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(The Courier)   Just in case Scotland didn't have enough problems already, now the beaches are radioactive   (thecourier.co.uk) divider line 78
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2009-11-12 02:34:46 PM
On the beach you encounter a radioactive Haggis. Roll for surprise. The Haggis attacks - you feel a crippling wave of nausea. Save versus the Haggis.
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hot as radioactive dials
 
2009-11-12 02:35:12 PM
Whiskey Dickens: In before sheep references!

...you mean, like the one I made two posts (and over forty minutes) previously?
 
2009-11-12 02:36:08 PM
EdNortonsTwin: well......how's the fresh water beaches?

That's not fresh water, it's weak whisky.
 
2009-11-12 02:39:21 PM
Luminous dials my ass.
 
2009-11-12 02:56:57 PM
Cormee: radioman_: Palm tress only grow in clement climates. Scotland needs a Florida tag.

If they are cultivated those bastards will grown anywhere.

Scotland has a wet, cold, dark, miserable climate. Even I find it harsh and I'm from Ireland.


Marry me, Cormee!!

/Loves me da Irish :)
 
2009-11-12 03:09:19 PM
They can take our lives. But they can never take...

OUR RADIUM!!!!
 
2009-11-12 03:24:39 PM
Well, that explains Fifers then
 
2009-11-12 03:27:29 PM
I will avoid that area when I go to Scotland next year.
 
2009-11-12 04:05:07 PM
docmattic: Whiskey Dickens: In before sheep references!

...you mean, like the one I made two posts (and over forty minutes) previously?



Sorry, here's how that should've read:

"In before funny sheep references."

Winky smiley face.
 
2009-11-12 04:27:05 PM
Whiskey Dickens: docmattic: Whiskey Dickens: In before sheep references!

...you mean, like the one I made two posts (and over forty minutes) previously?


Sorry, here's how that should've read:

"In before funny sheep references."

Winky smiley face.


Touche, eh?
 
2009-11-12 04:57:31 PM
So, how many rads are we talking here? Words like "radioactive" shouldn't really be used unless you're also giving the dose-rate, otherwise, people who aren't educated about it might kinda.... freak out.
 
2009-11-12 05:25:52 PM
RoxtarRyan: So, how many rads are we talking here? Words like "radioactive" shouldn't really be used unless you're also giving the dose-rate, otherwise, people who aren't educated about it might kinda.... freak out.

Or fret and worry 'til it drives them to drink. Oh, nevermind, they've got that covered already.
 
2009-11-12 05:52:09 PM
ecossais: Dalgety Bay is on the east coast, more or less directly north of Edinburgh, where it's dark, cold and rainy. No palm trees. Nobody would swim there for long. Not without dying, at least.

I am sure it never gets warm, their is never a ray of sunshine, and NOBODY, I say NOBODY has ever swam their for too long, not without dying......

files.list.co.uk

Well except the surfers.



"Even when the surf's up in Scotland, chances are the temperatures won't be. But with advancements in wetsuits over the past few years, it's now possible to surf the Scottish coastline year-round. Fuelled I suspect by seeing one too many photos of Cameron Diaz bounding along the sand in Hawaii with a board under her muscular arm, I get roped in for a beginner's lesson by an adrenaline junkie friend. Our two-hour crash course takes place at Belhaven Beach in Dunbar, about a 20-minute train ride from the shoppers on Princes Street."
 
2009-11-12 05:57:07 PM
I've seen surfers in St. Andrew's. Around Halloween, I think it was. After all the long summer days, the water reaches its peak warmth. I think the scientific term is "melting."
 
2009-11-12 05:58:59 PM
red5ish: On the beach you encounter a radioactive Haggis. Roll for surprise. The Haggis attacks - you feel a crippling wave of nausea. Save versus the Haggis.
hot as radioactive dials


I'll see your beholder and raise you a Jack Burton!
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2009-11-12 06:06:30 PM
WalMartian: Marry me, Cormee!!

If you're in possession of a vagina we might be able to do business.
 
2009-11-12 06:11:22 PM
CapitolG: But with advancements in wetsuits over the past few years, it's now possible to surf the Scottish coastline year-round.

www.dui-online.com
 
2009-11-12 06:17:34 PM
I begin to have some idea why my kid is so excited at the idea of spending a school year with me, instead of with mom.

/Mom lives up the rail line north of Dalgety Bay. I live... in Hawaii.
 
2009-11-12 07:00:57 PM
Cormee: WalMartian: Marry me, Cormee!!

If you're in possession of a vagina we might be able to do business.


Lemme check, okay, we're good!
 
2009-11-12 07:03:54 PM
radioman_: Scotland needs a Florida tag.

I would suggest that Scotland is far more like New Jersey than it is Florida.
 
2009-11-12 07:56:26 PM
NEWS FLASH!
DECAYING STONE (OR NON DECAYING) ROCKS ARE OFTEN RADIOACTIVE!!!
Especially granite.
Granite counter tops have been recalled due to very low levels.
Geek.
 
2009-11-12 08:06:14 PM
Gordon Bennett: radioman_: Scotland needs a Florida tag.

I would suggest that Scotland is far more like New Jersey than it is Florida.


I think I'd group it with Appalachia. New Jersey's belligerent whisky-drunks and druggies fail the "bad teeth" and "incomprehensible language" tests. The Scots are Britain's attempt at rednecks.
 
2009-11-12 09:17:16 PM
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2009-11-12 09:20:30 PM
Gordon Bennett: radioman_: Scotland needs a Florida tag.

I would suggest that Scotland is far more like New Jersey than it is Florida.


Scotland is nothing like New Jersey.

More like a cross between Connecticut, Colorado and western Massachusetts.
 
2009-11-12 11:37:10 PM
NYRBill: red5ish: On the beach you encounter a radioactive Haggis. Roll for surprise. The Haggis attacks - you feel a crippling wave of nausea. Save versus the Haggis.
hot as radioactive dials

I'll see your beholder and raise you a Jack Burton!


I see your Jack Burton and raise you a Lo Pan.
www.channel4.com
 
2009-11-13 12:47:07 AM
FredaDeStilleto: FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?


More than a few :-) ... Rosyth Dockyard and the Forth Bridge were both key targets for the German bombers. However, that's not the source of the higher than normal radiation levels at Dalgety Bay.

Part of the town is built over a WW2 aircraft maintenance facility; when the place was closed down after the war, a metric assload of surplus glow-in-the-dark instrument panels and parts was buried under the beach as a safety precaution. They are mildly radioactive.

This is common knowledge locally, though the Wikipedia page neglects to mention it - perhaps an judicious local worried about property values, it's classic lower middle class commuter land.
 
2009-11-13 08:33:39 AM
Walker: In other news Scotland has beaches.

Have you been to Scotland? The beaches in the North West are some of the most beautiful found in all of Europe. If the average temperature there was 10C higher than it is, the place would be buzzing with tourists ;-)
 
2009-11-13 01:24:56 PM
red5ish: I see your Jack Burton and raise you a Lo Pan.

did you forget that Jack kills Lo Pan?
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