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Time waster alert: Mother Jones creates 'eco-doom' headline generator

Are organic cupcakes trashing the Arctic Circle? (photo courtesy of sxc.hu)

Are organic cupcakes trashing the Arctic Circle? (photo courtesy of sxc.hu)


Digital writers
theweathernetwork.com

Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:44 PM -

If you're looking for some time to kill, check out Mother Jones' eco-doom fake headline generator.

Click on a button, and a bot will generate a random, abysmal headline about the environment.

Here's the kicker: some of the (seemingly ridiculous) headlines link to real articles.

Here are some of our favourites, courtesy of the generator:

  • Will Your Shoe Habit Torpedo International Climate Treaties?
  • Can Extreme Pilates Actually Kill Organic Farming Practices?
  • Do Those Super-Strong Magnets Damage Community Gardens in Detroit?
  • Do Facebook's New Privacy Settings Paralyze Walrus Rescue Operations?
  • Is Your Standing Desk Upsetting Lake Tahoe?
  • Does Biting Your Nails Jeopardize Migratory Birds?
  • Does Watching Cat Videos Threaten the Ozone Layer?

There's more, but you get the point.

We'll admit: We've spent an inordinate amount of time clicking through the headlines. For research purposes, of course.

Visit Mother Jones to see the generator for yourself.

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