Yale students went to Ecuador, where they found a new kind of fungus they’re calling Pestalotiopsis microspora. Big deal, you’re thinking. Anyone can find fungus anywhere! Well, something his fellow students found out after the fact is that this fungus can live on a diet of polyurethane alone — and even crazier, it doesn’t even need air to do so! In other words, we could potentially put it at the bottom of a landfill and cover it with plastic, and it would do the rest of the work. This might be game-changing if it works as advertised. (photo via Flickr user dbutt; EDIT: Updated with link to research abstract) source
I hope people pay close attention to the larger social statements in this film.
(1) The revolution was sparked by the death of Rue, a sweet innocent Black girl (2) The riots got started by the predominately Black sector
so true. and really, the whole trilogy is about lower-class people and/or people of color regaining freedom and taking back their power. jennifer lawrence has done a great job, but katniss is not white and never should’ve been cast white.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Another important note in the bolded!!!!
Darrien Hunt was just a young nerdy cosplayer that liked anime and was still seen as a dangerous threat. like no matter how far away from a “thug” you behave if you are black you are a target you are being watched and you are not safe in America