• Treasured trash. Interior Secretary Gale Norton last month stripped a 79-million-cubic-yard municipal dump in Fresno, Calif., of its new designation as a national historic landmark, the Associated Press reported. Why? Turns out the Environmental Protection Agency had earlier declared the dump a Superfund site. Although dumping stopped in 1987 at the Fresno dump'historic for being the nation's first sanitary landfill'the California site remains on the Superfund National Priorities List.

  • Speaking of EPA. The agency's Web site, www.epa.gov, is promoting socially responsible ecotourism to exotic spots such as 'a critical grizzly bear concentration area in the Talkeetna Mountains of south-central Alaska.' Excuse us for checking'these ecotourists are supposed to bring food, not be food, right?

  • 'Hot leg.' It's a medical condition said to afflict Pentium III notebook PC users, and it'll really burn the laps that support blazing-fast Pentium 4 notebooks, according to LapWorks Inc. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., company's announcement noted, 'For most laptop users, buying heavy-duty fans, heat-sink compounds and Peltier refrigeration units is not a simple task.' LapWorks' solution: an insulating lap tray.

  • Another gonzo geek gadget. Gary Kellmann, inventor of the flashing Belly Light body ornament, now sells a $6 rare-earth supermagnet that will keep forgotten objects from flying off the hood of a moving car. Maybe that's what happened to the FBI's disappearing notebook PCs. Visit www.lostmycup.com. Have you lost your wits lately? Tell [email protected].
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