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    Post  Ye Olde Rog on Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:02 pm

    Al wrote:That's a co-incidence. Rog is 111 and his brain don't work either Very Happy

    hey! I resemble that remark!
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    Post  Bishop on Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:50 pm

    wookie wrote:I'm ill, so my brain isnt at 100% today

    I feel your pain wookie. Is it swine flu?

    Roger, 111, thought he was older than that. Wink
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    Post  wookie on Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:07 pm

    no interglatic flu
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    Post  Bishop on Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:47 pm

    wookie wrote:no interglatic flu

    ah, thats bad is that. fatal in some cases.
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    Post  Son of Nod on Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:40 am



    Aaaaaaarrrggghhhhh.....meow....zombie cat
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    Post  wookie on Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:22 am

    Bishop wrote:
    wookie wrote:no interglatic flu

    ah, thats bad is that. fatal in some cases.

    yeah i know, good job i've got rid of it
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    Post  Son of Nod on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:23 pm

    Anyone heard of Luigi Galvani? This chap used electric charges to get frogs legs twitching....who'd have thought?

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    Post  Ben on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:45 pm

    Son of Nod wrote:Anyone heard of Luigi Galvani? This chap used electric charges to get frogs legs twitching....who'd have thought?


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    Post  Son of Nod on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:56 pm

    Look at this kit!!!

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    Post  wookie on Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:27 am

    thats what too much opium does to you, makes you come up with whacked out shit like that
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    Post  T.B on Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:05 am

    haha! Laughing S.O.N has bridged the gap between the victorians and cod science. timbot will be pleased Very Happy
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    Post  Son of Nod on Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:10 pm

    It is said that Luigi Galvani's experiments are what gave Mary Shelley the idea for Frankenstein? Plus the odd Victorian doctor types who tried to use electricity to bring the dead back to life......they were the days!
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    Post  Sherrers on Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:58 am

    Ectoplasmic!
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    Post  wookie on Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:39 pm

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    Post  Son of Nod on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:22 am

    A true beast!
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    Post  Sherrers on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:14 am


    In "Walking With Dinosaurs" one pops out on a isthmus and drags a T Rex into a watery grave, keep up!

    Old News. Jurassic News. Very Happy
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    Post  Sherrers on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:30 am

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    Post  scarlet pimpernel on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:12 pm

    yah! Ker unch Shocked

    made me jump that
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    Post  Son of Nod on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:15 am

    Bet that hurt!!

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    Post  Son of Nod on Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:11 am

    Don't know if anyone has read 'Elephants on acid', get book.....this is from it, thought I'd share it.

    While researching the sexual behaviour of turkeys, Martin Schein and Edgar Hale of Pennsylvania State University discovered that male members of that species truly are not fussy. When placed in a room with a lifelike model of a female turkey, the birds mated with it as eagerly as they would the real thing.

    Intrigued by this observation, Schein and Hale embarked on a series of experiments to determine the minimum stimulus it takes to excite a male turkey. This involved removing parts from the turkey model one by one until the male bird eventually lost interest.

    Tail, feet and wings - Schein and Hale removed them all, but still the clueless bird waddled up to the model, let out an amorous gobble, and tried to do his thing. Finally, only a head on a stick remained. The male turkey was still keen. In fact, it preferred a head on a stick to a headless body.

    The researchers speculated that the males' head fixation stemmed from the mechanics of turkey mating. When a male turkey mounts a female, he is so much larger than her that he covers her completely, except for her head. Therefore, they suggested, it is her head that serves as his focus of erotic attention.

    Schein and Hale then went on to investigate how minimal they could make the head before it failed to excite the turkey. They discovered that a freshly severed head on a stick worked best. Next in order of preference was a dried-out male head, followed by a two-year-old "discolored, withered, and hard" female head. Last place went to a plain balsa wood head, but even that elicited a sexual response. They published their results in 1965 in a book called Sex and Behavior.

    Before we humans snicker at the sexual predelictions of turkeys, we should remember that our species stands at the summit of the bestial pyramid of the perverse. Humans will attempt to mate with almost anything. A case in point is Thomas Granger, the teenage boy who in 1642 became one of the first people to be executed in Puritan New England. His crime? He had sex with a turkey.
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    Post  bigdaddy on Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:50 am

    Son of Nod wrote:Finally, only a head on a stick remained. The male turkey was still keen. In fact, it preferred a head on a stick to a headless body.

    Lady Gaga, explained. Thanks!
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    Post  Son of Nod on Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:53 am

    Don't think Turkey's need to learn 'the ropes'....... rampant little devils!
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    Post  RvZ on Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:38 am

    bigdaddy wrote:
    Son of Nod wrote:Finally, only a head on a stick remained. The male turkey was still keen. In fact, it preferred a head on a stick to a headless body.

    Lady Gaga, explained. Thanks!


    Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

    oh that tickled me!
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    Post  Son of Nod on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:27 am

    Often wondered, if you put a wasp and a bee in a jar, would they pick a fight and if so, who would win?



    I do think the wasp would win, cos they are pure evil....bees are happy!
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    Post  Sherrers on Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:52 am

    Son of Nod wrote:Often wondered, if you put a wasp and a bee in a jar, would they pick a fight and if so, who would win?

    I do think the wasp would win, cos they are pure evil....bees are happy!

    I can tell you that first hand we used to have the 'Roman Arena' at school every lunch in the summers. Many an insect fought bravely TO THE DEATH for amusement but mainly huge amounts of change.

    Bee would knack the wasp but die after.

    now 2 wasps is a contest.
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    Post  Son of Nod on Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:22 am

    Sherrers wrote:
    Son of Nod wrote:Often wondered, if you put a wasp and a bee in a jar, would they pick a fight and if so, who would win?

    I do think the wasp would win, cos they are pure evil....bees are happy!

    I can tell you that first hand we used to have the 'Roman Arena' at school every lunch in the summers. Many an insect fought bravely TO THE DEATH for amusement but mainly huge amounts of change.

    Bee would knack the wasp but die after.

    now 2 wasps is a contest.

    Laughing Laughing

    how about a hornet vs wasp.....!!! Pure evil vs. pure evil....
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    Post  wookie on Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:31 am

    A hornet would knack a wasp in seconds
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    Post  Sherrers on Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:44 am

    wookie wrote:A hornet would knack a wasp in seconds

    A cyborg hornet with a titanium skeleton or something that actually exists in nature?

    I know you and your mythical beast contests.
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    Post  wookie on Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:53 am

    Sherrers wrote:
    wookie wrote:A hornet would knack a wasp in seconds

    A cyborg hornet with a titanium skeleton or something that actually exists in nature?

    I know you and your mythical beast contests.

    take your pick out of

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_hornet

    or how about the japanese hornet

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_giant_hornet

    i reckon either of those would knack a wasp in seconds
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    Post  Son of Nod on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:54 am

    Did anyone see this? World record attempt...it broke a world record of over a 100 years....a steam powered car, I do think this is really cool...

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