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2012-04-25 06:03:07 AM  
Like an old man trying to return soup at a deli.
 
2012-04-25 06:09:21 AM  
Was it a Titleist?
 
2012-04-25 07:34:47 AM  
For that moment, I WAS an Marine Biologist!

/simply no other headline possible for this.
 
2012-04-25 07:54:25 AM  
No wonder it died. The stuff inside golf balls is poisonous and explosive.
 
2012-04-25 09:11:22 AM  
So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.
 
2012-04-25 09:19:19 AM  
Perfect
 
2012-04-25 09:19:49 AM  
The reporter who wrote that headline sounds like a Fark submitter.
 
2012-04-25 09:21:42 AM  

Slaxl: Was it a Titleist?


danielfwells.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-04-25 09:22:31 AM  
I'm 1st!

Link
 
2012-04-25 09:22:36 AM  
GJ subby.
 
2012-04-25 09:22:58 AM  
Nothin a little dynamite won't clear up.
 
2012-04-25 09:23:01 AM  

TNel: So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.


It says in the text you pasted that they don't know what killed the whale. Do you need coffee or are you mentally retarded?
 
2012-04-25 09:24:47 AM  
When will life stop imitating art?!

/oh the huge manatee!
 
2012-04-25 09:25:45 AM  
"I said 'EASY, big fella...'"
 
2012-04-25 09:26:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: TNel: So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.

It says in the text you pasted that they don't know what killed the whale. Do you need coffee or are you mentally retarded?


the two are not mutually exclusive.
 
2012-04-25 09:27:05 AM  

TNel: So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.


"Despite the size of its mouth, the dimensions of its throat are such that a blue whale cannot swallow an object wider than a beach ball." - Blue Planet

They eat massive amounts of small marine animals, shrimp, krill, etc. what amounts to a near liquid diet. Their throats are not large at all. Some smaller whales could choke on a softball.

Since this made it into the whales stomach I doubt it killed him, but it is pretty damn sad the amount of trash that is showing up in stomach contents of marine animals. Some of which does kills them.

Oceanic Garbage Patches - NOAA

Not to mention the chemical pollutants we pour into the seas.
 
2012-04-25 09:27:08 AM  
 
2012-04-25 09:27:59 AM  

Jake Havechek: Do you need coffee or are you mentally retarded?


That, my friend, is what they call a false dichotomy. A great number of retards also drink coffee. Let's try to be a little sensitive here.
 
2012-04-25 09:28:16 AM  
He noted there was less debris in the whale's stomach than in a whale that was found dead off west Seattle in April 2010. Its stomach contents included plastic bags and a pair of sweat pants.

You're supposed to get in the girl's pants, not get the girl's pants in you. Gah. Stupid whale.
 
2012-04-25 09:30:46 AM  

Jake Havechek:

It says in the text you pasted that they don't know what killed the whale. Do you need coffee or are you mentally retarded?


Wow you are bad at reading comprehension. Do you need coffee or are you mentally retarded?

Let me explain it for you. The article title implys that the golf ball killed the whale or was part of what killed the whale (why list it if it wasn't) then in the first paragraph they say they don't know what killed. They should have ommitted the golf ball part unless they would have made the Seinfield reference in the article like the subby did.
 
2012-04-25 09:33:02 AM  
Just noticed "American Apparel" banner ad on side of Fark home page. Nothing like promoting soft porn, (I do like it) but many of the models seem to be rather young. Disturbing. I have never understood why a website cannot control the advertising on it's site. Can someone explain how it happens?
 
2012-04-25 09:33:21 AM  

TNel: So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.


Fun fact of the day: A whale's esophagus and larynx are separated, making choking nearly impossible.

Because somebody will want a citation.
 
2012-04-25 09:34:22 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: No wonder it died. The stuff inside golf balls is poisonous and explosive.



When I was 6 or so someone told me that the center of a golf ball is made of honey, and if you drilled a hole into it, the honey would rush out in a pressurized steam. My friends and I found a golf ball in the woods and decided we were going to see this honey steam for ourselves. We spent all day trying to figure out how to puncture the ball, but never did. We got busted by my Dad trying to steal a drill from the garage. My Dad got mad we were doing that, but never debunked the honey theory either.

/csb
 
2012-04-25 09:34:45 AM  
www.badhaven.com

THEY KILLED WASH!
*reads article* oh, carry on then.
/dynamite would help clean that up.
 
2012-04-25 09:38:47 AM  
27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-25 09:39:41 AM  
I hereby commit my body to the deep,
to be turned into corruption,
looking for the resurrection of the body,
when the Sea shall give up Her dead,
and the life of the world to come,
through our Lord.
Amen.
 
2012-04-25 09:43:21 AM  

CallMeGomer: Just noticed "American Apparel" banner ad on side of Fark home page. Nothing like promoting soft porn, (I do like it) but many of the models seem to be rather young. Disturbing. I have never understood why a website cannot control the advertising on it's site. Can someone explain how it happens?


Sure. The advertising company tries to detect your preferences, such as from your having visited Domino's site (you'll start seeing Domino's ads) or sites which are similar to those of an advertiser. How often do you visit those soft porn sites?
 
2012-04-25 09:43:44 AM  
A hole in one.

nuttin biatch
 
2012-04-25 09:45:03 AM  
"Just then I could see into the eye of the great fish"

"Mammal"

"Whatever, I tell ya he was 10 stories high if he was a foot!"


