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(Reuters)   "Splatometers" to tally bug numbers   (reuters.co.uk) divider line 32
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3726 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jun 2003 at 10:43 PM (12 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2003-06-30 03:42:00 PM  
I've seen these things at Bukkake festivals.


Prolly not the same thing tho...
 
2003-06-30 10:18:17 PM  
What's the last thing to got thru a bug's mind when he hits your windshield?

His assh0le!! hehe...ok, sorry...
 
2003-06-30 10:48:05 PM  
<-- china_moon probably eats bugs
 
2003-06-30 10:48:07 PM  
any tie-in with her insect collection?


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2003-06-30 10:50:33 PM  
"There has been a lot of evidence to suggest that the insect population has fallen over the last 50 to 100 years or so,"

Yippie?
 
2003-06-30 10:52:34 PM  
Driving is murder. Insects are living animals also. When will all of you savages learn that the only sane way to travel is too cautiously step at all times! Every bug we kill now can have grave consequences for our future.
 
2003-06-30 10:54:36 PM  
Hey Bump

Pro'lly only the same if the bukkake place was full of kids with beetles flying out of their weeners
 
2003-06-30 11:05:34 PM  
Splat! Splat! Splattin' bugs is where it's at...



[image from lvcm.com too old to be available]



/regression
 
2003-06-30 11:09:30 PM  
This will only tell them how many bugs people hit with their car windshields over a certain amount of time. They won't be able to tell how many bugs there are in places where there aren't roads.

And this will make people drive more because they will want to collect as many bugs as possible. It will contermind their entire mission by killing more bugs.

Silly British.
 
2003-06-30 11:15:46 PM  
This reminds me of the splatometer I had on the front of my car too. Only, it wasn't a piece of fly paper, it was a giant metal spike. And I wasn't counting dead bugs, I was counting school children.

I forget what the 'ole splatometer got up to before a traffic cop made me take it off, but I definitely won. That much I do know. I won.
 
2003-06-30 11:23:08 PM  
CatPeople: haha!
 
2003-06-30 11:26:50 PM  
Don't drink and Fark...I mean do...I mean...oh god I don't even know anymore
 
2003-06-30 11:27:16 PM  
2003-06-30 10:54:36 PM dying_one_day_at_a_time


Hey Bump

Pro'lly only the same if the bukkake place was full of kids with beetles flying out of their weeners


goddamn you ... i did NOT need to think of that shiat ever . ever you hear me !!
 
2003-06-30 11:30:36 PM  
wow this is useful!

/not
 
2003-06-30 11:38:40 PM  
They could put bigger splatometers on the front of trucks to do a deer census.
 
2003-06-30 11:44:38 PM  
bump
"I've seen these things at Bukkake festivals."


I think that whenever anyone uses the word " Bukkake" in a , the thread should be declared dead, ala Godwin's law. Not that I have anything against Bukkake, but how often is it ever seen used first ?

 
2003-06-30 11:46:07 PM  
That is a good point...do you get more points for bigger targets?

Would I be able to play out all my Deathrace 2000 fantasies?
 
2003-06-30 11:47:15 PM  
It's a "splatometer", not a "spoogometer".
 
2003-06-30 11:47:37 PM  

Ahem.
bump
"I've seen these things at Bukkake festivals."


I think that whenever anyone uses the word " Bukkake" in a, the thread should be declared dead, ala Godwin's law. Not that I have anything against Bukkake, but how often is it ever seen used first ?


P.S. if this image don't show, I declare Godwin on myself.

 
2003-06-30 11:51:12 PM  
I fly in a small airplane twice a day to do traffic reports. We have literally hundreds of bug splats on the windshield at the end of every shift - didn't anyone think of the bugs flying at 7500 feet? Who is caring for those poor critters? Not you regular CAR driving people, I can tell you that.
 
2003-07-01 12:06:56 AM  
Try riding a Harley across Europe. After an hour you can't see thru the windshield so you have to stick your head up to see over....even nastier......
 
2003-07-01 12:35:41 AM  
The real splatometer will be a couple of grad students with tweezers and magnifying glasses. I feel badly for those poor souls.
 
SGF
2003-07-01 01:03:45 AM  
I use a similar device to determine when it's time to buy new porn....

/over-sharing
 
2003-07-01 01:53:56 AM  
[image from lolli.org too old to be available]

Splat
 
2003-07-01 02:19:27 AM  
Can someone please explain the difference to me between "strange" and "weird" in Farkish? Is there a reason why a story gets one and not the other?

Thank you.

CB
 
2003-07-01 02:25:25 AM  
Submitters choose the tag they feel is best, not the admins (although the admins have changed them at times). Acording to the FArQ:

Strange: Not even we can explain everything.
Weird: Like strange, only stranger.
 
2003-07-01 02:32:40 AM  
wldncrzy14: You da man.
 
2003-07-01 07:40:23 AM  
Now is it "splat-oh-mee-ter" or "spla-tah-mih-ter"?
 
2003-07-01 07:56:14 AM  
Mmmmmmmm... insect fajitas.
 
2003-07-01 09:12:46 AM  
I read the headline as "big" numbers yesterday. Today I read it right, and feel ill.
 
2003-07-01 11:43:59 AM  
If they are noticing a decline in the insect population then why would they want to get more people put to kill more insects so they can be counted on the sticky paper? Isnt that a bit of a contradiction? We need more bugs to feed the birds so everyone get out and kill/collect more bugs so there are fewer of them available to the birds to eat.
 
2003-07-01 12:29:38 PM  
Sexy
 
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