Maybe it speaks to my overall level of maturity but my first thought when I saw this was that if you could sneak a sleeve of this stuff onto a sleeping friend’s arm, it would take ‘Stop hitting yourself, why are you hitting yourself’ to a whole other level...
Fair question, so we reached out to Paul Kindstedt for an answer. Here’s what he said:
This should be a reminder of what a real hero is.
I hope that if Aliens are watching us, they’re paying close attention to things like this to get a glimpse of our true nature. I love these stories where people from all over rally their experience and technology to rescue people trapped in impossible situations.
Beavis unborn child?
Now that we actually have a decent rocket that can launch stuff without having to slingshot it around the solar system for 10 years, we really should send probes to the last 2 remaining gas giants.
Seems like typical human behavior: This now cheaper per unit? I’ll get more units.
Former veterinary nurse, zoo intern, now Biologist (Master’s Degree) here. The only wild animal that belongs in captivity is the nonreleaseable critter unable to survive on its own due to injury or illness. Many zoos and aquariums are switching over. Captive breeeding and reintroduction, even when it’s not a scam,…
THANK YOU for posting this story. I don’t think the majority of your readers in the States realize that this is going to be absolutely devastating on the islands in the Caribbean.
They should make the monkey version of the beattles, I think they already tried that though.
So can we all just agree that the Monkees were just a rip off of the Beatles? Oops, different Monkees but same haircut...
For those of you coming here for a “mop-topped Monkee” joke, here you go.
/checks article for Australia
Very cool. I will mention, not to be pedantic, but to remind folks how freaking big the solar system is—Saturn is barely halfway to the outer planets. By solar system measurements, Jupiter is practically the inner solar system.
Veterinarian here. I don’t suggest anyone get one anymore, ever. They really *are* that unhealthy as a breed now, it’s not an exaggeration. Clotting disorders, horrible hips, horrible knees, prone to autoimmune diseases, anal fistulas, you name it, they’re prone to it. When in vet school, if there is a question about…
I actually asked the researchers about masturbation. “...even if there was an increase [in masturbation], I don’t see a link to sperm decline,” they told me. “We adjusted for ejaculation abstinence time (which is a known factor associated with sperm count), so this factor did not bias the results.”
“In other news, tube socks crustier than ever. Back to you, George.”
Can it distinguish between hot dog and not-hot dog, though?
Just got back from vacation in Jamaica where we swam with the dolphins. Such amazing, beautiful creatures. It was definitely a bucket list moment in my life.