/sad that I could recite this entire scene
 
2012-04-25 09:46:03 AM  
This just in twenty Japanese men carrying knives seen headed to Washington. But in seriousness was a American Indain nation allowed to hunt them in Washington.
 
2012-04-25 09:46:14 AM  
CallMeGomer: Just noticed "American Apparel" banner ad on side of Fark home page. Nothing like promoting soft porn, (I do like it) but many of the models seem to be rather young. Disturbing. I have never understood why a website cannot control the advertising on it's site. Can someone explain how it happens?

It rather bothered me too, especially with the reputation of the president of American Apparel. I cleared browsing history and cookies and it's still there.
 
2012-04-25 09:47:21 AM  

taurusowner: Nothin a little dynamite won't clear up.


Or harvest what you can to feed the homeless.
 
2012-04-25 09:48:46 AM  
"Why couldn't you make me an architect? You know I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect."
 
2012-04-25 09:51:44 AM  

CallMeGomer: Just noticed "American Apparel" banner ad on side of Fark home page. Nothing like promoting soft porn, (I do like it) but many of the models seem to be rather young. Disturbing. I have never understood why a website cannot control the advertising on it's site. Can someone explain how it happens?


Fark has banner ads on its home page? Haven't seen one in years myself ...
 
2012-04-25 09:52:18 AM  
From Hell's 18th Tee I swing at thee, for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee!
 
2012-04-25 09:55:09 AM  
Marine Biologist? Why couldn't you tell her I was an architect. You know I always wanted to pretend I was an architect.
 
2012-04-25 09:56:03 AM  

TNel: Let me explain it for you. The article title implys that the golf ball killed the whale or was part of what killed the whale (why list it if it wasn't) then in the first paragraph they say they don't know what killed. They should have ommitted the golf ball part unless they would have made the Seinfield reference in the article like the subby did.


I took her to the hospital and the doctors tried to save her life. They did the best that they could - and she is going to be ok.
 
2012-04-25 09:58:10 AM  

GoNDSioux: TNel: So this is what they call journalism now adays:

"Whale found dead in Wash. had swallowed golf ball" ....... "A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball, in its stomach, but scientists don't know what killed the animal."

If you honestly believe a golf ball that was swallowed by a whale killed it, just image how small a golf ball is and how big a whale is. They will not choke on it and they probably would have no problems passing it through their system either.

Fun fact of the day: A whale's esophagus and larynx are separated, making choking nearly impossible.

Because somebody will want a citation.


Ah, well that makes sense considering they break out of the tops of their head. I did not even think of that. Thanks.

However, the golf ball could have blocked up a another valve along the digestive tract. Of it simply could have caused irritation that contributed to an infection. I doubt any chemicals that leached from the plastic of a single golf ball would be enough to kill something the size of a 75 whale. (But I am willing to be corrected on that.)
 
2012-04-25 09:59:55 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: This just in twenty Japanese men carrying knives seen headed to Washington. But in seriousness was a American Indain nation allowed to hunt them in Washington.


I know the Makahs were fighting for it.
 
2012-04-25 10:00:58 AM  

CallMeGomer: Just noticed "American Apparel" banner ad on side of Fark home page. Nothing like promoting soft porn, (I do like it) but many of the models seem to be rather young. Disturbing. I have never understood why a website cannot control the advertising on it's site. Can someone explain how it happens?


I am confused about why you are reading Fark if a girl in a swimsuit is going to offend. The spots that add shows up in has links to naked people until a few years ago.
 
2012-04-25 10:01:00 AM  
Tremendous headline. Should end up in the HOTY contest for Context Headlines.
 
2012-04-25 10:02:12 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: No wonder it died. The stuff inside golf balls is poisonous and explosive.


Another thing kids don't get to do anymore is unwind a golf ball, given that all are solid now. You'd unwind yards of rubber windings to get to a liquid-filled core. We'd always say that it was filled with acid. Not sure why we thought that, but when you are 8 years old, a lot of stupid things make sense.
 
2012-04-25 10:02:55 AM  

BurnShrike: He noted there was less debris in the whale's stomach than in a whale that was found dead off west Seattle in April 2010. Its stomach contents included plastic bags and a pair of sweat pants.

You're supposed to get in the girl's pants, not get the girl's pants in you. Gah. Stupid whale.


Maybe the whale was Russian.
 
2012-04-25 10:03:39 AM  
If they don't know what killed it, that means the golf ball is still not ruled out as a cause.
 
2012-04-25 10:03:59 AM  
Does the whale get a mulligan?
 
2012-04-25 10:06:25 AM  
These people searching for some higher meaning to the whale's death kill me...

What if he just, I don't know, died? That happens from time to time.
 
2012-04-25 10:07:08 AM  
Great headline.
 
2012-04-25 10:07:14 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: No wonder it died. The stuff inside golf balls is poisonous and explosive.



upload.wikimedia.org
accept no substitutes
 
2012-04-25 10:12:18 AM  
 
2012-04-25 10:14:16 AM  
"And the sea gave up the dead who were in it; and death and hades delivered up the dead who were in them:"

"When there's no more room in hell, then the dead will walk walk the earth, and the living won't have a prayer, 'cause it's the Dawn of the dead".


At least we don't have to worry about Lake Superior.
 
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