ugly arabWater-saving madness can stink Germany’s cities

Germany has water in abundance – but save consumers what it’s worth. This leads especially in the summer cause it stinks bestial in the cities. The solution would be a water flat rate.

Berlin Sewer : Here, when there is low tide, it starts to stink
Photo: Amin Akhtar Berlin Sewer : Here, when there is low tide, it’s starting to stink

Saving the Germans in water consumption has an effect on prices . In 1991, consumed every man according to the Federal Environment Office a day on average 143 liters for showering , cleaning, cooking or drinking. Even almost 20 years later there were 23 liters less , which is about the contents of two household buckets.

” Every drop counts” : a long time as environmentalists warned or church groups on caring for water, which showed success. Today, many clothes in the savings program , use special shower heads, the water butt in the garden or in rinse hold in the toilet for the small business.

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Vipers invade Swedish psychiatric prison

Vipers invade Swedish psychiatric prison

The Swedish huggorm. File photo: Patrik Neckman/Flick

Published: 23 May 2014 11:36 GMT+02:00

Sweden’s only venomous species of snake has invaded a correctional services psychiatric unit in northern Sweden, with one inmate attacked.

The local Sundsvalls Tidning newspaper reported that the town’s mental health clinic for convicts (rättspyk) was fighting an “unusual” number of vipers (huggormar). While there had been snakes on the property last year, their numbers shot up this spring.

A patient who was spending time in the yard picked one of the adders, which coiled, turned, and bit him. At the time, five snakes were crawling across the yard.

“There’s an unusual number of snakes this year,” said clinic manager Bengt Eriksson.

The patient whose hand was bitten did not need medical care, despite the vipers being the only venomous species of snake in Sweden.

“All you could see were two small fang marks,” Eriksson noted.

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