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Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:06:50 »
Your 'daily thing to be afraid of'

That's reassuring: Nasa chief Charles Bolden's advice on asteroid heading for Earth - just pray

Head of Nasa made statement at hearing held to establish what was being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet for asteroids and meteors

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/thats-reassuring-nasa-chief-charles-boldens-advice-on-asteroid-heading-for-earth--just-pray-8543224.html

The mere idea of praying scares the hell out of me  ;D
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 10:22:15 »
Nothing like a doomsday event issue to bring up when the budget axe is being swung.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 10:42:45 »
Asteroids, zombies, all the same thing.  Apocolypse preparations underway.  Who's laughing now.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 10:51:26 »
Quick someone send a WngO to Bruce and Ben

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 17:58:38 »
Have fun in the sun you Snowbirds: ;D

..Quick action by doctors save B.C. man from potentially-deadly snake bite

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia man who suffered a potentially-deadly snake bite in Costa Rica is recovering in a Vancouver hospital thanks to the quick work of a medical team and an emergency flight to Seattle to pick up an anti-venom drug.

The 61-year-old Metro Vancouver man was bitten by a poisonous snake while walking along a beach, and quickly developed symptoms ranging from the swelling of his leg and bleeding from his nose and eyes to kidney failure.

He was flown back to Vancouver where staff at Vancouver General Hospital and the B.C. Drug and Poison Information Centre managed to identify the kind of snake and began the search for an anti-venom drug.

The centre's director, Dr. Roy Purssell, says the drug was found at the Seattle zoo and an air ambulance was dispatched within hours to pick it up.

He says once the drug was administered the patient began to improve almost immediately.

The man is now listed in stable condition in hospital.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/quick-action-doctors-save-b-c-man-potentially-232043603.html
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 23:14:03 »
Your 'daily thing to be afraid of'

That's reassuring: Nasa chief Charles Bolden's advice on asteroid heading for Earth - just pray

Head of Nasa made statement at hearing held to establish what was being done and how much money is needed to better protect the planet for asteroids and meteors

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/thats-reassuring-nasa-chief-charles-boldens-advice-on-asteroid-heading-for-earth--just-pray-8543224.html

The mere idea of praying scares the hell out of me  ;D

I know that if I were to pray, it would just attact more of them. :nod:
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 07:18:11 »
I'm still more afraid of snakes than asteroids! At least I can avoid snakes.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 19:15:19 »
Al Gore Talks About Chemtrails on Ellen Show
         
On Tuesday, former vice president Al Gore appeared on Ellen Degeneres’ NBC daytime talk show and admitted that scientists have “proposed” programs intended to “figure out a way to block out the sun,” an effort many argue is already underway via the “chemtrail” program.

http://www.infowars.com/al-gore-talks-about-chemtrails-on-ellen-show/


He'd make a great President... of Mars  ::)
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2013, 20:35:55 »
 
Big... FO.... spider:


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/giant-new-kind-of-tarantula-discovered-in-sri-lanka-8561530.html

I whistled while looking at the photo. My arachnophobic wife asked me what I was looking at. Now that scared me!
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 01:06:19 »
Definition of the 'worst case scenario':

Cliff climber and his dog stung to death by swarm of bees

http://metro.co.uk/2013/05/09/cliff-climber-and-his-dog-stung-to-death-by-swarm-of-bees-3747122/
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 22:15:21 »
Father, daughter killed after boulder falls on their tent on Whistler's Blackcomb Mountain

A North Vancouver father and daughter are dead after a boulder fell on their tent, killing both occupants inside, while they were camping on Blackcomb Mountain.

The 49-year-old dad and his 10-year-old daughter went up the mountain Saturday for an overnight camping trip and ski tour.

They were reported missing Sunday night after they missed a scheduled check-in a couple hours before.
The bodies were found by search crews at about 11 a.m. Monday inside a tent located above an area called “The Windlip.”


Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Father+daughter+killed+after+boulder+falls+their+tent+Whistler+Blackcomb+Mountain/8379126/story.html#ixzz2TEG8KLTC
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2013, 01:13:32 »
Woman discovers flesh-eating maggots in her brain after holiday to Peru

A woman has spoken of her horror at discovering she had picked up flesh-eating maggots from her holiday to Peru, which had burrowed into her ear.
 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/southamerica/peru/10182776/Woman-discovers-flesh-eating-maggots-in-her-brain-after-holiday-to-Peru.html
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2013, 06:22:44 »
aaaand I will never be visiting this thread. Ever. Again.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2013, 10:14:23 »
My candidate if I ever return to the southern americas: the candiru fish.

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-terrifying-toothpick-fish/

Swims up your urethra if you are urinating in the water, jams tiny barbs out of it's side to lock itself in, and proceeds to eat it's surroundings in search of a vein. We simply called them dickfish.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 10:20:05 »
When I was doing some geophysics with my brother in Venezuela, I wore a condom for that very reason as we were wading through water quite a bit. 

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 11:51:06 »
Woman, 28, squeezes infected 'insect bite' on stomach and discovers she is infested with 14 FLESH-EATING MAGGOTS after visiting Africa

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2377761/Woman-28-squeezes-infected-insect-bite-stomach-discovers-infested-14-FLESH-EATING-MAGGOTS-visiting-Africa.html#ixzz2aAQynctR
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2013, 18:13:00 »
My favourite: Ceratothoa imbricata
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2013, 22:43:13 »
aaaand I will never be visiting this thread. Ever. Again.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2013, 23:35:22 »
Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him."

Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2013, 00:18:19 »
Keaton always said, "I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of him."

Well I believe in God, and the only thing that scares me is Keyser Soze.

One of the best movies I've ever seen.

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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2013, 10:48:54 »
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Routine testing of a squirrel trapped July 16 revealed this week that it had fleas carrying the bubonic plague, forcing the closure of a handful of campgrounds in Los Angeles, according to officials...


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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2013, 16:15:00 »
When I was doing some geophysics with my brother in Venezuela, I wore a condom for that very reason as we were wading through water quite a bit.

You know I wore a condom in a lot in Venezuela too, but for an entirely different reason.  8)
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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2013, 16:58:31 »
Maybe I can speak for some of me fellow recruits and say that most of us are afraid of failure. 


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Re: Your daily 'thing to be afraid of'
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2013, 19:37:48 »
Ooohkkaayy.....   :whistle: