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(AP)   Chemical plant mishap creates world's largest whippit. Local residents still hearing the echo-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O   (hosted.ap.org) divider line 115
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2008-06-06 05:23:41 PM
I think someone at the AP should have passed chemistry in high school. Link (pops)

Nitrous? Colorless and fun. Nitric? Brown and smells like burning.
 
2008-06-06 05:46:56 PM
Everyone kept thinking that they heard helicopters coming to the rescue.
 
2008-06-06 06:56:19 PM
At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

www.bodybuildingblog.co.uk
 
2008-06-06 07:40:09 PM
whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-wh ing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing!
 
2008-06-06 07:42:19 PM
kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

Er. I know whippets are lean, but WHAT THE HELL is up with that dog?


/your dog wants 'roids
 
2008-06-06 07:46:12 PM
kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

Same here.

nrdgrl: kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

Er. I know whippets are lean, but WHAT THE HELL is up with that dog?


/your dog wants 'roids


Hormonal disorder.
 
2008-06-06 07:50:28 PM
nrdgrl: kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

Er. I know whippets are lean, but WHAT THE HELL is up with that dog?


/your dog wants 'roids


I always saw that pic and thought it was a shop-it's not (new window)They're called "bully whippets".
 
2008-06-06 07:55:07 PM
Did the world's biggest problem come along?
 
2008-06-06 07:57:51 PM
H_is_for_Heretic

Bully Whippet, right? Awesome dog.


/doesn't understand the headline
 
2008-06-06 07:57:54 PM
H_is_for_Heretic: nrdgrl: kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

Er. I know whippets are lean, but WHAT THE HELL is up with that dog?


/your dog wants 'roids

I always saw that pic and thought it was a shop-it's not (new window)They're called "bully whippets".


Well, then! Fark can be so edumacational sometimes. :D
 
2008-06-06 07:59:29 PM
nerdapproved.com

Whippet indeed.
 
2008-06-06 08:01:02 PM
Whippet?

/Whippet, good!
 
hlx
2008-06-06 08:02:53 PM
Weird- I live in Dublin and haven't heard a single thing about this. Plenty about the WWII bomb being defused in England though.
 
2008-06-06 08:03:52 PM
img77.imageshack.us
 
2008-06-06 08:05:10 PM
WrongTrousers: Whippet?

/Whippet, good!


Yes, whippet real good.
 
2008-06-06 08:05:41 PM
We always called whipits hippie crack. And I heard that they turn ones brain into Swiss cheese. But that never uh, what?
 
2008-06-06 08:06:00 PM
it's not too late
 
2008-06-06 08:07:04 PM
i300.photobucket.com
 
2008-06-06 08:07:22 PM
What elhulley said. Nasty stuff.
 
2008-06-06 08:08:50 PM
What's that subby? I couldn't hear you over the sound of the balloons filling...

/roads roe adds...
 
2008-06-06 08:12:30 PM
i54.photobucket.com

The whippets go WOOOO
 
2008-06-06 08:13:29 PM
elhulley: I think someone at the AP should have passed chemistry in high school. Link (pops)

Nitrous? Colorless and fun. Nitric? Brown and smells like burning.


FTA: The Northern Ireland Department of the Environment said workers at Albion Chemicals Ltd. poured nitric acid into a disposal container that was contaminated, causing a reaction that produced plumes of nitrous oxide.

Reading comprehension is your friend.
 
2008-06-06 08:18:38 PM
I want 8 of those dogs and a wheeled "sled" for my morning commute.
 
2008-06-06 08:19:15 PM
Svingen999: Whippet indeed.

you rule.
 
2008-06-06 08:20:14 PM
Therion: whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-Bananaphone! whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-Bananaphone! whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing-whing...

FTFY
 
2008-06-06 08:23:16 PM
www.rubikspuzzles.com
/obscure?
 
2008-06-06 08:25:00 PM
We have seen the Signs.

We have Sensed it.

Now...

It's HAPPENING
 
2008-06-06 08:29:11 PM
theoneontheleft: What elhulley said. Nasty stuff.


I've always been rather fond of the stuff, myself. Different strokes and all that, I suppose. It's a bit like playing with your consciousness as if it were a slinky, though.
 
2008-06-06 08:30:06 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2008-06-06 08:32:27 PM
kitryne: At first, I thought subsy was talking about this:

My GOD, that dog looks like he could bench-press Baltimore.

I didn't know Ken-L-Ration made Doggie Steroids!
 
