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Old 11-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #601
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Soviet LASER pistol for cosmonauts. It exists. (Although the English page has very little info. The Russian one has more.)
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:15 PM   #602
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At least thinking one of those is a sea serpent doesn't require as horrible of vision as thinking a manatee looks like a fish tailed woman.
I'm not sure that what sailors try to get lubbers to believe is the result of bad eyesight.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:54 PM   #603
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I'm not sure that what sailors try to get lubbers to believe is the result of bad eyesight.
Shhh, there were sea serpents and mermaids out there, pass the grog.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:48 PM   #604
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I'm not sure that what sailors try to get lubbers to believe is the result of bad eyesight.
Of course they would be just as likely to "see" mythical creatures as land dwellers. It's the idea that manatees were what they actually saw I find so silly.
At least an oarfish really looks kind of like a sea serpent.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #605
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Of course they would be just as likely to "see" mythical creatures as land dwellers. It's the idea that manatees were what they actually saw I find so silly.
Nursing Manatees have the nipple on the dorsal-front surface of the front flipper, basically in the center of the "chest". It roughly corresponds to the position of a woman's breasts. If you are a sailor and you are trying to hassle the new lubbers, you can point overboard at the "mermaid's boobies" and then laugh uproariously when the lubbers actually look.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #606
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Or the herpes ridden rabbit and yell, "Jackelope"?
Or my back shirtless post diary products, and yell, "Skunk-ape"?
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #607
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Or the herpes ridden rabbit and yell, "Jackelope"?
Shope papillomavirus isn't the same thing as Human papillomavirus. They are related but significantly different. That's why we gave them different names.

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Old 11-06-2013, 03:04 PM   #608
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Shope papillomavirus isn't the same thing as Herpes papillomavirus. They are related but significantly different. That's why we gave them different names.
D'oh. I got those mixed up with HPV that causes similar growths in the rare unfortunate human. They both start with the letter H? I'll see myself out.
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D'oh. I got those mixed up with HPV that causes similar growths in the rare unfortunate human. They both start with the letter H? I'll see myself out.
Shope startes with "S".
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Shope startes with "S".
Herpes and Human.
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