Weekly Weird News Roundup: Feeding Coyote Skulls, Cow-Dung Toothpaste, and More

By Allison Bond | July 30, 2010 4:15 pm

roundup-pic-web• Coyotes are what they eat: Feeding pups soft food changes their bones and muscle structures, making it more difficult for them to chomp on harder stuff later in life. That bites.

• About one-quarter of the food in the U.S. is wasted each year–and 16 percent of our energy goes toward food production. The result? We waste more energy in the food we throw out than is available via offshore drilling.

• If you get bored this weekend (and have $8,000 to spare), fret not. You can always build and launch your very own satellite.

• Run DMC: Listening to music in which the tempo matches a runner’s stride increases athletes’ endurance by about 15 percent.

• Cow-dung toothpaste, a deer penis, and guinea pigs: just a few of the bizarre items travelers have been caught attempting to smuggle through JFK International Airport. No wonder it takes so long to go through customs.

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