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Posted: 7/3/2003 9:05:26 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030702/mdf309627.jpg[/img] Chilean scientists are baffled by a huge, gelatinous sea creature found washed up on the southern Pacific coast and were seeking international help identifying the mystery specimen. The dead creature was mistaken for a beached whale when first reported about a week ago, but experts who went to see it said the 40-foot-long mass of decomposing lumpy gray flesh apparently was an invertebrate. Chilean scientists look at the creature near Puerto Montt, July 1, 2003. Scientists said on Wednesday that the huge mass may be a rare type of giant octopus or just discarded whale blubber. (Jose Luis Saavedra/Reuters) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030702/capt.1057152534.pakistan__sandal_lhr101.jpg[/img] Mohammad Murtaza of Pearl Shoes shows the certificate issued by the Guinness Book of Records official, sitting on the world-largest sandal measuring 12.9 feet (3.93 meters) long and 4.8 feet (1.46 meters) wide outside his workshop in Lahore, Pakistan Wednesday, July 2, 2003. (AP Photo/K M Chaudary) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030702/mdf309663.jpg[/img] An outbreak of monkeypox that has affected 81 people has been traced to a Gambian Giant Pouched rat and assorted other small rodents imported as pets from Africa the Centers for Disease Control said on July 2, 2003. The CDC confirmed monkeypox infection in one Gambian rat, three dormice, and two rope squirrels shipped to the U.S. in April. The animals were kept in close contact with prairie dogs at a Texas importer which were shipped to Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The CDC suspects 81 people were infected by the animals and confirmed 33 cases. A Gambian Giant Pouched rat is seen in this undated file photo. (Lincoln Park Zoo, CDC/Reuters) [img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030702/i/1057171086.1678155901.jpg[/img] Activists from various environmental groups rev up a 21-chainsaw salute to protest against the Bush administration's policies on national forests outside the U.S. Forest Service Offices in Washington D.C. July 2, 2003. Environmentalists in several cities across the United States gathered to demonstrate against what they claim are recent government plans to scrap the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects 58.5 million acres of national forests from logging and road-building. REUTERS/Jason Reed [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030702/capt.1057114831.korea_stamp_wx104.jpg[/img] The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday, July 1, 2003 that the new Korean War stamp is slated for release July 27. The stamp, showing the Washington memorial's statues shrouded in heavy snow reminiscent of winter fighting in Korea, is about to become a U.S. postage stamp honoring Korean War veterans. The Korean War Veterans Memorial features 19 stainless-steel statues that depict American troops in the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force marching in a wedge formation as if on patrol. (AP Photo/USPS) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030702/capt.1057171407.liberia_why_us_ny193.jpg[/img] A young girl wearing an American flag headscarf demonstrates outside the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia Monday, June 30, 2003. The United States is being called to the rescue of Liberia - yanked by old bonds most Americans never knew the United States had. The two nations have had economic and strategic ties dating back to 1822, when James Monroe dispatched soldiers to escort ashore the first freed American slaves, who founded the nation with a U.S.-style constitution. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030702/capt.1057188284.iraq_sergeant_major_wx116.jpg[/img] U.S. Army Sgt. Major Jack Tilley, center, talks to soldiers in Iraq in April 2003. Tilley, a Vancouver, Wash., native and a 34-year career soldier, is the Army's highest-ranked enlisted man. He listens to, motivates and advocates for rank-and-file troops, is their voice in the Pentagon, and a frequent visitor to military hospitals and the front lines. (AP Photo/Department of Defense, Army Master Sgt. Richard Puckett) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030702/capt.1057186608.mega_millions_winner_mdsr106.jpg[/img] Bernadette Gietka of Baltimore County, Md. holds her winning Mega Millions lottery ticket, Wednesday, July 2, 2003, in Annapolis, Md. Gietka, an unmarried, part-time letter carrier for the United States Post Office, will receive more than $76 million after taxes. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:11:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 9:12:10 AM EDT by DriftPunch]
[IMG]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20030702/i/1057171086.1678155901.jpg[/IMG] It figures that a bunch of tree huggers would be afraid of chainsaws so much, that they'd ask for their chains to be removed before touching them!
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:16:42 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030702/mdf309627.jpg[/img] Looks like Rosie O'Donnell got some liposuction on the cheap. [lol]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:23:35 AM EDT
[img]http://a799.g.akamai.net/3/799/388/24fb3776bd5816/www.msnbc.com/news/1946579.jpg[/img] [url]http://www.msnbc.com/news/933992.asp?0cl=cR[/url] More here.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:26:08 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030702/mdf309627.jpg[/img] And here we see the world's largest loogie. This is why you should see a doctor for any upper respitory problem. or "Jeez, someone blows their nose and you want to keep it"
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:29:24 AM EDT
It's an alien.
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:36:37 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030702/mdf309627.jpg[/img] That's my foreskin, [;D]
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 9:44:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/3/2003 1:20:55 PM EDT by flash-hider]
How hard can this gray thing be to figure out? Take a scoop of it and send it to a lab. #1: "You dumbasses it's just a chunk of a whale" #2: "Holy @!$$#& what the F*** is this?!"
Link Posted: 7/3/2003 1:05:26 PM EDT
It's a whale's moneyshot !
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