Adidas transform plastic into fashion

An increasing number of people are becoming aware of the danger, which plastic poses to our environment, and many companies have taking it upon themselves to minimize plastic from their products. And while all of that is well and good that does not eradicate the striking number of 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, which already…

Origami and how paper became a thing

  It is commonly know that origami originated from either Japan or China. Except that this is not true. The truth is that we actually do not know, where the idea of folding a paper and turning it into an object came from. Creation of paper The first rough paper was made in China somewhere around…

Are e-cigarettes dangerous?

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular the last couple of years. National representation studies of the United States show the numbers of adults having ever tried an e-cigarette increased from less than 1% to 8% from 2009 to 2012. That is a 7% increase in only three years. Use among youth in the US is rising…

The birth of Youtube

Youtube is today a major website with approximately 2 billion views a day. It is the 3rd most visited website and it all started  with three young men; Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim. Together they came up with the idea for YouTube over a dinner party in San Francisco about a year before the actual…

Cultivation and production of cigarettes

The Tobacco plant’s Latin name is Nicotiana tabacum, which bares a notably resemblance to Jean Nicot (link to history of tobacco), who around 1560 made a fortune selling the plant in Europe. The plant belongs to the Solanaceae plant family, which surprisingly enough makes it related to known vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants! A…

Ice music

For as long as there has been humans walking this earth there has been music. Music has amazed people for thousands of years and music has taken its appearance through many forms. From the violin to the Picasso guitar people will always find a way to make music. Some has even taking every day sounds and…

The best way to die

Most of us live our lives in a wasteful way, which deeply effects the environment around us and our planet. More and more people are concerned with their carbon output, which has lead some to look at the way we die. The way we arrange funerals today is extremely wasteful and straight out harmful for…

Is acupuncture a hoax?

There is a lot of debate about the quality of treatment provided by acupuncture and many studies are simply inconclusive. The studies often show a slight increase of symptom relief, which isn’t enough to leave a conclusive answer, but it is enough for today’s medicinal practitioners considering acupuncture treatment alongside ‘regular’ treatment when faced with…

Tobacco through history

Pre-Columbian Small amounts of nicotine have been found in human remains and pipes in the Near East and Africa, but there is no clear evidence that tobacco was used frequently in the Ancient World. Except from America. In America the natives used it for all different kind of medical purposes. Burning a torch containing tobacco…

Wind turbines: are they bird killers?

The problem I became outraged, when I – while reading into Donald Trump’s climate policy – learned that the wind power industry each year kills around 1.4 million birds and bats (Source: The Wildlife Society Bulletin). But now, after having done some research into the issue I must ask myself; is there really a problem? Do not…

Artificial meat will invade your dinner plates

Many people have become vegans or vegetarians either due to ecological or personal reasons. Animal cruelty and exploitation is a big part of today’s agriculture and many people actively decide not to take part in that and instead choose to live on a plant-based diet. Other than that our need for meat plays a big…

What is Zero Waste?

The Zero Waste mindset is an art form. It is a life style. When living as a Zero Waster you live by the following 5 steps; refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot. These are the 5 R’s and I promise that they are not as scary as they may sound! Zero Waste isn’t about living…