Minnesota’s Meth Lab Locations

The National Clandestine Laboratory Register breaks it down. Here’s a look at the “clandestine” locations in Minnesota:

Meth Labs in Minnesota

This looks like primarily a rural problem. A look at the greater metro area shows that Michele Bachmann’s district is doing a lot more cooking than Ellison or McCollum’s:

I suppose that’s because it’s tough to run a meth lab in an urban area due to the smell. Good thing our rural legislators are focused on discriminating against gay people and disenfranchising poor and elderly voters rather than dealing with stuff like this, eh?

AirBorne Faces FTC Reality Check

I wonder if the FTC’s smack-down of Airborne will have an adverse effect on the placebo effect of this ridiculously overpriced vitamin supplement:

AdFreak: Airborne settlement nothing to sneeze at

Mentioned in Mental Floss’s list of shameless false-advertising schemes, the ads and packaging dubiously claimed that Airborne could somehow prevent you from catching a cold. Now, the FTC is ordering the company to pay consumers back for as many as six purchases each, at an estimated total cost of $30 million.

I can imagine thousands of people reading about this and thinking, “Yeah, well it still works for me.” since science is so easily dismissed in favor of well marketed quackery these days.

via Rachelle

This is a Spider on Drugs

Thanks to James for pointing this out. I’m not sure how long this one will last since it seems like Google’s taking down versions of this, but it it works for ya, great. If it doesn’t work, try searching for ” Spiders On Drugs” on Google or YouTube to see what you’re missing.

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