Yogi & Boo Boo no longer protected…

Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park apparently no longer need federal protection.  The federal government says the area had an estimated 136 to 312 grizzlies when the species was listed as threatened in 1975, but now it has more than 500 of the bears.  ***MARLAR: The exact number of missing picnic baskets.


Soon you might see cars on the road using prune juice for fuel; that’s according to a company in California that’s developed the unusual fuel. ***MARLAR: Prune juice… so does that mean we’ll be calling the fuel REGULAR?


Scientists in Madrid, Spain have invented a new device that will help you determine how bad your breath is.  The pocket sized analyzer indicates if you have halitosis by detecting the volatile sulfur compounds that cause bad breath. The device should be on the market in Europe, Asia and North America within a year.  ***MARLAR: Until then, you’ll have to determine if you have bad breath by whether or not you have any social life.


A woman in England has received permission from her church to have her dog as a bridesmaid in her wedding. ***MARLAR: Not only will the bridesmaid catch the bouquet but she’ll bring it back to her and jump up and down until she throws it again.


Teenagers who have a television in their bedroom tend to eat a poor diet, have bad exercise habits and have lower grades in school than their friends who don’t have a TV in their room, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  ***MARLAR: I knew my poor health wasn’t my fault!  It’s all because of Gilligan’s Island!!!


A study has found that fish in Washington’s Spokane River have an extremely high concentration of toxic flame retardants. ***MARLAR: You can still catch the fish but you’ll have a heck of a time trying to fry one.


Killer bees may reach as far north as Kansas this year.  ***MARLAR: My concern is that they’ll be like ME, and get so bored with Kansas that they move to Northern Illinois.



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