Beware the hotel death ray

In an era where environmental sustainability is a big thing, a lot of work has been done to minimise the environmental footprint of large buildings. The Vdara Hotel and Spa is one such building, but it’s having an unexpected impact. The reflection of sunlight in one section of the pool area is a little like an ant being introduced to a magnifying glass on a sunny day.

Disposable plastic cups have been seen to melt and a guest claims his hair was set on fire. The hotel is working on a solution, but in the meantime I imagine there’s going to be no shortage of marshmallows in the pool area.

via [Las-Vegas Review Journal]

How to stop receiving a hard copy phone book

For Australians: if you’re like me, you may not have opened your hard copy phone book in months or years. At best it ends up a doorstop or footrest, albeit an unattractive one.

There’s now an option to cancel receiving them. Whether you want to save trees, space or both, go here to cancel your next phone book delivery. It gets you three years of non-delivery rather than it being a permanent arrangement, which is probably only fair given people can move house regularly.

So go save some trees – unless you’ll miss that sexy doorstop.

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