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Law: Should Citizens Be Allowed To Give Other Citizens Tickets?
The Washington D.C. city council may implement a pilot program that would allow citizens to issue parking tickets to those obstructing a bike lane, crosswalk, bus lane, or fire hydrant by using a mobile app. The Citizen Safety Pilot Program is included in a larger bill, called the Vision Zero Enhancement Omnibus Amendment Act of 2019, which was introduced to address transportation safety concerns after several cyclists and pedestrians recently died, WTOP reported. This section of the bill would allow up to 10 residents in each ward to be trained to use the app and issue the tickets.
- Would you trust your neighbors to give out honest tickets or would it be a “Game of Thrones” type vengeance?
NASA’s Working On An All-Electric Plane That Won’t Produce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
NASA is funding research looking into the possibility of developing all-electric airplanes that don’t produce greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists at the University of Illinois are leading the project and exploring the potential of using liquid hydrogen fuel cells as an environmentally-friendly source of power. If it’s a success, the change could bring the technology to larger planes for the first time, which would revolutionize the commercial aviation industry.
The development program, “Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft” is being called CHEETA for short and NASA is kicking in $6-million over the next three years. Aerospace engineerPhillip Ansellexplains, “Essentially, the program focuses on the development of a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method.”
Twitter Debate Erupts Over Whether To Wash Legs When Showering
While not everyone showers every day, when they finally do decide to wash off their body, it seems not everyone is washing every part of themselves.
A recent Twitter controversy erupted after userConor Arpwelposed the question “Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?” While Conor himself does, he was surprised to realize that some folks don’t. In fact, his poll finds about 80% of people wash their legs while showering, while 20% skip it.
As you can imagine, plenty of folks chimed in on the subject, with several wondering what type of people skipped their legs.
- “Are there people who do not feel the need to.... wash their legs...,” one person wrote, while another offered to send a loofah to anyone who said they didn’t. Another person shared, “I don’t just wash.. I scrub e v e r y part of my body (with exfoliating gloves and a wash cloth), everyday in the shower,'” adding, “Including behind the ears, belly button and every other place your mind can imagine.”
- But there were some who admitted to skipping their legs on occasion, and even attempted to justify it. “I feel like you don't really need to wash your legs, you wash your top 3/4 and the soap and water runs down,” one person noted. “Unless you're extraordinarily dirty for some reason.” Another person agreed, writing, “How the f*** are you legs getting so dirty you need to regularly wash them with soap and water?…It's a waste of time and it's bad for your skin.”