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    The Loch Ness Monster

    Bloody druids. They get everywhere.
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    FT's recent report of the Nessie-is-elephant theory had a sideline about some recent head-neck pics taken by a local campsite owner... anyone know anything about these?
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    PeniG - Karl Shuker in In Search of Prehistoric Survivors puts forward the suggestion that the hoaxing of the Surgeon's photo may have been a hoax - maybe you're thinking of that? I'm inclined to agree with you to a certain extent - deathbed confessions are always a little bit suspect if you...
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    Bigfoot - Down's Syndrome Bear?

    They stand upright to avoid the pain from the ring punched through their nose that is being yanked upon by their "trainer". They don't do it through comfortable choice.
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    Actually, you did. And yes, I had read the original article. My point was that reported Nessie behaviour doesn't seem to describe the behaviour of swimming elephants. I don't buy that valuable circus elephants, even if they were allowed in the water, were ever allowed to swim unsupervised...
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    *Squints* I may be wrong, but doesn't that hand-written note on the pic say "elephant squid"? Prophetic, no? Bet Dr Clarke didn't think of that one. :) I tend to agree with Stu, in that this particular explanation seems almost as unlikely as the idea of an actual monster (or elephant...
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    And how often did the owners of these touring zoos allow their very valuable trained elephants to go swimming unattended in 23 miles worth of Loch?
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    The Loch Ness Monster

    Doc Shiels has a rather - how shall we put it - "fluid" view of reality vs fiction when it comes to the invocation of cryto-beasts. I hardly think he'd use the word "hoax" but there's certainly no reason to accept these pictures, or anything else he produces, as the genuine article. I seem to...
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    Yes Minister , Save Nessie from the Poachers

    How about if you hunt one with hounds? And then shoot it?
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    Ally Mcbeal And The Knee Pit Orgasm (Maybe NSFW)

    Oh, yes! Big fan of that. Kind of like mild auto-erotic asphixiation, or however you spell that. Besides, skin-on-skin, max-contact. Very good. Am I still talking outloud? Why yes I am!
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    Ally Mcbeal And The Knee Pit Orgasm (Maybe NSFW)

    It most certainly does. :D And the knee pit works for me too. I'm very very ticklish.
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    Swan Attack!

    Not the one in Worcester? If so, and if you frequent it, we may will have been in each other's presence.
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    Do Cohabiting Women Synchronise Their Menstruation? ..

    In that case, I'm so not the alpha female in our pack. But hey, I'm comfortable with that ^_^
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    Do Cohabiting Women Synchronise Their Menstruation? ..

    Or do they have to have some more emotional or family-type connection? Seeing as it doesn't seem to work for everyone. I'd say I'm quite emotionally tied to the women I seem to be matching pace for pace, but maybe I only know because we're close enough to talk about that kind of thing. If we...
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    Do Cohabiting Women Synchronise Their Menstruation? ..

    I don't get noticably hungrier before, although I do during. I do find I get weird pregnancy-type cravings the week before, for things like gherkins and olives. If anyone else gets that too, I'd like to know I'm normal, because my friends think it's a bit freakish.
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    Do Cohabiting Women Synchronise Their Menstruation? ..

    Ah! Now if this is true, it would explain a fair bit about the current state of my womb.
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    Do Cohabiting Women Synchronise Their Menstruation? ..

    I heave heard it said several times before that, when women spend a lot of time in close proximity to each other, they find their periods tend to sychronise. Basically, I was wondering if anyone could shed anymore light on this phenomenon? Is it actually true, or is it an urban myth? If it is...
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    So much spam via FT.com

    I'm not suggesting anything so nefarious as that, but I'm pretty sure email addresses used to be displayed in profiles, and so evil robots can pick them up and spam you until you surrender your soul. I'm sure I remember it, but you all are making me doubt it... Was I hallucinating? Maybe...
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    So much spam via FT.com

    *Looks* Ah, you're right, it doesn't now. But I'm pretty sure it used to show email addresses; I have a distinct visual memory of it. I guess all the spam comes from Evil!Bots who harvested the address before the thingummy changed. It must have been accessible at *some* point anyway...
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    So much spam via FT.com

    I don't know if anything can be done about this at all, but even so, hear me moan: I get more spam via the email address I'm registered to FTMB with than to all my others put together. 37 junk messages in two days is beyond funny, and I know it all comes from my email being up here, because...
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    What did your mom and dad tell you?

