O.K. so this is clearly not as serious as my blog posts usually are but it's from the POPSCI (Popular Science Magazine) Archives. It's a real article about drug smuggling interdiction.
The article, titled: Mexican Authorities Seize Homemade Marijuana-Hurling Catapult At The Border is one posted to their website from this last January. I'm not sure when if ever it appeared in their printed magazine.
I think it's a pretty good marriage of my priorities with this blog. Those as stated are gardening, cool technologies and, where possible, a touch of humor.
I ran across this while searching their archives for an article from their monthly magazines' segment called "What's New" that contains little blurbs with pictures of all sorts of new gadgets etc. that are either new to them, new to the market or have been announced by their makers yet unreleased to the market.
I was looking for one I recall seeing years ago about a human powered rotary lawn mower. I recall it looked a lot like any other rotary mower but for size and the absence of any gas or electric motor. That was replaced by a wheel driven gear train to the blade shaft.
Anyway... though there was no luck per my search target, there was this about a completely different type of GRASS!
As always, click on the highlighted text to find the items they link to.