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

Are organic cupcakes trashing the Arctic Circle? (photo courtesy of

Are organic cupcakes trashing the Arctic Circle? (photo courtesy of

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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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