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(Yahoo)   25 years after Chernobyl, German wild boar meat still described as "radioactive," "extraordinarily tasty"   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 56
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2011-04-01 08:09:44 AM
Cooked from within...mmm
 
2011-04-01 08:32:20 AM
www.cryptomundo.com

Stick an apple in his mouth; he's done.

/hot, like roasted boar meat
 
2011-04-01 10:16:44 AM
If eating wild boar is wrong I don't want to be right.
 
2011-04-01 11:26:40 AM
MMMmmmmmmmm.

guidesmedia.ign.com
 
2011-04-01 01:00:21 PM
Damn, beat me to it.
 
2011-04-01 01:01:22 PM
Lots of submissions about radioactivity today...
 
2011-04-01 01:01:59 PM
Anything with potassium could be described as radioactive. Without a dose that's the most retarded descriptor ever
 
2011-04-01 01:03:38 PM

Barakku: Anything with potassium could be described as radioactive. Without a dose that's the most retarded descriptor ever


FTFA: Yet, the amount of radioactive cesium-137 within their tissue often registers dozens of times beyond the recommended limit for consumption and thousands of times above normal.
 
2011-04-01 01:05:40 PM
Radioactive boar bites geeky kid and turns him into Boarboy... hmm...

Maybe female... Boarwoman even gay guys go down on her bacon flavored pussy

Seems I need a nooner and lunch.
 
2011-04-01 01:07:14 PM

MattMpls: Barakku: Anything with potassium could be described as radioactive. Without a dose that's the most retarded descriptor ever

FTFA: Yet, the amount of radioactive cesium-137 within their tissue often registers dozens of times beyond the recommended limit for consumption and thousands of times above normal.


That just proves, uh, how safe boars are.
 
2011-04-01 01:08:39 PM
In Soviet Union, Pig roasts you.
 
2011-04-01 01:08:55 PM
Radioactive boars will soon mate with radioactive bears, then one will eat a radioactive Russian.

Oh yes, you know where this is going.

Man-Bear-Pig!
 
2011-04-01 01:11:51 PM
Since Japan seems to be more bootstrappy than Russia, I wonder if the impending/developing/ongoing disaster there will lead to some fancy advances in both biological and environmental radiation cleanup.
 
2011-04-01 01:15:05 PM
Psh...what's wrong about eating pre-cooked bacon?
 
2011-04-01 01:15:30 PM

animal900: Since Japan seems to be more bootstrappy than Russia, I wonder if the impending/developing/ongoing disaster there will lead to some fancy advances in both biological and environmental radiation cleanup.


That's not bootstrappy, that's closing the barn door after the horses boarded a flight to Senegal.

But yes, the Japanese are working on a resin to reduce the emissions from the reactors. Nobody knows whether it will work, but they're doing test sprays right now.
 
2011-04-01 01:16:50 PM

animal900: Since Japan seems to be more bootstrappy than Russia, I wonder if the impending/developing/ongoing disaster there will lead to some fancy advances in both biological and environmental radiation cleanup.


Given that the tsunami wiped out a lot of the area in general, a regular ol' bulldozer will work and be needed to clear debris anyhow.
 
2011-04-01 01:17:51 PM
Maybe they should just limit consumption of boar meat to people over a certain age.
 
2011-04-01 01:25:08 PM
I like my boar meat cooked medium and well cesiumed.
 
2011-04-01 01:25:35 PM

bigdavediode: But yes, the Japanese are working on a resin to reduce the emissions from the reactors. Nobody knows whether it will work, but they're doing test sprays right now.


I'm curious what this 'resin' is. I'm voting on maple syrup. That way in the future, nuclear disasters can be deliciously sweet disasters.
 
2011-04-01 01:28:17 PM
Nothing that can't be cured with some rad-x and food sanitizer.
 
2011-04-01 01:30:31 PM
The German boars roam in forests nearly 950 miles (1,500 kilometers ) from Chernobyl. Yet, the amount of radioactive cesium-137 within their tissue often registers dozens of times beyond the recommended limit for consumption and thousands of times above normal.

WOW, that's pretty serious...

Thousands of wild boars killed in southern Germany every year register unacceptable levels of radiation.

It really, really is!

About 2 percent of the 50,000 boars hunted are above the legal radioactivity limit, Reddemann said.

Wait a minute! Two percent of 50,000 is 1,000. Not *THOUSANDS*. A thousand. Of out 50,000.

Farkin' reporter math.
 
2011-04-01 01:30:32 PM
Must be easy to hunt at night.
 
2011-04-01 01:31:31 PM
As a hunter of the Schwarzwild, I get a kick out of...well you know.

It is another process we have to go through when we process the meat. We test for radioactivity now, in addition to trichinosis.

However, let me tell you, the wild boar is very, very tasty!

Waidmannsheil!!!!

/I want a schnauzer with my weinerschnitze...obscure...OBSCURE????
//takes a sip of another Weißbier...
///DO YOU LIKE MY ESZETT? ...TOUCH IT...LOVE IT....
 
2011-04-01 01:32:37 PM
So that's the secret meat behind the Krusty McRib.
 
2011-04-01 01:35:35 PM
blog.delivra.com

What a radioactive bore might look like
 
2011-04-01 01:36:57 PM

Mock26: Must be easy to hunt at night.


We'd better get hunting, 'cause it'll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night... mostly.
 
2011-04-01 01:40:39 PM

MrSteve007: bigdavediode: But yes, the Japanese are working on a resin to reduce the emissions from the reactors. Nobody knows whether it will work, but they're doing test sprays right now.

