Emily James (previously
) writes, "The air in Delhi is so polluted the government’s instruments can't measure it but they are still going to run a half marathon on Sunday!"
Delhi’s air quality displays can't go above 500 – which they quite rightly describe as hazardous and dangerous. The real story is much much worse. Last week they smashed through 1500! That means the air in Delhi is a poisonous soup of harmful particles.
And yet, what could easily be described as the world’s most toxic road race, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is set to go ahead on Sunday and the organizers are claiming there is nothing to worry about.
Lets just remember that when the Californian wild fires were raging and devastating the landscape they pushed the levels to 200, and quite rightly triggering a public health emergency in the Bay Area. 200 is Delhi on a good day. 200 is what the organizers say is fine to run in. It is actually double what the World Health Organization says is safe to run in.
This noxious atmosphere kills tens of thousands every year. Last year air pollution killed over 30,000 in Delhi alone. In a totally messed up coincidence, that is the same amount of people who are running the race this year.
A sprawling interview with artist and filmmaker Johannes Grenzfurthner on his latest movie Glossary of Broken Dreams.
Edward Suazo recorded and posted a video of a white man harassing his wife and the cashier at a NYC deli; the Caucasian fellow was triggered by hearing people speaking in Spanish, prompting him to loudly, grossly insult several strangers, accusing them of being undocumented immigrants and vowing to have them deported.
Since 2016, machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has been building an exciting, marvelous series of fidget toys, which he is now bringing to a close (he thinks).
Businesses big and small use Microsoft Excel for everything from data visualization to bookkeeping, and chances are you’ve already had some exposure to this ubiquitous tool. Whether you’re looking to improve your hiring potential or boost your Excel efficiency, the Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp can get you Excel-savvy with nearly 70 hours of training, and it’s […]
The workday is long, and inevitably, you’re going to find yourself needing to take a break from the daily grind. With Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks, you can take some time for yourself and decompress by turning your desk into a miniature construction site. They’re available today in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49. Handmade […]
Handheld radios might seem a bit archaic, but in an emergency situation, few things will keep you as reliably connected to the outside world. This Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight takes the utility of the tried-and-true radio and combines it with a powerful flashlight and self-sufficient energy system. It’s available in the Boing Boing Store for […]