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Giant Food Falling from the Sky

Twelve of the fifteen strangest items dropped to mark the start of the New Year in different towns and cities around America are edible.


Twelve of the fifteen strangest items dropped to mark the start of the New Year in different towns and cities around America are edible. The other three are a wrench, a drag queen in a shoe, and Snooki.

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Bubbles Aren’t All Bad. Case in Point: Bubbly Tap Water Free Carbonated Tap Water and Other Good Uses of Bubbles

The financial bubble. The housing bubble. And now for a refreshingly different bubbly for the new year—free bubbly tap water.

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The financial bubble. The housing bubble. Petrochemicals bubbling up in the Gulf of Mexico. And now for a refreshingly different bubbly for the new year—free bubbly tap water.

It’s now on draft in New York City at places like Peel's and Brooklyn Farmacy. Chez Panisse in Berkeley has offered it since 2007. European cities are dispensing it in an effort to kick the bottled water habit. Venice gave out home carbonation kits to make its so-called “mayor’s water” frizzante and Paris now offers the bubbly—la pétillante—at a public water fountain in Jardin de Reuilly. Could bubbles reinvigorate the campaign for tap water?

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