2008-06-06 08:35:18 PM
Shrooms + whippits = access to the Truth
 
2008-06-06 08:37:36 PM
Shrooms + whippits = access to the Truth

starsmedia.ign.com
 
2008-06-06 08:43:30 PM
Suicidal Writer: Shrooms + whippits = access to the Truth

Funny you should say that -- in college (coughearlyeightiescough) some people in my dorm did snow-capped shroom whippits.
Shrooms, in a bong, with a little bud, topped with cocaine, and with the barrel filled with nitrous.

The room was like triage after a disaster. People just layin' about the place making strange noises.
 
2008-06-06 08:46:35 PM
i8.photobucket.com

Very, very amused.
 
2008-06-06 08:50:40 PM
www.smokemag.com

Man, we even invented a couple of drugs back in the seventies. Yeah. Get this, Wippits. See, some people laugh, and the others need an explanation. Get this, ok? Some kid figured this out back in the seventies, and this kid should have been involved in the space program, ok? Some kid took the time and the imagination to go down to the supermarket and figure out if you take a whip cream can container and you press the nozzle on top, just enough before the whip cream comes out, some gas comes out, you snort the gas *snort*, you get high for five seconds. We didn't have MTV! We had the farking supermarket! That's what we had! We were down there everyday snorting whip cream and hamburger. We didn't care. Put some on your gums! We had to. We had to get over that bell bottom hump.

/Surprised nobody made this reference yet.
 
2008-06-06 08:51:50 PM
If the whole town stood on their head and held their breath in, it could have been TOTALLY better.
 
2008-06-06 08:54:23 PM
Svingen999: Whippet indeed.

ZOMG! I have that Devo set. Coolest action figure EVAR.

/nerd?
//mayhap so
 
2008-06-06 08:55:30 PM
JonathanChance:

/Surprised nobody made this reference yet.


Who needs Denis Leary when there's William James?
 
2008-06-06 09:01:02 PM
"The smaller the molecule, the better the drug"
 
2008-06-06 09:01:08 PM
www.blowoff.com

When you run out of whippits,...
 
2008-06-06 09:03:23 PM
Last time I did nitrous was through an actual hospital anaesthesia machine, complete with lithium hydroxide rebreather. Strangely, this was not in a clinical setting. My friends were playing poker while I huffed NO2 and got caught in a time loop. I swear to God those guys played the SAME HAND over and over and over forever, until someone finally unplugged me and I realized about 30 seconds had passed.
 
2008-06-06 09:06:30 PM
Damnit! I wish I was there when it happened. Nitrous oxide is WEEEEEEE!!!!!
 
2008-06-06 09:06:46 PM
Suicidal Writer: Shrooms + whippits = access to the Truth

It's a sad thing that half of Fark has you on Ignore, cause I lol'd.
 
2008-06-06 09:06:52 PM
When I was in High School, my friend convinved this guy at a welding supply shop that he needed a tank of nitrous for his paintball guns. Not a small thank either. It was the size of a helium tank at the balloon store. Needless to say, I know the Wo Wo Wo Wo Wo Wo sound well. So I am getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-06-06 09:07:12 PM
MentalMoment: "The smaller the molecule, the better the drug"

Sangamon's Law FTW.
 
2008-06-06 09:11:11 PM
Svingen999: Whippet indeed.

I need that. Please tell me how.
 
2008-06-06 09:11:44 PM
Baskanavitch

Checking the facts is your friend.
What he was saying is that the article WAS WRONG about it being nitrous oxide. It was actually NITRIC oxide. As per the link he provided from an alternate news source:
"It created a plume, a brown hazy cloud which firefighters are spraying water on to disperse," she said.

Brown hazy = Nitric, not Nitrous.
 
2008-06-06 09:11:48 PM
Too many people are reading this article thinking the reporter knows what he is talking about, in fact, many news agencies are reporting that it is nitrous oxide erroneously now because they see "laughing gas" and go "oh I know what that is."
Sky News is reporting Nitric Oxide, which would explain the plumes of "scary" orangish / brown fog described in many of the articles.

People talk about the failure of this journalist, and the failure of news agencies everywhere on thier fact checking. . . because it is fun, and easy to do.
 
2008-06-06 09:11:52 PM
Whippit good.
 
2008-06-06 09:12:39 PM
MentalMoment: "The smaller the molecule, the better the drug"

CH3CH2OH!

Sure, not as small as Nitrous, but still lots of fun.
 
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