Do You Need a Refrigerator?

By Lara Edge

When Justin Moyer's refrigerator conked out
, he didn't replace it right away. Instead he did without.

It wasn't completely by design: As he was haggling with his refrigerator's maker to either fix or replace his broken one, he and his family just made do without it.

What should have been a few days turned into weeks.

His accidental experiment (described in The Washington Post) was fascinating -- mostly because he's not one of those green extremists that make it a point of pride to go without modern conveniences. (That's not meant in a derogatory way. It just is what it is.)

Instead, he seemed pleasantly surprised that he could do without a fridge -- although that really shouldn't be a big surprise, given that man lived without refrigeration for centuries.