Posts Tagged ‘Mistakes’

Help! I Tried to CTRL-Z My Life

12:00 PM Wednesday February 11, 2009
by Rasika Welankiwar

My laptop is my wedding planner, checkbook, picture album, and calendar. It’s all of these things even before I’ve connected to the Internet. It’s a natural part of my everyday life and it has been for some time now.

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Dung it! Who threw away my 7-year collection?

Fri Feb 6, 3:14 pm ET

LONDON – A British university has apologized to a Ph.D. student for throwing away his treasured, seven-year collection of lizard dung. Daniel Bennett has told Times Higher Education magazine that he had collected the dung in the Philippines while studying the rare butaan lizard, a relative of the Komodo dragon. The material was to be studied as part of his doctoral research.

Bennett said the 77-pound bag was thrown away by cleaners at his lab at Leeds University in northern England. He says the dung represented seven years’ worth of field work, and its loss “left me reeling.”

The university said Friday it had apologized.

Bennett says he rejected the university’s compensation offer of 500 pounds ($750) and will “see them in court.”