The top ten posts of the week by the pound : TreeHugger

The top post of the week was in fact based on a sketch from a comedy radio program. We tend to play these things straight and let the reader figure it out, but I probably should start putting IT’S A JOKE!! at the top of these things.

10. What a tease! Elon Musk says Tesla has a surprise for you, but it’s a secret for now

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A post about nothing.
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9. Alternative launches multifunctional “Move” collection

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Alternative is known for its wardrobe basics, made from organic cottons and recycled eco-fabrics. The company’s newest collection, called “Move,” is an activewear line that aims to work for any workout.
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8. Watch 4 extremely rare King Cheetahs being born in South Africa (with live video)

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They say that cheetahs never prosper, but these ones are doing quite well now.
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7. The U.S. ranks 13 out of 16 countries in energy efficiency, Germany is #1

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Go USA! We’re Number 13! We beat Russia!
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6. Firefly is an ultra-light camping trailer with legs like a lunar module.

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I am a leaf on the wind. Watch me soar.
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5. Why self-driving cars may be a problem. For everybody outside of them. (video)

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A silly commercial that looks at why mixing conventional and self-driving cars might not be a good idea.
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4. Spherical Roomoon is a haven that hangs among the trees

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Commenters are appalled at the price. But hanging out can be expensive.
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3. Innovative wheel locks designed by student startup to outsmart bike thieves

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Don’t. Read. The comments. Everybody’s a critic.
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2. Whatever happened to: coffee pods?

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As part of our tenth birthday celebrations, we look back at stories we have been covering for years. Here, we look at the continuing invasion of the pod people.
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1. Airline startup to charge passengers based on body and luggage weight

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It is a joke, but it actually is a serious idea worth talking about.
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9 August 2014 | 12:56 pm – Source: treehugger.com

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