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MatC
156720.  Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:03 am Reply with quote

What is this?



A: An elf.

 
Frederick The Monk
156726.  Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:15 am Reply with quote

Ah, is this one of the elves that US scientists are counting in the hope of understanding global warming (and keeping their funding)?

 
MatC
156730.  Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:26 am Reply with quote

Prceisely. So far, they have counted several, so that's quite a good start.

 
Flash
156738.  Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:04 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Oh no! Not another fucking elf!


Hugo Dyson, a don at Merton College, Oxford, in response to one of JRR Tolkien's readings to the Inklings (not CS Lewis, as Fred pointed out: source)

 
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158645.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:56 am Reply with quote

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Frederick The Monk
158867.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:26 am Reply with quote

If you want to find out about Icelandic elves you can go to

ELF SCHOOL!

 
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Gray
158884.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:51 am Reply with quote

Navies use ELF systems for talking to their submarines because conductive seawater attenuates the standard high-frequency radio signals.

Here is a picture of their Extremely Low Frequency system:



http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/elf.html

 
eggshaped
158890.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:55 am Reply with quote

Elf used to screw-over motorists:

In Orange county, Florida a deputy decided to dress as an elf to catch speeding motorists with great success

Quote:

Some people said using a holiday icon to enforce the law didn't seem right.

"That's specifically why we didn't use Santa Claus," Ken Wyne of the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.


source, with pics

 
eggshaped
158895.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:59 am Reply with quote

What is this?



an elf.

A fully portable mine detector that uses x-rays to sense explosives, ELF stands for "Eliminate Landmines Forever".

 
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eggshaped
158903.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:05 pm Reply with quote

 
Molly Cule
175274.  Thu May 17, 2007 6:25 am Reply with quote

Go not to the elves for advice, for they will say both no and yes.
JRR TOLKEIN

 
Gray
175316.  Thu May 17, 2007 8:13 am Reply with quote

We definitely need T-shirts with that on.

 

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