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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3350 on: 02 Feb 2021, 18:22 »

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« Reply #3352 on: 03 Feb 2021, 10:14 »

I mean, the blood does replace itself in a relatively short time, the child should be fine.
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« Reply #3353 on: 05 Feb 2021, 02:09 »

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« Reply #3354 on: 06 Feb 2021, 02:48 »

Australia! If the waves don't get you, the bluebottles will ...

https://twitter.com/findisaac/status/1356704143994286081/photo/1
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Re: This thread is like a broken pencil: pointless.
« Reply #3355 on: 06 Feb 2021, 06:05 »

Australia! If the waves don't get you, the bluebottles will ...

https://twitter.com/findisaac/status/1356704143994286081/photo/1
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« Reply #3356 on: 06 Feb 2021, 07:29 »

From context I gathered that "bluebottles" are some form of stinging aquatic lifeform and that beach is apparently covered in them?
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« Reply #3357 on: 06 Feb 2021, 11:00 »

Bluebottle jellyfish (article from 2019)
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« Reply #3358 on: 06 Feb 2021, 11:34 »

Ahh, I know those as Portugese Man 'o Wars. Nasty things.
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« Reply #3359 on: 07 Feb 2021, 15:39 »

Yikes.  How dare they use a name for those jellyfish that DOESN'T immediately invoke the safety warnings and facts that people know about for coping with the Portuguese Man'o'war?

Giving those things a name that doesn't connect in people's minds to the relevant safety information they already have is just irresponsible!
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« Reply #3360 on: 07 Feb 2021, 23:33 »

In Australia, the name bluebottle invokes all those safety warnings much more readily than Portuguese Man'o'war (well, at least as readily anyway)

How dare you guys use an unfamilar name?  :-P

To be serious ... I think they may technically be different species.
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« Reply #3361 on: 08 Feb 2021, 02:40 »

Wiki says it's the same one.

When I hear bluebottle, I think of the fly, though.
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« Reply #3362 on: 08 Feb 2021, 15:46 »

You may notice that wiki redirects physalia utriculus (bluebottle) to the same page as physalia physalis (Portuguese Man o’ War).

Also, check out the page on Man o' War:

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- Portuguese man o' war, a floating marine animal found in the Atlantic that resembles a jellyfish
- Physalia utriculus, also known as Indo-Pacific Portuguese man o' war, a similar species found in the Indo-Pacific

So I guess Indo-Pacific Man o' War is also a name that's used?

Anyway, they are very similar. The bluebottle is smaller and less venomous.

Ref: https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/11/australian-bluebottles/
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« Reply #3363 on: 10 Feb 2021, 03:53 »

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« Reply #3364 on: 11 Feb 2021, 15:53 »

That's one way to blunt the threat of a deadly ghost girl.
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« Reply #3366 on: 19 Feb 2021, 23:41 »

I posted two things on Imgur yesterday. They both made front page. I am happy.
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« Reply #3367 on: 20 Feb 2021, 08:54 »

I think this bank robbery scene is totally safe for work, but just in case, I put it in a spoiler.
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« Reply #3368 on: 25 Feb 2021, 19:08 »

My friend came up with a good new quote: "There's no way to have your cake, eat it too, give it to your friends, save it for later, and sacrifice it to Ba'lal, Destroyer of Worlds."
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« Reply #3369 on: 14 Mar 2021, 19:16 »

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« Reply #3370 on: 14 Mar 2021, 22:44 »

Okay, that was legit funny AF.
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« Reply #3371 on: 14 Mar 2021, 23:28 »

It *is* good.  Also, quite true about the stress of being waitstaff.
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« Reply #3372 on: 15 Mar 2021, 04:19 »

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« Reply #3373 on: 21 Mar 2021, 04:38 »



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« Reply #3374 on: 25 Mar 2021, 09:18 »

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« Reply #3375 on: 28 Mar 2021, 19:22 »

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« Reply #3376 on: 31 Mar 2021, 19:38 »



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« Reply #3378 on: 01 Apr 2021, 16:19 »

To be fair to brain, blowing on ice cream does warm it up. It helps soften the ice cream if it's cold enough to make it hard.
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« Reply #3379 on: 01 Apr 2021, 17:05 »

[400m container ship]

Today I learned that I've known for decades exactly how many minutes an my stroll aft--bow through a container [editor's note: the author almost wrote shipping] ship would take: exactly as long as---whatever weather---mine walks between mine and an mine acquaintance's homes do.
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« Reply #3380 on: 04 Apr 2021, 11:50 »

If Dumb and Dumber was an Oscar Worthy Drama
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« Reply #3381 on: 06 Apr 2021, 21:19 »





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« Reply #3383 on: 15 Apr 2021, 03:51 »

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« Reply #3384 on: 26 Apr 2021, 07:49 »

Tragically, I recall some guy getting sacked and dragged through the mud after talking about dating someone at a high school, because he was simply too daft to mention that she was a teacher there.
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