Yesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published areport
on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the chagrin of BP, the White House, and everyone this side of Saudi Arabia, the report warned that the oil and the dispersants used to "clean" it up may cause cancer and other sicknesses for years to come.
"The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico poses direct threats to human health from inhalation or dermal contact with the oil and dispersant chemicals, and indirect threats to seafood safety and mental health," wrote UCSF scientist Gina M. Solomon.
That got us thinking about the top five other pains in the ass that we thought went away but really didn't.
5. Brett Favre
We know, we know. He is nearly 41 years old, can still throw a tight spiral, and has taken more hits than Method Man. But that doesn't mean we have to be happy he's back... again. Favre officially un-retired for the third time yesterday, "bringing his talents" back to the freezing confines of Minnesoooota in order to win the Super Bowl ring that has long evaded him - except for that time he already won it.
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