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(CTV)   Sea sponges may hold cure for cancer. Except for those sponges living in pineapples under the sea   ( divider line
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2003-01-15 08:41:02 AM  
A compound within the sponge, called Discodermalide, has stopped cancer cells from reproducing in early tests.

What a cool name
2003-01-15 08:55:10 AM  
I can see some holes in this theory.
2003-01-15 10:08:51 AM  
Clever Bump, simply clever :)
2003-01-15 11:01:52 AM  
If this is meant to be Nature's way, let's weigh-down sick people with anvils & drop them into the ocean.
2003-01-15 11:24:41 AM  
So... they obtained a patent... on a compound which occurs in nature?

Who's running the patent office, retarded monkeys?

(Drat! Where's a picture of the KIA "Sale Monkey" when you need one?)
2003-01-15 12:19:34 PM  
My research has shown cyanide stops cancer cells from growing in 100% of my test subjects.
2003-01-15 12:40:55 PM  
Rollerdermalide Discodermalide?
2003-01-15 02:14:55 PM  
Not Spongebob, though.
2003-01-15 02:15:13 PM  
I find all you Farkers spongeworthy!
2003-01-15 02:15:27 PM  
Disco cures cancer?..i'd rather have cancer than
2003-01-15 02:15:55 PM  
Imagine how deep the ocean would be if there wasn't any sponges in it. - Steven Wright
2003-01-15 02:16:38 PM  
Will you loofa my stretchmarks?
2003-01-15 02:17:09 PM  
Then why are women getting cervical cancer? Oh, maybe those women aren't using the sponge. Hmmmm. Interesting.
2003-01-15 02:17:40 PM  
Ive done it patrick! I've done it!
2003-01-15 02:18:03 PM  
have you ever thought how much higher the sea level would be without sea sponges?
2003-01-15 02:18:54 PM  
So that thing I wash my back with can cure cancer??? who knew!
2003-01-15 02:19:10 PM  
No wonder the greek sponge divers in Tarpon Springs,FL. are such a healthy lot.
2003-01-15 02:19:33 PM  
"Sea sponges MAY hold cure for cancer"

And so could my dog's fecal matter, but I don't see any research being done on that. I'll be more impressed when the headline reads a definite cure.
2003-01-15 02:19:48 PM  
wrong Cliche'

proper cliche' title is:

"Scientist discover possible cure for cancer in deep sea sponges. Still no cure for cancer yet.
2003-01-15 02:20:01 PM  
spongebob oh yeah!
2003-01-15 02:20:17 PM  
"Nature can crank these things out, but to make them in a laboratory would be very difficult," said Amy Wright, division director at Harbor Branch.

I don't see what's so difficult about it. I've got a purple sponge that is quite prolific in my aquarium. There's also some yellow and white varieties, but they're practically pandas compared to the purple.
2003-01-15 02:22:33 PM  
Everything these days either cures cancer, or causes it.
2003-01-15 02:23:07 PM  
Wow, they prevent pregnancy, they cure cancer, they provide endless entertainment, and they keep maveno's back clean. What can't they do?

By the way Maveno "that thing I wash my back with" doesn't refer to your cellmate does it?
2003-01-15 02:24:18 PM  
i still don't think prisoners should get computers.
2003-01-15 02:24:18 PM  
Oh sea sponges are the cure for cancer! I didnt realise cancer was just something you just wiped up like spilt milk.
2003-01-15 02:24:52 PM  
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It's always about the sponges, isn't it?
2003-01-15 02:24:55 PM  
try again..
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Will you loofa my stretchmarks?
2003-01-15 02:25:04 PM  
Young Fart did you say yellow?

(Me no can link HTML image cause me stoopid!)
2003-01-15 02:25:06 PM  
Ok. What gives with the ad at the top telling us to claim as the WINNER??

My html skillz were suspended for a while by posting an ad that was JUST as annoying. Unfair world!
2003-01-15 02:25:13 PM  
Because no one's done it yet

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2003-01-15 02:25:26 PM  
JennyBean: Yes, it's a great name!!

BTW,if your current host doesn't work out let me know, I have my own server, and I'd be happy to give a fellow farkette some space.

2003-01-15 02:27:12 PM  
I did a GIS for "sponge cancer" and found this. Possible Fark Logo?

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2003-01-15 02:28:52 PM  
In related news, radical christian leader Jerry Fawell was quoted as saying "I'd rather die of cancer than be treated by a f*ggot cartoon charachter!"

Follow up: God granted Jerry's wish.
2003-01-15 02:28:58 PM  
LawTalkingGuy You sick lil puppy!!

Hmm, it does feel like I'm in prison around here.
2003-01-15 02:29:10 PM  
Tayles: "have you ever thought how much higher the sea level would be without sea sponges?

actually the sea would be more shallow without the sponges. their mass dispalces the water.

put a sponge into a bucket of water, and the water level will rise. only after you remove the sponge (with the soaked up water still inside) will the water level drop.
2003-01-15 02:30:02 PM  
So... they obtained a patent... on a compound which occurs in nature?

Who's running the patent office, retarded monkeys?

To answer your second question, yes. However in this case I think the retarded patent office monkeys are doing the right thing. These researchers are basically taking wild guesses at finding miraculous cures based primarily on the prospect of becoming extraodinarily wealthy if they get lucky. If the possible wealth were not protected by patent or something similar, how many researchers do you think would go on 2-3 week scuba diving cruises in the Carribean 'just for the fun of it'?
2003-01-15 02:30:43 PM  
omg stfu, don't get all technical on fark
2003-01-15 02:30:45 PM  
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Where Are They Now?

2003-01-15 02:31:25 PM  
Whydontyoucryaboutit, Yeah unbelievable an entire 10 minutes went by withour a pic.

I was searching everywhere for a spongebob in a doctors outfit pic.
2003-01-15 02:32:41 PM  
OccamsWhiskers writes: the retarded patent office monkeys are doing the right thing.

Patent Office monkeys are not retarded. You must be thinking of IRS monkeys.

I'm probably going to get audited now. Oh, well.
2003-01-15 02:33:35 PM  
my "IVe done it patrick..." post had a pic of him i messed up the url though i think..
2003-01-15 02:34:48 PM  
Scrowdid - you leave Dan Mathisson alone, you hear? Besides, he's abviously better looking than what's his name, and can spell too!
2003-01-15 02:35:13 PM  
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One of the most undeveloped characters of the show.
2003-01-15 02:35:49 PM  
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Nobody calls me... yellow.

2003-01-15 02:36:18 PM  
When the cure hits the shelves it could be called:

2003-01-15 02:36:24 PM  
Psycho-Jay, yes.
2003-01-15 02:36:46 PM  
Coming soon to GNC : swallow sponges to loose weight and prevent cancer.
2003-01-15 02:38:22 PM  
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2003-01-15 02:40:43 PM  
Tadpole, you forgot to mention the colon cleansing to remove the sponge!
2003-01-15 02:41:48 PM  
Billy Is that a reference to sponge-worthiness? Very nice.
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