Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.
~ Pema Chodron

Merry Boxing Day!

In advance of Good News Tuesday: 5 companies that did something good for the world in 2011.

On the flipside: McDonalds is leaving Bolivia. That’s right, they’re shutting down, and shipping out. Their marketing people are so perplexed, they’re making a documentary about it.

Awesome: An Aussie made a hoverbike. Yeah, okay, so he hasn’t actually tested it out yet, but it looks dangerous enough.

Here’s an article about a Chinese company that transforms our old Christmas lights into slippers.

The Cat Organ is mostly awful, slightly intriguing…

meat eating plants, on the other hand, are 100% badass.

A lake in Thailand regularly shoots out pink fireballs and nobody can explain it. No, really.

Some images I have laying around…

Are you ready to forget 2011? Here are 45 things worth forgetting.