    Um, something is pulling the covers off you gradually while you're trying to ignore it? Occam's Razor. :D I used to have a vertiable OCD about getting up and turning the light back on to check nothing had materialised in any of the Dark corners in my room, but then my mum hit on the...
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    100 Greatest Scary Moments

    Speaking of childhood fears, you know what gave me absolute wide-eyed haunted-look day-and-nightmares when I was seven? That Look and Read thing, called Through the Dragon's Eye. featured this deeply horrifyingly scary long-fingernails skull-headed thing called Charn. Launched a lifetime fear...
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    100 Greatest Scary Moments

    Well, as someone who is scared of everything, including my own shadow, I can definitively say, The Shining - not scary at all. Kind of funny. And Halloween, which everyone witters on about. Not scary. But then human slasher-murder-danger in films doesn't really scare me all that much...
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    100 Greatest Scary Moments

    Scary? Ha! I thought to myself, I thought, I'm a grown up, I can watch this in a darkened house on my own... can I bollocks! Today, I'm all a-twitch and worry. And it wasn't even that scary, only three or so clips had genuine freakout factor, and they haven't even got to Ghostwatch yet. Of...
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    Utter Panic

    That's Kiddie for you :D I live nearby, and its not a very nice place to be, but generally you needn't actually panic until after dark.
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    Dog-Headed Men (Cynocephali)

    What a lovely story ^_^ I think Douglas Adams called this stoic determination not to look that strange phenomena seems to generate a SEP field - that is, Somebody Else's Problem. Alien spacecraft use it to land incognito in the middle of cricket pitches. :D Maybe dogheaded men are really...
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    on the nature of "natural laws"

    That’s because the spiritual isn’t scientific. Most modern scientists are materialists and would question whether such thing as the spiritual even exists outside the human subjective experience. Looking for “why” something works implies that something has an intention and purpose, which...
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    What Would You Like To See On The Message Board?

    Well, if an orangutan can do it... :D (no 'fence, Yith, but equally please don't shake my conviction that everyone is their avatar, I couldn't take it)
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    What Would You Like To See On The Message Board?

    Fair point Caroline, and most thoughtful posters make it clear what they've edited and why. Perhaps it could be a point of netiquette to make it clear what you've changed and why, if you go back and edit a post - or maybe there's some way to make it automatically visible whether someone's added...
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    Pre-Pulse Inhibition determines gayness.

    Hurrah! I'll wave a placard for that one :D Happily for some of us, though, hot girl on girl action was never illegal, because those enlightened Victorians just didn't believe something so horrible even existed, so they thought there was no reason to outlaw it. Bit like making Father...
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    What Would You Like To See On The Message Board?

    Hey! I aspire to be an intellectual social recluse, I'll have you know :D Just like to second whoever said about too much thread merging. I apprecaite it's necessary when there's two threads about *exactly* the same subject, but sometimes threads which are on different aspects of the same...
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    Pre-Pulse Inhibition determines gayness.

    OK firstly I'd just like to point out I'm not vain enough to actually enjoy being the poster of every other comment on here, and will be going away shortly Snowman, I think there's something to that; it's incorrect IMHO to consider gay and straight to be like two seperate planets - to my...
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    Pre-Pulse Inhibition determines gayness.

