Freaky Friday News: January 29, 2016
Barbie Gets a Makeover
|From Glamour Magazine|
Also, what happened to the Little People Barbie? I know that Little People are not the majority in the country, but that doesn't mean that they don't want appropriately sized dolls.
A Vegan Butcher Shop?!??No, I did not type that wrong. A brother and sister team, Kale and Aubrey Walch, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign last year to raise money to open a vegan butcher shop in Minneapolis named The Herbivorous Butcher. In their new shop, the Walch siblings will create meat-free sausages, pepperoni, jerky, and other typically meat-based products.
|From The Herbivorous Butcher|
Cleaning the Oceans, One Bucket at a TimeLast month, a new-ish venture called Seabin launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise money to help them clean the oceans. Seabin creates special buckets that go into harbors, cleaning out the physical rubbish and oily residue from the water, as explained in the diagram below.
|From the Indiegogo Campaign|
Basically, these men want harbors and marinas to buy and use seabins to clean rubbish and oil out of the local water, thereby helping to keep the surrounding waters cleaner. While this will not rid the Pacific Ocean of its plastic sea, I believe that seabins will make a difference. And at the moment, I think we need to do all that we can.