Monday, November 26, 2012
The New Caledonian natives survive largely on the fish that they catch themselves. To do this, they use a simple, spear fishing method that has worked for hundreds of years. An angler simply stands on a lookout or high rock armed with a long spear and then jumps into the water to pierce the fish. Tourists are often amazed at their skill!
Every year, untold tons of lawn clippings end up in landfills – or at best, in compost heaps. US Department of Agriculture chemist Syed H. Imam, however, has come up with what could be a better use for them. He’s been making them into fireplace logs, that have some big advantages over conventional artificial logs.