Involvement In Traffic Jams Detrimental to Health

Muffler and tail pipe on a car

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There was a new story posted today over at the Wall Street Journal of interest to all traffic jam sufferers worldwide. The story cites studies on exhaust fumes and their link to maladies. This test was done by scientists globally.

The results, though circumstantial, find a link between living near highways and slower intelligence, depression, anxiety, autism, and even Alzheimer’s Disease. The results were not that different between race and gender.

The next time you are stuck in gridlock… try keeping that out of your mind. Oh wait… forgetting is part of it, isn’t it? Wait… What were we talking about?

The Search Is On!!

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Back in 1977 there was a “Star Wars Space Fantasy Sweepstakes”. The Grand Prize winner won an amazing car, the Official Star Wars Celica.

The car was a 1977 Toyota Celica Liftback GT and it is now missing. Records of ownership have long since dissappeared, as has the car. But, somebody is looking for it.

You can find the stories about the search here at these two sites: http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/index.php/2011/09/23/1977-star-wars-celica-have-you-seen-this-car/#more-6945

And here: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/01/the-hunt-is-on-for-an-official-1977-star-wars-toyota-celica/