I'm curious what this 'resin' is. I'm voting on maple syrup. That way in the future, nuclear disasters can be deliciously sweet disasters.


Well, that's part of it actually. The first part is mostly flour, eggs, a bit of salt and the reactor itself cooks it into a large pancake like structure.
 
2011-04-01 01:41:39 PM

Barakku: Anything with potassium could be described as radioactive. Without a dose that's the most retarded descriptor ever


All other countries have inferior cesium....
 
2011-04-01 01:46:26 PM
I think we all know how this will play out in Japan...

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2011-04-01 01:50:16 PM

Barakku: Anything with potassium could be described as radioactive. Without a dose that's the most retarded descriptor ever


Carbon 14....we're all made of it and it's radioactive without even adding potassium.
 
2011-04-01 01:52:20 PM
Come in! Don't just stand there!
 
2011-04-01 02:07:36 PM
So being irradiated is an adaptive advantage because it stops us from killing them for food? If I recall it's because they like eating 'shrooms which accumulate and concentrate radiation from the soil like crazy.
 
2011-04-01 02:13:32 PM
Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl (new window)

If the article piqued your interest at all, read this book. Very informative and a simple (not extremely technical) read.
 
2011-04-01 02:13:37 PM
Odd fact: All these chernobyl animals are radioactive, yet don't express mutations and no one knows why.
 
2011-04-01 02:22:41 PM

stuhayes2010: Odd fact: All these chernobyl animals are radioactive, yet don't express mutations and no one knows why.


Not according to National Geographic:

"In Italy around 40 percent of the barn swallows return each year, whereas the annual survival rate is 15 percent or less for Chernobyl," Mousseau said.

The scientists are also concerned that the mutated birds will pass on their abnormal genes to the global population."
 
2011-04-01 02:23:05 PM

stuhayes2010: Odd fact: All these chernobyl animals are radioactive, yet don't express mutations and no one knows why.


upload.wikimedia.org

What non-expressive mutation may look like
 
2011-04-01 02:25:55 PM

bigdavediode: stuhayes2010: Odd fact: All these chernobyl animals are radioactive, yet don't express mutations and no one knows why.

Not according to National Geographic:

"In Italy around 40 percent of the barn swallows return each year, whereas the annual survival rate is 15 percent or less for Chernobyl," Mousseau said.

The scientists are also concerned that the mutated birds will pass on their abnormal genes to the global population."


Those swallows suck.
 
2011-04-01 02:30:30 PM

bigdavediode: stuhayes2010: Odd fact: All these chernobyl animals are radioactive, yet don't express mutations and no one knows why.

Not according to National Geographic:

"In Italy around 40 percent of the barn swallows return each year, whereas the annual survival rate is 15 percent or less for Chernobyl," Mousseau said.


That's got nothing to do with radiation. It's just that there are fewer coconuts in Ukraine than in Italy.
 
2011-04-01 02:49:29 PM
From TFA:
Germany's experience shows what could await Japan - if the problems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant get any near-impossibly drastically worse.

Fixed it for them.

"any" worse? So, if so much as a steam pipe gets a hairline crack in it...then BAM: another Chernobyl? yeah.
 
2011-04-01 03:04:49 PM
Ah yes, our daily required allotment of fear mongering. Thanks.
 
2011-04-01 03:05:03 PM
what an active radio bore might look like:
crooksandliars.com
 
2011-04-01 03:06:05 PM
C'mon, I have to do it?

...Asterix and Obelix unavailable for comment
 
2011-04-01 03:31:16 PM

Secret Polish Boyfriend: C'mon, I have to do it?

...Asterix and Obelix unavailable for comment


Ah, Sangliers.... miam miam scrotch.
 
2011-04-01 03:55:35 PM
Want some...

images.wikia.com
 
2011-04-01 04:10:09 PM

Rootus: Ah yes, our daily required allotment of fear mongering. Thanks.


Simple question: would you eat one without checking it for radiation first?
 
2011-04-01 04:18:51 PM

Warthog: If eating wild boar is wrong I don't want to be right.


Cannibal!
 
2011-04-01 04:34:10 PM
Quick, someone call CNN. Vice has some old journalism they can jerk off to: The Radioactive Beasts of Chernobyl. (new window)
 
2011-04-01 05:11:21 PM

MrSteve007: bigdavediode: But yes, the Japanese are working on a resin to reduce the emissions from the reactors. Nobody knows whether it will work, but they're doing test sprays right now.

I'm curious what this 'resin' is. I'm voting on maple syrup. That way in the future, nuclear disasters can be deliciously sweet disasters.


Like the Great Molasses Flood in Boston. Mmmmm... the sweet, sweet taste of tragedy.

/How do you get to every interesting thread before me?
 
2011-04-01 05:15:32 PM
dittybopper
Wait a minute! Two percent of 50,000 is 1,000. Not *THOUSANDS*. A thousand. Of out 50,000.

Farkin' reporter math.


To quote a Spiegel article about the same issue:

In the 2008/2009 season, a record number of boar were shot, almost 650,000 against just 287,000 a year previously.

So maybe the 50,000 is wrong. 500,000 could also be reasonable.
Then again, the last two winters were comparatively hard and with the heavy hunting , the populations (and thus the kills) have gone down.
I think I read something that they only shot ~800 here in Berlin this season (down from ~3500).
Considering history, "thousands" really isn't that wrong; this season might have been a record low. And it's not like the problem will have gone away once the boar population increases again.
 
2011-04-01 06:45:28 PM
 
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