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Postby Zin5ki » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:31 pm

I quite enjoy locating small bush-crickets amongst summer grasses, though I imagine there is less of a challenge in hunting the cicadidae.

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Postby darksideoftheanime » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:16 pm

U.S. Explodes Atomic Bombs Near Beers To See If They Are Safe To Drink

Oh cold war, was there anything you wouldn't have nuked just to see what would happen to it :lol:
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Postby bashfulglowfly » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:33 pm

darksideoftheanime wrote:U.S. Explodes Atomic Bombs Near Beers To See If They Are Safe To Drink

Oh cold war, was there anything you wouldn't have nuked just to see what would happen to it :lol:


Hey, think of the people who sat around thinking this stuff up! This made me laugh...but on the other hand, it does make you think!

I wonder if they nuked Twinkies.
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Postby d.yaro » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:40 am

^ I can't imagine a need to nuke Twinkies. They ought to be bereft of organic material in the first place. :lol:
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Postby d.yaro » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Fisherman gets an unexpected surprise. Talk about strange stuff. Man loses fingers at a lake...one turns up in a fish's gut.
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Postby d.yaro » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:11 am

A story about a teen girl who has long (10 day long) sleep attacks: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/10/08/sleeping-beauty-syndrome.html. In Please Teacher the characters were sleeping for years but that story situation didn't take into account the muscles atrophying. The real life equivalent has those with the syndrome waking up for short spells but they have no real recollection of what was happening to them during those times.
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Postby d.yaro » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:29 am

Remains of a WWII carrier pigeon found in a chimney. A comment on the story claims that the reader had read the story on another source and this pigeon's message was marked with "Number of copies sent: 2".
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Postby bashfulglowfly » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:22 am

^Poor bird!

At least it's more interesting than another WWII bomb being found!
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Postby d.yaro » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:17 am

Washington state to vote on legalizing marijuana. I suspect the people who profit from growing pot illegally won't be too happy about the odds of this one passing. Also, I wonder if the Feds will allow pot to be decriminalized anywhere in the Union.

On a totally different note: Canadian drug store chain decides to wait on playing Christmas music. Shoppers Drug Mart states that they will not follow their past policy of playing Christmas music right after Halloween and will wait "a couple of weeks". :)
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Postby Psycho 101 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:28 am

It passed in Washington AND in Colorado. I think this is the first big step to legalizing it all over. Give it 5 years or so. I think it needs to be elgal. Been saying it for years. Legalize it and tax it. Just on the aspect of getting high pot does nothing bad to you smokes and booze don't already do. The arguments against making it legal are just moral bullshit to win elections. Not to mention hemp as a product has tons of viable applications. let's also remember not that long ago cocaine was legal. So the moral high ground only works for those with short memories. I just say legalize it, free up all those wasted spots in jail costing us tons of money, tax it and make a profit (and in the process take away much of the appeal - historically people want what they can't have and once they can have it don't want it as much) off of it, and use hemp for it's many applications as a cash crop. Something the US could use more of (cash crop).

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Postby cow-boy_be-bop » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:08 am

http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2012/12/06/ny-posts-subway-death-photo-a-real-world-final-exam/
I don't know if anyones heard this story yet, but living in ny, and being a photographer in school, its definitly something thats been the talk in the halls
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Postby d.yaro » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:02 pm

Schools to close but their songs go on. A kind of pause and reflect story from the tsunami hit areas of the Tohoku area of Japan.
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Postby d.yaro » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:08 am

Stabbing in Vancouver West End 7-Eleven store.

Oh dear.... This took place in my old neighbourhood. I used to walk by this store quite often. We'd often pop in there on the way home after a night of drinking for a late night snack or refreshment.
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Postby d.yaro » Fri May 24, 2013 7:43 am

Heard about the I-5 Skagit River bridge collapse on a friend's Plurk page. I'm relieved to read that there were no casualties. It must of been an extremely frightening incident for those drivers who found were on the span when it collapsed.
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Postby d.yaro » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:00 am

How the human face might look in 100,000 years. I find the images both unnerving and funny. ;)
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Postby Sentire » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:31 pm

d.yaro wrote:How the human face might look in 100,000 years. I find the images both unnerving and funny. ;)

You may as well jump to the conclusion we will look like this - it fits the description!

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Postby bashfulglowfly » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:11 pm

Doesn't it already exist? I seem to remember reading about it!
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Postby Sentire » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:47 pm

Willie Shoemaker weighed just around 2LBS at birth too... maybe he was an alien jockey. Okay, I'm just punchy this morning. Ignore me.

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Postby bashfulglowfly » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:49 am

This is soo not cool! New York Comic Con hijacked peoples twitter feeds! And their "apology" sucks!

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in ... 35679.html
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Postby d.yaro » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:10 am

^ I kind of wonder what those NY Comic Con organizers were thinking. What kind of ethics and morality condones absconding an attendee's social media tools for their gain? None I think. And yes, "This was an opt-in function after signing in" is a nasty slap in the face to include in an "apology". That wasn't an apology, it was a smokescreen to cover a retreat.
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