In 1965, the CAS Chemical Registry System listed 211,934 synthetic chemicals. In 2006, that number rose to 88,758,285 and it’s still growing. Many of the chemicals are in products you use everyday from cosmetics to plastic toys.
Many soak through our skin or are breathed in and can be detected inside our bodies. For instance, researchers sprayed the common household oil, WD-40, on volunteers’ fingertips, and detected it in their blood five minutes later.
The average American male has a sperm count 75% lower than 40 years ago. Could this be partially due to these chemicals?
The world’s most outrageous musical instrument was made in France during 1450. A long row of spikes was connected to a keyboard. Under each spike was a pig, arranged according to the pitch of its oink.
Daniel Smith-Rowsey wrote a letter to the public through a major magazine in which he contends the previous generation has spoiled the economy and social structure for present-day college age people. Of the stupidity of his generation, he stated, “We can name more beers than presidents.”
What a way to make a living! Chris Burden tried to have photographs taken of himself as his arm was being grazed by a bullet, but the guy who shot him missed a little bit, causing a wound that required hospitalization. The pictures came out all right and he sold them to an art dealer for $1,750.