Tourists in Utah are tossing priceless dinosaur footprints into a lake

May 11, 2018 by  
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People, this is why we can’t have nice things. Tourists in Utah have been removing dinosaur footprints embedded in sandstone and tossing them into the lake at Red Fleet State Park in Vernal. The foot-long prehistoric dino tracks primarily come from the reptile known as the velociraptor in Jurassic Park (it’s actually a Deinonychus ), and park officials are frantically trying to stop visitors from destroying the priceless artifacts. Park officials don’t know why people have started tossing the prints into the lake. Certainly, some people don’t realize what they are doing, despite signs around the site warning visitors not to disturb the sandstone. “It’s become quite a big problem,” Utah Division of State Parks spokesman Devan Chavez told the Salt Lake Tribune . “They’re just looking to throw rocks off the side. What they don’t realize is these rocks they’re picking up, they’re covered in dinosaur tracks.” Related: Video captures vandals toppling 18-million-year-old sandstone formation in Oregon For now, the park is putting up more signs to stop the vandalism, but they are also considering sending a diving team into the water to recover the prints. Unfortunately, many of them shatter when they hit the water, and many others have probably dissolved. “Some of them are likely lost forever,” Chavez said. Tourists have vandalized national and state park sites multiple times in the past few years, including an instance in 2001 where three Boy Scouts tore up a dinosaur print trail at the same park. In 2013, Boy Scout leaders tipped over “goblin” formations in Goblin Valley State Park, and even celebrities have gotten in on the vandalism . Unfortunately, due to the Trump administration’s budget cuts, the parks system is struggling to address the ongoing problem across the country. Via History and the Salt Lake Tribune Image via Jim McKenzie

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Why You Definitely Don’t Want to Vandalize Banksy’s Graffiti in Utah

August 22, 2014 by  
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You don’t want to get caught vandalizing graffiti in Utah, especially if it happens to be by British street artist Banksy . Park City officials charged David William Noll with criminal mischief, a second degree felony, for vandalizing two murals by the famous street artist. Noll faces a fine of up to $10,000 and up to 15 years in prison for his transgression. Ouch. Read the rest of Why You Definitely Don’t Want to Vandalize Banksy’s Graffiti in Utah Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Banksy , criminal mischief , david william noll , graffiti , Murals , park city , protected banksy murals , second degree felony , Utah , vandalism

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Gorgeous Swing Bin May Be the World’s Most Elegant Trash Can

August 22, 2014 by  
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Shigeichiro Takeuchi created Swing Bin , a sculptural piece of art that looks almost too beautiful for its actual role as a trash can . The deceptively simple design follows a minimalist aesthetic and consists of just two pieces: a cylinder with a diagonal cut and a wooden oval so precisely carved that the Swing Bin opens and closes without the need for screws, gears, or wires. Available in white or black, the elegant Swing Bin is currently seeking $65,000 in Kickstarter funds by September 14 and is already over a third of the way there. + Swing Bin Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: elegant trash can , kickstarter , reader submitted content , Shigeichiro Takeuchi , swing bin , trash can design , waste bin design

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Cow Tipping for the City Dweller: Four Smart Cars Tipped by Vandals in San Francisco

April 9, 2014 by  
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What’s a bored city dweller to tip over when there aren’t any  c ows  around? Smart cars, of course. The act of tipping Smart cars became notorious after a Facebook page surfaced in 2011 showing Smart car tipping from all over the country and on Monday, four more Smart cars were found tipped over in San Francisco. While car tipping may seem like a quirky way to have some fun, police say that they are taking the matter very seriously and those responsible could face felony charges if caught. Read the rest of Cow Tipping for the City Dweller: Four Smart Cars Tipped by Vandals in San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Car tipping , cars vandalized , Cow tipping , Facebook Car Tipping , green car vandalism , green cars , green transportation , San Francisco , smart car , Smart car tipping , Smart car vandalism , smart cars , urban cow tipping , urban tipping , vandalism , vandalism San Francisco , vehicle tipping

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When Bike Sharing Falters (and Why We Can’t Let It)

September 2, 2010 by  
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Photo credit by batega via flickr. In its early days, Barcelona’s Bicing seemed like an unparalleled success . With 400 stations and 3,000 of the squat, burly red-and-white bikes stationed around the city, Bicing quickly became part of Barcelona’s big city atmosphere and was enthusiastically received by inhabitants.

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