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2012-04-11 05:55:22 PM
images.buddytv.com
 
2012-04-11 06:06:40 PM
Hey guys what's goin' on in this thread?

img594.imageshack.us
 
2012-04-11 06:32:40 PM
Poor baby sloth! Take him out off the scale!

Also:

memearchive.net
 
2012-04-11 07:03:57 PM
Sloth thread!
 
2012-04-11 08:11:30 PM
Man, I just GIS'd 'baby sloth' and now I have diabetes.

That being said:

animaltales.info
 
2012-04-11 08:49:10 PM
Sloth love Chunk!!
 
2012-04-11 08:55:02 PM
Slaxl: Sloth love Chunk!!

Don't ask me how this was not in Weeners
 
2012-04-11 09:09:41 PM
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-11 09:18:23 PM

flamingboar: Sloth thread!


filmjournal.net
 
2012-04-11 10:03:26 PM
come

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me

bro
 
2012-04-11 11:01:13 PM
How to rescue a sloth (new window).
 
2012-04-11 11:06:46 PM
April look s like a sloth, or a turtle.
 
2012-04-12 12:03:53 AM
From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.
 
2012-04-12 12:21:41 AM

Artlu_km: From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.


The areas of the body burnt, the intensity of the electrocution, the path that the current takes through the body, and the amount of necrosis as a result dictate the severity of an electrical burn. I would assume the amount of permanent injury would decide if they can be released.
 
2012-04-12 12:42:22 AM
redditmeme.com
 
2012-04-12 02:01:29 AM

Artlu_km: From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.


I've got a bit of experience on this matter.

My father died in 1969 from an accident that involved regular household 110v. The current passed across his chest and sent him into ventricular fibrillation.

Recently, a musician friend of mine, moonlighting as a landscaper, was using a string trimmer on some industrial property. He stepped on a metal access panel to an in ground electrical vault that had become energized with better than 26kV. Current ran up one leg, through his lower back, and down the other leg. He lived.
Lost both legs, and needed extensive skin grafts on his back.

Both of these people were electrocuted.

/The more you know
//Electrician
 
2012-04-12 03:00:06 AM
The most incredible discovery the sanctuary has recorded is their defensive capabilities. While they look like they would be easy prey for various predators, they've been known to break other mammals nose and kick their face in a punch fight.

Hardcore little guys. They've got 3 toes, perfect for pounding 3000 bud lights.
 
2012-04-12 08:30:41 AM

Mr. Potatoass: Artlu_km: From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.

I've got a bit of experience on this matter.

My father died in 1969 from an accident that involved regular household 110v. The current passed across his chest and sent him into ventricular fibrillation.

Recently, a musician friend of mine, moonlighting as a landscaper, was using a string trimmer on some industrial property. He stepped on a metal access panel to an in ground electrical vault that had become energized with better than 26kV. Current ran up one leg, through his lower back, and down the other leg. He lived.
Lost both legs, and needed extensive skin grafts on his back.

Both of these people were electrocuted.

/The more you know
//Electrician


Sorry to hear about your father, that sucks. I just don't feel like household voltage should be something to worry that much about but your story reminds me that it is.

I will agree, your father was electrocuted, your musician friend however, was not. Just as there are no varying degrees of execution there are no varying degrees of electrocution. Both end up with the recipient being dead. Musician not dead, musician not electrocuted.
 
2012-04-12 08:56:23 AM

Beerguy: [images.buddytv.com image 500x333]


/done in one!
//beat me to it
 
2012-04-12 10:18:49 AM
OH GOD! The Cute! IT BURNS!

IT BURNS!!!!!
 
2012-04-12 11:03:18 AM

Artlu_km: From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.


I can tell you've never been electrocuted. (Static shocks don't count.) I have been. I can't speak of death, but there are varying degrees of electrocution, and they're not all fatal, or even extremely brutal. I used to wire greenhouses as a kid, and took a few serious shocks along the way. And a couple more later in life, also not that serious. I don't mean to make light of it -- any shock from a sufficiently energized source could definitely do you real harm -- but real life is not like TV or the movies.
 
2012-04-12 11:28:38 AM

Artlu_km: Mr. Potatoass: Artlu_km: From the video... "Some can't be released back into the wild due to severe electrocution"

As opposed to what other type of electrocution? I wasn't aware that there are varying degrees of death.

I've got a bit of experience on this matter.

My father died in 1969 from an accident that involved regular household 110v. The current passed across his chest and sent him into ventricular fibrillation.

Recently, a musician friend of mine, moonlighting as a landscaper, was using a string trimmer on some industrial property. He stepped on a metal access panel to an in ground electrical vault that had become energized with better than 26kV. Current ran up one leg, through his lower back, and down the other leg. He lived.
Lost both legs, and needed extensive skin grafts on his back.

Both of these people were electrocuted.

/The more you know
//Electrician

Sorry to hear about your father, that sucks. I just don't feel like household voltage should be something to worry that much about but your story reminds me that it is.

I will agree, your father was electrocuted, your musician friend however, was not. Just as there are no varying degrees of execution there are no varying degrees of electrocution. Both end up with the recipient being dead. Musician not dead, musician not electrocuted.


Formal usage guides do indeed urge the reservation of 'electrocution' for fatal incidents only. The word is a constructed portmanteau of 'electro' and 'execution,' and had the original exclusive meaning of *intentional* death by electricity (never accidental). Since then, its meaning is now generally accepted to include accidental deaths also. Though if you want to be truly pedantic, you could try to run down a representative bright-line date of that accepted extended use -- you know, just in case Mr. Potatoass's father was killed too early in history to have died by electrocution, so you can make sure he knows and doesn't offend by misuse.

In any case, it's at least accepted informally now to refer to any notable and memorable electric shock. So this really isn't necessary, okay?
 
2012-04-13 03:03:33 AM
How much longer until sloths become normal household pets? We seem to be moving in that direction.
 
2012-04-13 11:34:27 AM

Foxxinnia: How much longer until sloths become normal household pets? We seem to be moving in that direction.


Slowly
 
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