10 Things to Scratch From Your Worry List

The media is full of scare stories, but everything is relative. The New York Times give you the lowdown on ten things that you shouldn't bother worrying abut on your vacation.
Now, I can’t guarantee you that any of these worries is groundless, because I can’t guarantee you that anything is absolutely safe, including the act of reading a newspaper. With enough money, an enterprising researcher could surely identify a chemical in newsprint or keyboards that is dangerously carcinogenic for any rat that reads a trillion science columns every day.

What I can guarantee is that I wouldn’t spend a nanosecond of my vacation worrying about any of these 10 things:

I just got home from my vacation, and I forgot the sunscreen, ate a hot dog, and drove around with the windows down AND the A/C on! Link -Thanks, Duke!

(image credit: Viktor Koen)

Update 7/30/08 by Alex: Treehugger has a "rebuttal" of this John Tierney article: Link - Thanks Chris!

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They debunked the myth of driving with your windows uses more gas versus using a/c on MythBusters. The truck driving with the a/c on ran out of gas much more quickly than the truck driving with the windows down. Both of my cars go quite a bit farther on a tank when I don't use a/c as well so I don't think their experiment was a fluke.
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