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(Yahoo)   K-9 gets competition: wasps trained to detect drugs, bombs, chemical and biological weapons.   ( divider line
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1860 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Nov 2001 at 2:53 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-18 03:12:39 PM  
How dare they use WASPS? Can't they use Jews, or Muslims, or something? That has got to be SO minimum wage.
2001-11-18 03:16:49 PM  
This will never work out. The EEOC will come in and make them hire the Brown Hornet.
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2001-11-18 03:30:57 PM  
Wasps don't have personalities?
2001-11-18 03:36:46 PM  
Somehow I am thinking I'd rather work with a drug-sniffing dog rather than a swarm of bloodthirsty wasps.

-he who stacks pork
2001-11-18 04:06:05 PM  
Here are a couple of the new wasp searchers, being trained by the K-9 unit they will replace.
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2001-11-18 05:08:09 PM  
If a wasp can't get the same job opportunities as a dog, then the terrorists have already won.
2001-11-18 05:40:06 PM  
if wasps can do the same thing as dogs then we live in a crazy world!!!
2001-11-18 06:16:22 PM  
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2001-11-18 07:09:52 PM  
I, for one, think that this is really cool. They won't replace the dogs, as the article keeps saying, but they could be used in combination with dogs. I can picture the wasps being used to scan large areas and the dogs being used to locate the actual location of the drugs.
2001-11-18 07:29:16 PM  
Can they help find my car keys? I've been looking all day.
2001-11-18 07:33:08 PM  
Monty Burns is doing the real world testing on his estate.
2001-11-18 08:00:21 PM  
This is a great idea! I'm curious what the cost will be, since training per colony shouldn't be that expensive. Then again, they'll have pretty high "turnover" too.
2001-11-18 08:04:51 PM  
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2001-11-18 08:09:30 PM  
Yahoo! Go, Blackie!
2001-11-18 09:22:57 PM  
You mean they hired Hank Pym's(aka Giant Man)wife?
2001-11-18 09:26:39 PM  
Pardon me, but just how much training does it really take to get a dog to detect a chemical or biological weapon, anyway? I mean, you show a dog a package, the dog sniffs it, the dog falls over dead, you quarantine the airport. Seems pretty straightforward to me.
2001-11-18 09:49:12 PM  
If a criminal or terrorist is allergic to wasp stings, then he'll think not only twice, but thrice, before trying to blow up any airplanes! (Haw haw)
2001-11-18 11:12:51 PM  
Man... I submitted this like two days (from ago and my articles posted is still on 0 :(

Willy Pete: perhaps they hope that they can smell it before it is released (very very small quantities in the air) and avoid it being released or being transported to it's destination.
2001-11-18 11:59:52 PM  
They'll never replace dogs.

Hippies can't even feel a wasp bite when they're tear gassed, but I garan-farking-tee that anyone can feel a 100 lb german shepard hanging off their arm trying to turn your ass into lunch, even if you can't see or breath very well.
2001-11-19 06:32:53 AM  
Ok, it's a bit late, and off topic, but i just saw somebody ude the word thrice! Lovely!

Thank you Y.Dload!
2001-11-19 06:33:29 AM  
use even, though uding it rocks too!
2001-11-19 01:06:27 PM  
i hate bee's and other stinging insects. at least if u kill a group of wasps that cops throw at you , you could say yer allergic. if u attack a k-9 with a few officers i dont think u can get away with it
2001-11-19 01:20:33 PM  
i think i'll call you Stingey
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