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How To Save The Mysterious Life of the Endangered Sea Glass

Sea Glass

PACIFIC OCEAN — Due to the increased sea glass hunting and decreased littering, sea glass is becoming an endangered species. Sea glass activists and environmentalists urge beach-goers to bring more colorful glass bottles and break them at the beach.

Not much is known about the mating life of sea glass because it has never actually gotten to mate. Sea glass usually gets picked up by humans and put inside pockets or plastic bags, where it suffocates.

Thankfully, some sea glass found at beaches is saved and this species is given a second chance at life through an artificial insemination method called “recycling.” This saved sea glass is turned into new bottles to be used for liquor that would later be consumed by humans at the beach.

Sea glass is born when a human breaks the bottle they’ve brought to the beach to celebrate a successful intoxication upon finishing her whiskey, wine, or beer. That’s when the young, sharp pieces of sea glass emerge from the sea bottles and begin their fragile journey by slowly making their way from the sand into the sea. Sometimes the sea glass journey is cut short, when passing humans obliviously step on the glass with their feet, accidentally stomping it to death.

If the pieces of glass do make it into the water, they develop there for many years, bumping and grinding against each other and the stones on the bare sea floor, because sea glass has been known to cut a rug.  Eventually, each piece of glass matures into toned and smooth adult sea glass. It is then ready to mate and the ocean waves sway it back up the shore.

Although the appearance of sea glass is eye-catching, its mating call cannot be heard with a naked human ear. Recent technology has allowed scientists to create special sound-detecting equipment. Sea glass hunters wear giant headphones that connect to an extended sound detector on a stick, which can be used on land or in water. That way, if sea glass is hiding, the hunter will poke around with the microphone stick until he hits it, and will hear its mating call, which is the sound of glass breaking.

 


EXCLUSIVE: OK Go Adds 503 New Band Members At Secret Audition

OKGo

CHICAGO — It became clear that the entire OK Go concert at Lincoln Hall on August 15, 2014 was actually a secret audition held by the band to find additional singers and dancers, when lead singer and guitarist, Damian Kulash, asked members of the audience to join the band on stage.

OK Go must have been so astonished by the performances of the audience members, who sang and danced to their songs all evening, that they asked all 503 of them to join.

I happened to become one of those 503 lucky, new OK Go band members that night. We climbed up on the stage and went right to work of singing and dancing with the band. It might have looked a little crowded on stage, but no one on the floor could complain, since there was no longer an audience.

During the performance, Kulash welcomed the new band members by baptizing us with his sweat drops.  We were compensated for our time and talent with blasts of biodegradable non-fat vegan confetti.

No word yet on our next show as a full 507-member OK Go band because we’re having difficulties finding a large enough tour bus.


Traffic Jam Caused By A Cake And Her Cups

Cakewalk

SAN FRANCISCO — A family of cakes caused traffic to screech to a halt as they were crossing the street, officials said. The confections were not injured. However, at least 8 people had to be rushed to a cafe to be treated for severe salivation.

The cakewalk happened just a few minutes after a nearby pastry shop filed a police report for a missing birthday cake and a dozen cupcakes. The shop regularly rescues cakes from bakeries, also known as cuppy mills, and keeps them in a safe environment until they are adopted.

But this battered cake family couldn’t wait for adoption and escaped to search for a new home. Upon spotting the cakes, police officers immediately adopted them.