    I think that's very likely Jerry :) At least they've stopped trying to look for a cure.
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    Pre-Pulse Inhibition determines gayness.

    gaiety is way worse! I know what you mean though, I always find the word lesbian good for an immature snigger as well. It's very sad. :D
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    Pre-Pulse Inhibition determines gayness.

    A while ago, they were saying you could tell by the earlobes. More recently, we all had our hands spread out around pub tables, checking to see if we had lesbian fingers. :rolleyes: What gets me is that gay people have been saying for years they were born that way, and then all of a sudden...
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    Ethnic Bomb

    well, if you trace it back a couple of million years, all our ancestors were (probably) dark-skinned Africans. As for fictional ethnic bombs, a comic called Stormwatch (which later evolved into the more famous Authority) did a brief storyline about a gun that could be programmed to take out...
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    The New World Order?

    Are you from the NWO public relations department, doing market research? :D
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    Word Play and Spin

    not watered down but still designed to make us emote; terrorism has become simply "terror" :eek:
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    sensible liberals

    Beak, you’re perfectly entitled to disagree, lefty or otherwise; my point was if IJ is entirely against the idea simply because it is a lefty idea, there’s not much point trying to convince him otherwise. It would be like trying to convince me totalitarianism is worth a try; I would be so...
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    sensible liberals

    How can you tell them what to be wary of, without explaining the whole picture, though? We had stranger-danger hammered into our heads at school, but none of us had the faintest goddamn clue what possible motive these strangers might have for luring us into their vans with promises of sweets...
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    sensible liberals

    Without wishing to further stir up emotions, what about cases where the parents *are* the abusers? These are far more common than anyone would like to think. Parents having the power of God over the kids can be where this kind of nasty starts. Sometimes maybe a kid needs a relatively...
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    sensible liberals

    No sexual know-how and a childlike view of the world aren’t a good mix either, if you ask me (which granted, no one did). As with all things, we have to find the balance. Learning about it sensibly in the classroom, to my mind, beats the hell out of learning weird, scary half-truths in the...
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    Weird localised warm patch

    :p Divine wind yourself, Emps. I've since wondered whether it wasn't something really banal and stupid like me suddenly feeling the heat from my cigarette on my face - but I think I would've figured that out at the time. Besides, it didn't seem to be just on my face, it seemed all over. I...
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    Animal Communicators: How Do They Do That?

    Yeah, you'll get one very screwed up horse. Like those poor hamsters in labs who get shocks everytime they eat, right up until they have a nervous breakdown. Arthur, while I don't believe (sorry, Breakfast) that an "animal communictor" can actually have a chat with your horse through the...
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    Animal Communicators: How Do They Do That?

    I hear ya, Ruff, our old collie used to open doors and windows, but would she close them behind her?! Bad girl. Breakfast, feel free to tell me it's not of my business, but what exactly did your girlfriend's horse have to say? Not that I don't believe people can communicate with animals on...
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    Weird localised warm patch

    I just stepped out into the garden for a fag (in the British sense), and was wandering up and down the path, deep in thought. It's a chilly night, all vapour-breathy and feels like it's going to frost, but I walked into this weird warm patch of air about half way down the path. Very definately...
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    Polio scares in the early '70s?

    This might be a stupid question, but why would the sight of a snake in the river start a polio scare? My dad (insanely paranoid about health) wouldn't let my mum take us to public swimming pools in the early 80s, which I'm guessing was for a similar reason, although maybe it was just the...
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    Fat Lesbians

    Is my experience that gay men aren't any better looking than straight men, but they do tend to take care of their appearance better, and not take great care nuturing a beer belly and patting it with maternal pride in public like most of my straight male friends do. And re butch lesbians, as...
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    Gayest Countries in the World

    Australian men! Come on! Pull yourselves together! :D Of course these results could be ridiculously skewed by what the people questioned felt able to admit to the questioners; for example, if you asked a Nigerian homosexual about their sex-life, they'd see lying as a preferable option...
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