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(How Stuff Works)   Everything your mama told you about Landmines but you forgot   (howstuffworks.com ) divider line
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2001-10-16 12:12:56 AM  
There is nothing funny about landmines.
 
2001-10-16 12:13:40 AM  
What's to forget.

Lesson one: do NOT stand on landmines.
Lesson two: see lesson one.
 
2001-10-16 12:14:11 AM  
i didnt say there was.
 
2001-10-16 12:15:35 AM  
Sigh, I remember the times mom would tuck me in and kiss me on the cheek and pull out our copy of The Book of Armaments and read me to sleep.

Yeah, I remember it well:

Thou shalt first pull thy pin from the Holy Hand Grenade. Three shall be the number ye shall count.

Good 'ol mom.
 
2001-10-16 12:26:49 AM  
Actually, standing on one is perfectly safe. Just don't step off.
 
2001-10-16 12:38:48 AM  
Good point Jraxis, if you have been foolish enough to ignore the following rules:

1: do NOT stand on landmines.
2: see rule one.

then never ever on any account ever step off a landmine.
 
2001-10-16 02:04:34 AM  
well, i feel it is appropriate now to pull out my only landmine joke i know.

Did you hear that Princess Diana's grave has too many people visiting it? well they decided to just put a bunch of land mines around it to keep people off.

har har...
 
2001-10-16 02:08:28 AM  
princess diana = boobies.


b00bies!
 
2001-10-16 03:20:27 AM  
She told me they were very dangerous and not to get near them for any reason. She told me they had caused misery for millions of people and that they should be destroyed on sight.

No wait. Tose were HANDMIMES. Sorry.
 
2001-10-16 05:44:04 AM  
Hm. This article contradicts itself:

33 billion - Cost in U.S. dollars to remove every mine in the world, if no others are planted

250 million - Stockpiled landmines worldwide

1,000 - Cost in U.S. dollars to remove one landmine

So... what numbers are true?
 
2001-10-16 07:07:23 AM  
Tasteless landmine joke, proving that yes, there is so something funny about 'em:
-A little girl wakes up in a hospital for landmine victims and starts yelling "doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!!!'

Doctor: "That's because we amputated your arms......."
 
2001-10-16 07:29:48 AM  
I have a couple of landmines in my garden - it makes doing the lawn less monotonous, espeicially since I have Alzheimer's.
 
2001-10-16 07:45:27 AM  
Imperfect: There are 250 million mines stockpiled that don't have to be removed...

There are another 33,000,000 landmines that are not stockpiled, but "planted"... they cost $1,000 a pop to be removed. Where's the contradiction?
 
2001-10-16 08:48:48 AM  
How long until Mr. Happy shows up telling everyone to read his posts from three days ago?
 
2001-10-16 04:34:10 PM  
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