The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Scaling to 46 years, humans have been here 4 hours, the industrial revolution began 1 minute ago, and in that time we’ve destroyed more than half the world’s forests.
Wheat Field with Cypresses,(detail) 1889 - Vincent Van Gogh
But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.
On the morning of Sept. 29, 1982, the parents of 12-year-old Mary Kellerman gave their daughter one extra-strength Tylenol capsule for a standard runny nose and sore throat. Unbeknownst to them, the pill was laced with highly poisonous potassium cyanide, and by 7 a.m., Mary was dead.
Within a week, her death would panic the entire nation, and ultimately change the way we purchase and consume over-the-counter medications.