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MatC
157120.  Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:59 am Reply with quote

When the National Trust bought Tyntesfield, a house near Bristol, five years ago, restoration experts found the pantry full of jars and tins which were several decades past their shelf life. “Realising the contents could blow up at any time, the experts duly identified the dangerous tins and destroyed them in controlled explosions.”
- Western Daily Press, 15 March 07

 
Flash
157134.  Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:54 am Reply with quote

Nancies. I'd have eaten them.

 
MatC
157179.  Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:39 pm Reply with quote

You'd have eaten them, just for being nancies? That's cold, man ...

 
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158222.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:32 am Reply with quote

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Flash
158228.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:38 am Reply with quote

Yes, good. I think it's worth logging the rest of the article here:

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The £5 million six-year research project suggested the use of "chemicals that affect human behaviour so that discipline and morale in enemy units is adversely affected".
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It said: "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behaviour."

It is not known if, or when, the programme was abandoned.

The Pentagon also considered chemicals that would make the enemy troops sexually attractive to "annoying or injurious animals" such as stinging and biting bugs or rodents.

The 1994 plans, from the US air force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, were obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Sunshine Project, which exposes chemical and biological weapons research.

Since 1945 there had been extensive research into the effectiveness of the "Who? Me?" bomb, the declassified documents said.

But it was found "that people in many areas of the world do not find faecal odour offensive since they smell it on a regular basis".

 
eggshaped
158231.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:42 am Reply with quote

more here

 
Flash
158239.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:04 am Reply with quote

I thought I recognised the smell of that one.

 
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Flash
158253.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:37 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;


Isaiah 3:24

And, I might add:

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"I sent plagues among you as I did to Egypt. I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camps, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.


Amos 4:10. I should think they jolly well wouldn't.

 
Vitali
158414.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:08 pm Reply with quote

In Las Vegas, they routinely blow up a casino when it becomes too old (from their point of view) and build a new one on its place.

 
Molly Cule
159357.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:57 am Reply with quote

Exploding whales, sounds like it might be funny, but it ain't, no is it pretty http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3437455.stm

 
eggshaped
159369.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:14 am Reply with quote

No, that's not funny at all.

<snigger>

 
Gray
159383.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:32 am Reply with quote

Some scientists have just modelled and exploded a white dwarf star inside a monster computer simulation. They programmed in all the physics and then watched as the 720 computers churned over the sums for about 58,000 hours.

It did what our sun did when going nova - created a huge amount of iron that accreted into planets - most noticeably ours.

http://space.com/scienceastronomy/070322_stellar_explosion.html

 
Molly Cule
159388.  Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:42 am Reply with quote

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4486247.stm
exploding TOADs

 

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