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(Yahoo)   Scientists discover over 300 new species in the Philippines including an inflatable shark that is able to camouflage itself as a pool toy   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 29
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2011-06-28 11:06:17 AM
Yes, but can it suck my dick?
 
2011-06-28 11:13:20 AM

tetsoushima: Yes, but can it suck my dick?


Hmmm. The missing link between a sex doll and the suck my dick, I'm a shark meme?
 
2011-06-28 11:17:31 AM
I'm not sure if these releases were coordinated or motivated by professional jealousy but just as everybody is woo-hooing about the 300 new species in the Philippines, New Guinea scientists say THEY have found over 1,000 new species (new window) including a frog with fangs and another one actually scientifically named after Sauron because of its eyes
 
2011-06-28 11:21:55 AM
"One researcher knelt on a venomous lionfish and later found himself on a mountain kneeling on poisonous plants."

That guy needs to pay more attention. Or not kneel as often.
 
2011-06-28 11:23:55 AM
My local dive shop is trying to get a trip to the Philippines together for next summer. I'd love to go, but I don't know that it's an entirely safe place to travel to.
 
2011-06-28 11:25:50 AM

Kairaishi: "One researcher knelt on a venomous lionfish and later found himself on a mountain kneeling on poisonous plants."

That guy needs to pay more attention. Or not kneel as often.


That guy must be the comic relief of the outfit. If it were a 90s movie he'd be played by Chris Farley.
 
2011-06-28 11:28:39 AM
l.yimg.com

I had no idea Karl Malden was inflatable.
 
2011-06-28 11:37:58 AM

kxs401: My local dive shop is trying to get a trip to the Philippines together for next summer. I'd love to go, but I don't know that it's an entirely safe place to travel to.


Nowhere is 100% safe mate. Go for it, get stuck in and just be a bit more aware than you would when at home. Chances are you'll have a blast.

Magorn: I'm not sure if these releases were coordinated or motivated by professional jealousy but just as everybody is woo-hooing about the 300 new species in the Philippines, New Guinea scientists say THEY have found over 1,000 new species (new window) including a frog with fangs and another one actually scientifically named after Sauron because of its eyes


The BBC did a 3-part documentary called "Lost Land of the Volcano" where they found loads of new species, including a rat the size of a dog and the fanged frog. It was a great programme.
 
2011-06-28 11:42:06 AM
including a bizarre sea star that feeds exclusively on sunken driftwood and a deep-sea, shrimp-eating shark that swells up to scare off other predators.

Wow, a sea star which feeds on driftwood and sharks. Must be one fast star or slow shark, and I guess swelling does not do much to scare em.
 
2011-06-28 11:44:12 AM

The Envoy:
The BBC did a 3-part documentary called "Lost Land of the Volcano" where they found loads of new species, including a rat the size of a dog and the fanged frog. It was a great programme.


www.moviemobsters.com

I don't believe they exist
 
2011-06-28 11:45:26 AM

Vangor: including a bizarre sea star that feeds exclusively on sunken driftwood and a deep-sea, shrimp-eating shark that swells up to scare off other predators.

Wow, a sea star which feeds on driftwood and sharks. Must be one fast star or slow shark, and I guess swelling does not do much to scare em.


You read that wrong -- it's a sea star that feeds on A deep sea, shrimp-eating shark. Presumably the sea star takes small bites and lets the shark go so it can return again the next day. I'm guessing this shark is the intellectual low point of its species.
 
2011-06-28 11:52:06 AM

The Envoy: Nowhere is 100% safe mate. Go for it, get stuck in and just be a bit more aware than you would when at home. Chances are you'll have a blast.


Bright side, if I get killed by terrorists or pirates, I may get my own Fark headline!
 
2011-06-28 11:54:14 AM
i141.photobucket.com
 
2011-06-28 11:57:05 AM

kxs401: The Envoy: Nowhere is 100% safe mate. Go for it, get stuck in and just be a bit more aware than you would when at home. Chances are you'll have a blast.

Bright side, if I get killed by terrorists or pirates, I may get my own Fark headline!


You might want to completely ignore my advice. Thailand has a comparable climate and some fantastic diving too. Try there instead!
 
2011-06-28 12:02:32 PM

The Envoy: You might want to completely ignore my advice. Thailand has a comparable climate and some fantastic diving too. Try there instead!


If I plan a trip to Thailand, does the FBI automatically start monitoring my internet use?
 
2011-06-28 12:10:42 PM
As long as the shark is still anatomically correct, I have no problem with this discovery.
 
2011-06-28 12:14:47 PM

kxs401: If I plan a trip to Thailand, does the FBI automatically start monitoring my internet use?


I hope not because I've been doing just that for the last two days!
 
2011-06-28 12:41:52 PM
Squid Girl discovered the inflatable shark last year.
img546.imageshack.us
 
2011-06-28 12:44:43 PM
Kool, astig a?!

/family is from Bauang, Luzon
 
2011-06-28 01:24:42 PM
www2.tripnet.se
/oblig
 
2011-06-28 01:27:46 PM

The Envoy: kxs401: If I plan a trip to Thailand, does the FBI automatically start monitoring my internet use?

I hope not because I've been doing just that for the last two days!


They only start the trace if you google the term "ladyboy"
 
2011-06-28 01:31:16 PM
I'm a SHAAAAAARK!

l.yimg.com
 
2011-06-28 01:38:14 PM

Magorn: The Envoy: kxs401: If I plan a trip to Thailand, does the FBI automatically start monitoring my internet use?

I hope not because I've been doing just that for the last two days!

They only start the trace if you google the term "ladyboy"


Uh-oh.
 
2011-06-28 02:02:14 PM

Magorn: The Envoy: kxs401: If I plan a trip to Thailand, does the FBI automatically start monitoring my internet use?

I hope not because I've been doing just that for the last two days!

They only start the trace if you google the term "ladyboy"


I was looking it up for kxs401, I swear!
 
2011-06-28 02:40:15 PM
I don't get all the disrespect for the Philippines. They have just as many ladyboys as Thailand, yet for some reason Thailand gets all the press.
 
2011-06-28 03:09:21 PM
Candygram
 
2011-06-28 03:38:22 PM
Came here for Sharkboy Simpson's reference ... leaving with both legs and both arms ...
 
2011-06-28 08:45:46 PM
This is proof that God exists and is still creating!!!
 
2011-06-28 11:03:29 PM
kxs401 Quote 2011-06-28 11:23:55 AM
My local dive shop is trying to get a trip to the Philippines together for next summer. I'd love to go, but I don't know that it's an entirely safe place to travel to.


You should go. Only Americans make a big deal out of these things. Aussies, Japanese, Koreans and a lot of foreign expats in HK/China and Singapore travel there a lot. I go every year and the resorts are filled with tourists. I have buddies that go there every few months because its literally the cheapest deal in SE Asia. Good bars, good food, etc. They always come back happy they went.

As for diving, I've actually heard Philippine beaches and diving is superior to Thailand because Thailand's tourism has destroyed a lot of its pristine conditions.

As for dodgyiness, it is less safe than other SE asian cities. Is it more dangerous than US cities? Maybe. Maybe not. Just stay away from the South (no one travels there anyways) and watch your wallet. That's it.
 
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