I'm not going to waste much time on this subject simply because researchers/scientists shouldn't be spending any more time on this work than I should blogging about it.
The article I have linked is about how researchers are studying the affects of holiday baking on the Puget Sound in Washington. Apparently the Sound is being flavored with cinnamon and vanilla as we speak and the levels rise during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The sad part about this is that these morons are open and proud of their work. It's the most popular story on Yahoo! today. Unfortunately I'm sure they are too stupid to realize that they are being laughed at by everyone who received it in their email.