Green tech finds: the crazy ideas about climate change edition

Article: Green tech finds: the crazy ideas about climate change edition

Repeat after me: no matter what Rush said, wind farms don’t cause global warming. But there may be some substance to the idea that warmer air allows baseballs to travel a bit further. These stories and more in this week’s green tech finds.

People of Walmart song

Article: People of Walmart song

It surpassed 2.5 million views on YouTube last week. Jessica Frech‘s original song and video set to images from is a prime lesson in successful self-promotion: take an Internet site that thrives on our love of laughing at people and pair it with a seriously catchy tune (seriously, don’t listen to it more than once if you don’t want to wake up singing it tomorrow) and voila: Internet meme! Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Frech is a talented musician with an ethereal voice (and a ukulele!) — but her mastery of grass-roots internet marketing is what will propel her to fame.

Super size ants

Article: Super size ants

In her latest installation “Corpor Esurit, or we all deserve a break today” at Exit Art, Brooklyn artist Elizabeth Demaray is housing Pogonomyrmex badius, better known as the red harvest ant in a 6-by-10-foot plexiglass farm and feeding them a steady McDonalds-only diet for one month (Happy Meal toys included). In addition to the artist…

How many miles until the next Big Mac?

Article: How many miles until the next Big Mac?

We are a fast food nation. Everyone knows that. But did you know that there are over 13,000 MacDonald’s in the lower 48 states? Damn, that’s a lot of calories being consumed. Stephen Von Worley, who writes the Weather Sealed blog, came up with an idea while driving through California. As he was bombarded with…