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(EurekAlert!)   Dust particles in Toronto tracked by science to sandstorm in Africa. Camel dung dead giveaway   ( divider line
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2004-10-21 01:36:40 PM  
... and I thought the only camel-dung in Toronto sat in the Mayor's chair.
2004-10-21 04:35:31 PM  
No, that was a couple of years back.
2004-10-21 04:36:04 PM  
Ummm Cool, I guess. But what was the point again?

I for one welcome our camel dung overlords

2004-10-21 04:36:57 PM  
And to think it was all started by a butterfly flapping its wings in Japan!
2004-10-21 04:37:07 PM  
Some butterfly just HAS to flap its wings and we end up with a shiatstorm.

Stupid butterflies.
2004-10-21 04:37:29 PM  
"...findings that could someday give regulatory agencies an idea of who is contributing to the pollutants found in urban air."

Answer: Everyone.

Next question...
2004-10-21 04:37:54 PM  
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Are you sure it wasnt smoke??
2004-10-21 04:38:10 PM  
Rude Turnip

Get out of my head.
2004-10-21 04:38:54 PM  
And angel dust in Los Angeles goes....
2004-10-21 04:38:56 PM  
That's hot. I'd like some thc particles from Vancouver to flow over to my nostrils in new england.
2004-10-21 04:39:53 PM  
what?!?! are you claiming that butterflies cause aids?
2004-10-21 04:40:30 PM  
Camel turds are no strangers to our land!

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2004-10-21 04:40:35 PM  
The sand was just afraid it was going to be boiling in a pot of water with all the natives dancing around it.

Right, Mel?
2004-10-21 04:40:44 PM  
That article blinded me ... with SCIENCE !
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2004-10-21 04:41:15 PM  
how do they know its camel-dung? could be just like the rest of the shiat that blows over the border from the States
2004-10-21 04:41:35 PM  
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/obvious, yet shiatty
2004-10-21 04:42:15 PM  
Maybe I'll think twice about where the fan in my bathroom's blowing my golden shiat-particles...Wouldn't want to waste any of Toronto's money on pointless research or anything.
2004-10-21 04:42:35 PM  
...still no cure for etc...
2004-10-21 04:42:40 PM  
In Toronto they say? Bet this thing goes apeshiat when the figure out the molecule for curry.
2004-10-21 04:43:17 PM  
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I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say: "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that
I've become

[Repeat chorus]

[Instrumental break]

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you

2004-10-21 04:44:01 PM  
You're all breathing my farts!
2004-10-21 04:46:32 PM  
Now I know why the country air smells like camel shiite.
2004-10-21 04:46:35 PM  
ARTHUR: This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again
how sheeps' bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.

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2004-10-21 04:46:37 PM  
Toto on CD - what, no 8-track?
2004-10-21 04:47:07 PM  
They said "flight lube". Heh. Heheheheh. Uhhh hehehe.
2004-10-21 04:47:50 PM  
is it me or are fark articles really starting to suck
2004-10-21 04:48:56 PM  
Suckage detected for the last couple of days
2004-10-21 04:51:12 PM  
meh, fark has dissolved into mindless flamewars and mindnumbingly stupid but funny articles.
2004-10-21 04:56:25 PM  

2004-10-21 04:56:37 PM  
"With the dust particles from the Sahara, the researchers recognized sand-like particles and were ultimately able to track their trajectory from the desert, across the Atlantic Ocean to Mexico, then north through the United States to Toronto. "

More proof that America's borders are porous to terrorists and now... dust. Egad.
2004-10-21 04:57:23 PM  
I'm a little lost.

What's "meh" and "teh"?

2004-10-21 04:59:13 PM  
Ablation - Sounds like the beginning of a new Fark word.
2004-10-21 04:59:27 PM  

If you sneeze, the terrorists win.

2004-10-21 05:05:21 PM  
Olaf: not anymore, we got rid of him a year ago.
2004-10-21 05:07:33 PM  
2004-10-21 04:57:23 PM kachoo

I'm a little lost.

What's "meh" and "teh"?


"teh" = "the"

"meh" = well, "meh". (it basicly means 'big deal' or 'who gives a fark?')
2004-10-21 05:08:39 PM  

It's election season here in the U.S. That covers 90% of the flamewars, and is the reason behind the need for the stupid yet funny articles.
2004-10-21 05:08:47 PM  
... and I thought the only camel-dung in Toronto sat in the Mayor's chair.

Mayor Mel is gone now. Our civic shame is over.
2004-10-21 05:12:00 PM  
Camel dung particles?

Ya know... this explains a lot...

I always thought that Albion Mall smelled kinda funny....
2004-10-21 05:12:17 PM  
2004-10-21 05:17:06 PM  
at least that shiat knew where to land.
2004-10-21 05:17:21 PM  
I'll take dust from the desert over the hurricanes that keep getting flung at us from the south of Africa.
2004-10-21 05:17:54 PM  


Another Hymalayan name for Yeti. The Meh-Teh ("man-beast") is a type of Yeti supposedly proportioned more like a hairy heavy set man (but it leaves a most unhuman type of footprint), and the Dzu-Teh like a gigantic ape-man. Another type of Yeti (pygmy size) is called Teh-lma.

The Meh-Teh is allegedly a very bestial and shy type of hairy hominid, with a animal-like behavior and thick reddish-brown to black fur, a conical head, stout neck, wide mouth with no lips, and long arms which reach almost to its knees, supposedly inhabiting the Tibetan upper plateau forests. Its five-toed feet are short and very broad, with a second toe longer than the big toe. See Mysterious Primates.

2004-10-21 05:17:59 PM  
Quick question for or Canadian Farkers....

Why so many farking postal codes? Are they akin to our Social Security number in that you each get a unique one at birth?
2004-10-21 05:21:57 PM  
Two things:

1. When you flush a toilet a plume of bacteria shoots 6ft in the air, think about it next time you're in a public bathroom.

2. Fark has been filled with mindless flamewars and mindnumbingly stupid but funny articles since I've been here. However, that is also why I stay.
2004-10-21 05:29:00 PM  

so many postal codes? wha?

We have 'postal codes' which are equivalant to U.S. Zip Codes. Your Social Security Number is what we call SIN number or Social Insurance Number.
2004-10-21 05:30:06 PM  
NutznGum and mahakala

Thanks. I am enlytened.
2004-10-21 05:32:40 PM  

The joke was driven by the volume of postal codes in Canada vs. zip codes in the U.S. You see, Canada has over 700,000 postal codes, whereas the U.S. has just over 10,000 zip codes.

/reminds self to be more obvious with sarcasm
2004-10-21 05:34:09 PM  
Has a vision of several frat buddies drinking and laughing, while sitting around a hollywood size wind generator point UPWARDS, tossing micro particles from all over into it to be propelled into the air streem to REALLY perplex the macro-nauts into fits :)
2004-10-21 05:44:41 PM  
So, they found a cure for cancer. That would explain the effort put into this "science".
2004-10-21 05:56:57 PM  
i actually fell asleep while reading that article...

and now i have a bump on my head...

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