The United States of America–land of the free and home of the government regulated soda sizes.
Yes, it seems the limits to super-sized soft drinks has become a trend.
Following in the footsteps of New York’s Bloomberg, the mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts has started a similar campaign.
If this new downsizing soda trend catches on, we may soon all be free of the reign of the super-sized soda that’s been forced on us for so many years.
Just think, a world of Gulps and satisfacory-size sodas. No longer will you have to make that tough decision for yourself.
Isn’t it nice to know the government cares about your personal decisions…and doesn’t want you to have to make them.
More on the Story: Reuters.com
…just for fun:
Your cell phone conversations could be a little more bubbly in the future.
Thanks to a new sustainable cell phone concept, your phone may soon be getting its battery power from a surprising source–soda.
No, the phone doesn’t run on fizz (though that would be awesome). But it’s still pretty cool. I mean, it is a phone that you can pour soda in to.
This carbonated cell runs on a battery that uses enzymes to generate electricity from carbohydrates. In other words it uses sugar to make your phone work.
The best part, the cell phone itself is actually biodegradable and its caffeinated battery can hold a charge for four times longer than the standard lithium battery.
If you’ve every seen a seven-year-old on their third Coke (or first in some cases), that charge time shouldn’t surprise you. Although, that probably means that it’s prone to crashing without warning.
Also, considering the corrosive powers of certain sugary sodas, the biodegradable feature may be an issue, but overall it sounds like a cool new piece of technology.
Plus, just think of all the problems this new phone can create:
- “Sorry…can’t hear…phone…fizzing…call…back.”
- “Who drank my cell phone battery?”
- “Can I call you back? My battery is leaking.”
- “I dropped my phone again, and it exploded all over my new shoes.”
Another plus, you can easily change the color (and flavor) of your phone.
Unfortunately, these phones aren’t available yet at your cell service provider of choice’s store.
You’ll have to continue to put up with your everyday mundane cell phone issues.
For now, sharing a fizzy beverage with your cell phone is only a dream.
The Whole Story: Coke Powered Cell Phone
I’ve heard (not sure where or when, but I’ve heard) that it’s our own personal faults that we see best (usually for the worst) in other people.
For example, say you’re a nail-biter, that lady next to you on the bus who can’t keep her hands out of her mouth is probably driving you up a wall.
In my case it’s indecisiveness. I have trouble, at times, every once in a while, occasionally making up my mind (pay no attention to all of the qualifiers in this sentence). I am also horribly impatient with others who have this problem. It drives me crazy to watch someone take more than two seconds to choose between two options (there are some exceptions of course…sometimes there are three options).
I’m working on it, both the indecisiveness and the impatience, I’m making more ground in one area than the other (bet you can’t guess which). In the mean time I thought I’d offer some words of encouragement to others who suffer from this fear of choices.
I think the most helpful way to do this will be to offer scenarios of varying importance. So here are some hypothetical scenarios:
Decisions that aren’t worth sweating over:
soup or sandwich?
paper or plastic?
Coke or Pepsi?
Decisions that might be worth taking a moment to ponder:
major in biology or business?
$1000 shoes or no $1000 shoes?
red or blue wire?
Anyone who actually sat here and mulled over anything on that first list, you’re a lost cause I can’t help you. Good luck. I’m off to make myself some coffee…now, vanilla or french roast?
it’s Wednesday, so I have to have a “Glee” clip
p.s. only took me two days to decide on this topic (started writing it on Monday, then changed my mind), actually not bad for me…
p.p.s . bonus points to anyone who can identify what film the photo up top is from