The Baconator

So I went to Cabin John Park in Rockville.

In the park was this Baconator machine.

It is a pig for collecting garbage (and not being a pig and trashing the park).

When you press the bottom on the upper right, the pig tells you what to put inside–paper, cardboard, and soft drink cans, but not bottles or broken glass.

The kids seemed really curious about it, but also were sort of scared of it–especially when it says, “I’m hungry, hungry, hungry!”

The Baconator will eat your refuse, but then who would want to eat the Baconator?

Plus as my niece used to say when she was very little, “Piggy isn’t kosher!” πŸ˜‰

(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Don’t Eat Me, I’m Driving

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The Guardian reported today the finding of a scientist in China that prehistoric people used to slash, kill, and eat pandas.

It is hard to believe that anybody would eat anything as cute as a panda bear, but when your prehistoric and starving–perhaps that’s a different story.

According to ABC News, when two giant pandas arrived in Washington D.C. in December 2000, people waited in line for 4 hours to see them.

There are only about 130-140 pandas in captivity and U.S. Zoos are paying China as much as $1 to $2 million a year to rent these huggable, teddy bear like creatures.

Personally, beautiful creatures like pandas, penguins, seals, turtles, lions, tigers and more are for marveling at and enjoying–not for calorie intake.

One creative individual found a noteworthy way to tell everyone just how adorable s/he felt the pandas are–by getting car seat covers that look just like they are driving around town. πŸ˜‰

(Source Photos: Minna Blumenthal)