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Cincinnati vs. the World 8.07.2013

By Hannah McCartney · August 7th, 2013 · Cincinnati vs. The World
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The first in-vitro hamburger, grown from an unharmed cow’s muscle cells, was served in London; its developers hope to get it onto supermarket shelves within a decade or so to deal with skyrocketing meat consumption rates. WORLD +1  

A 7-year-old and a 10-year-old have been placed under a gag order, along with their parents, preventing them from ever speaking about fracking again under a settlement from a drilling company whose fracking practices near their Pennsylvania home caused their entire family to suffer from weird ailments.

WORLD -1 

Cincinnati passed an ordinance including sexual orientation and gender identity in the city’s non-discrimination clause with city contractors. CINCINNATI +1 

Costa Rica will get rid of cages at its two national zoos by next year, instead implementing more natural “botanical parks” or sending the animals back into the wild or to rescue centers. WORLD +1 

A just-published Buzzfeed article called “31 Ways to Tell You’re From Cincinnati” suggests that, “you’d rather take the long way around than drive through Over-the-Rhine” and “never have any clue which bridge to take to get back and forth across the river” are strong indicators you’re a Cincinnatian. Pff. CINCINNATI -1

THIS WEEK:
CINCINNATI +0 WORLD -1
 

TO DATE:
CINCINNATI -23, WORLD -58

 
 
 
 

 

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