Tubeless toilt paper

Tubeless tpThe toilet paper roll is about to undergo its biggest change in 100 years: going tubeless.

On Monday, Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s biggest makers of household paper products, will begin testing Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores throughout the Northeast. If sales take off, it may introduce the line nationally and globally — and even consider adapting the technology into its paper towel brands.

No, the holes in the rolls aren’t perfectly round. But they do fit over TP spindles and come with this promise: Even the last piece of toilet paper will be usable — without glue stuck on it.

Suddenly, there’s news in the $9 billion — but stagnant — toilet paper market. More important, it’s got a “green” halo.

The 17 billion toilet paper tubes produced annually in the USA account for 160 million pounds of trash, according to Kimberly-Clark estimates, and could stretch more than a million miles placed end-to-end. That’s from here to the moon and back — twice. Most consumers toss, rather than recycle, used tubes, says Doug Daniels, brand manager at Kimberly-Clark. “We found a way to bring innovation to a category as mature as bath tissue,” he says.

He won’t disclose the tubeless technology used but says it’s a special winding process. A similar process is used on tissue the company sells to businesses but not to consumers.

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Buffalo dip

A roaming buffalo spent the night in north Georgia swimming pool before being discovered by two homeowners Saturday morning.

Chris Nonnemaker of White County said he and his wife noticed two holes in the pool’s cover and went outside to take a look, Channel 2 Action News reported. That’s when the couple noticed something moving.  After pulling the pool cover back, Nonnemaker saw his pool guest. It was a buffalo that apparently had recently escaped from a neighbor’s home.

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Jurrasic Carp

Jurrasic carp1Brave angler Jeremy Wade poses for the ultimate holiday snap after catching one of the world’s most dangerous fish.

The Brit became one of only a handful of people who have ever landed the goliath tigerfish when he reeled in the monster from the depths of Africa’s River Congo.

The species is a bigger and deadlier cousin of the piranha and has 32 teeth similar in size to those of a great white shark.

It has been known to attack crocodiles and could tear off a human limb.

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The 5 foot long fish weighted over 100 pounds.  It is, for all intents and purposes, a giant piranha. It is quite a beast.

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Woman stabs classmate in anger-management class

Talk about a teachable moment.

A 19-year-old Bellevue woman has been charged with second-degree assault after she allegedly stabbed a classmate Saturday during an anger-management class.

Bellevue police say Faribah Maradiaga “blew up out of control” and stabbed the classmate’s arm and shoulder several times after the two women exchanged words.

Police said Maradiaga, who already has a pending assault charge, told them that the other woman had threatened her first, according to charging documents.

Maradiaga walked into a classroom on the Bellevue College campus, where a court services agency rents space for the anger management class, around 9 a.m. Saturday while a video on anger management was being shown, according to the charges. Maradiaga started complaining about the movie and disrupting the class, according to the documents, when the victim told Maradiaga “the video was good and to give it a chance.”

Maradiaga, who was sitting two rows behind the victim, then stood up and started talking “trash” before pulling out a knife with a 3-inch blade and stabbing the other woman, police and prosecutors say.

The charges say Maradiaga then threatened to kill the victim’s family.

Maradiaga is being held on $50,000 bail in King County Jail and is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 25.

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