Rice ISN'T the best way to save a wet phone! Cat litter is

Daily Mail - Science & tech

There's nothing worse than the moment your phone slips out of your back pocket into the toilet. And whilst it's long been believed that putting the drenched device in a bowl of rice will miraculously bring it back to life, experts have discovered what they claim to be a much more effective method. According to Gazelle, who ran some rigorous tests, using cat litter is the best way to recover a phone that's been submerged in water. A team of testers discovered if you drop your phone in water, left, then cat litter will miraculously recover your device. The experts specifically recommend crystal kitty litter as the saviour of choice for a drenched handset.

Spinning litter box automatically collects your kitty's poop


She's cute, cuddly and I think she's adorable when she's playing with string or chasing after a stuffed mouse. It's stinky, it's messy and did I mention it's stinky? I've played around with the idea of getting an automated self-scooping litter box, but I may have come across something much more colorful -- and a tiny bit more terrifying -- here at Computex 2018. It's a cat-eared litter contraption that rotates and spins to collect your kitty's poop. According to the signs on display at the Wise Rhyme IOT booth, the idea here is that your kitty will go in, do her business, and jump out.

No more 'Filthadelphia'? City tackles its litter problem

FOX News

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia has been trying for decades to tackle its litter problem and shed itself of the nickname Filthadelphia. In June, the city and a number of citizen groups tackled one small piece of the big litter puzzle: the posting of illegal signs. Citizens collected over 8,500 signs from around the city in the action billed as the Bandit Signs Brigade. Nic Esposito is director of the City's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet. He says such signs often end up as litter, and a littered community is bad for residents and bad for business.

American Is Infested With Rats and Some of Them Are the Size of Infants

Mother Jones

"Breeding usually slows down during the winter months," he said. But with shorter, warmer winters becoming more common--2016 was America's warmest winter on record--rats are experiencing a baby boom. "They have an edge of squeezing out one more litter, one more half litter," Corrigan said. One more litter or half litter makes a serious difference when a population boom is not only a nuisance, but a public health and economic crisis. Rats breed like rabbits; as this alarming Rentokil graphic shows, two rats in an ideal environment can turn into 482 million rats over a period of three years.