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(Some Fun Guy)   Old & Busted: bird flu. The New Hotness: tornado fungus   (earthweek.com) divider line 23
    More: Scary, fungus, tornadoes, avian influenza, tornado outbreaks, Translational Genomics Research Institute  
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2012-12-22 09:41:11 PM  
I for one welcome our new aerially transmitted overlords.
 
2012-12-23 12:07:40 AM  

fusillade762: I for one welcome our new aerially transmitted overlords.


And with climate change - we'll certainly have many opportunities to learn more about all of the unusual things waiting to kill us.
 
2012-12-23 12:38:40 AM  

Bontesla: fusillade762: I for one welcome our new aerially transmitted overlords.

And with climate change - we'll certainly have many opportunities to learn more about all of the unusual things waiting to kill us.


"Every living thing that crawls, flies or squats in the mud wants to kill you and eat your eyes for Jujubes."
 
2012-12-23 02:57:18 AM  
Necrotizing fasciitis wi-HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!
 
2012-12-23 03:14:58 AM  
However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?
 
2012-12-23 04:39:01 AM  

Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?


Lack of birth control, therefore beating the odds by having a dozen kids?
 
2012-12-23 05:03:51 AM  
A tornado fungus?

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2012-12-23 05:10:32 AM  
After certain kinds of fungus I can unleash a tornado.
 
2012-12-23 05:12:12 AM  

Excelsior: Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?

Lack of birth control, therefore beating the odds by having a dozen kids?


So this is how Liberals will destroy humanity?
 
2012-12-23 09:52:33 AM  
FTA They found some were infected by the fungus Apophysomyces, which is common in the soil, wood or water.

So what you are saying is: There is a fungus [puts on sunglasses] among us.
 
2012-12-23 10:02:29 AM  

Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?


How does Snooki become famous? Some things aren't meant to be explained.
 
2012-12-23 10:37:53 AM  
We have the same crap with high winds kicking up a different type of fungus out here in AZ. Tons of people end up getting coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever).
 
2012-12-23 11:54:57 AM  
Do NOT GIS debridement!
 
2012-12-23 11:57:40 AM  

Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?


They didn't. Every human from 10,000 years ago died. And they only lived until about 30 or so. It was a much shorter, nastier life back then when relatively minor ailments, like a toothache, were fatal and far fewer people survived into adulthood.

We usually tend to think of life long ago as some idyllic lifestyle, "in touch with nature"... but the fact is back then nature was able to kill you a whole lot easier then it does now, and life was pretty miserable by comparison.
 
2012-12-23 01:05:42 PM  

mongbiohazard: Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?

They didn't. Every human from 10,000 years ago died. And they only lived until about 30 or so. It was a much shorter, nastier life back then when relatively minor ailments, like a toothache, were fatal and far fewer people survived into adulthood.

We usually tend to think of life long ago as some idyllic lifestyle, "in touch with nature"... but the fact is back then nature was able to kill you a whole lot easier then it does now, and life was pretty miserable by comparison.


Oh. Except you may be wrong. I can't specifically bring up references from 10,000 years ago because of recorded history being a problem. (It wasn't recorded). The oldest human remains with modern genome are about 7,000 years old, though. The human iceman, which was 5,300 years old was estimated be to be around 45 years old. Slightly above 30. (Unless he did meth, that could throw the age estimation off.)

What I'm trying to say is, while Jesus rode the dinosaur and meteor rained down from the sky,
Marty McFly saved us from caveman Biff. You're using facts that taint the time stream so maybe you should check it again after you hop out of your time machine. (since history is constantly in flux when you change things.) Also, hippies, organic food and gun control is just a theory. Tin foil hats, made up facts. You know.
 
2012-12-23 01:20:02 PM  

mongbiohazard: Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?

They didn't. Every human from 10,000 years ago died. And they only lived until about 30 or so. It was a much shorter, nastier life back then when relatively minor ailments, like a toothache, were fatal and far fewer people survived into adulthood.

We usually tend to think of life long ago as some idyllic lifestyle, "in touch with nature"... but the fact is back then nature was able to kill you a whole lot easier then it does now, and life was pretty miserable by comparison.


The average lifespan of 30 was because of so many babies dying or children dying, generally. It lowered the average age.
 
2012-12-23 01:21:19 PM  

Kazujin: Oh. Except you may be wrong. I can't specifically bring up references from 10,000 years ago because of recorded history being a problem. (It wasn't recorded). The oldest human remains with modern genome are about 7,000 years old, though. The human iceman, which was 5,300 years old was estimated be to be around 45 years old. Slightly above 30. (Unless he did meth, that could throw the age estimation off.)



That's actually not correct. Here's a recent find which is estimated to be from almost 10 times further back then you suggested.

Life expectancy as recently as in ancient Rome actually was around 35. Some did live longer, that was the average, but many many many did not. Life in the civilization of Rome was easier and had access to better health care and nutrition then nomadic packs wandering the pre-historic world, so you can expect life that far back to have been even nastier and shorter.
 
2012-12-23 01:22:54 PM  

MadSkillz: The average lifespan of 30 was because of so many babies dying or children dying, generally. It lowered the average age.



Yes, like I said, life was utterly brutal back then and many never even made it in to adulthood in the first place.
 
2012-12-23 02:16:01 PM  
"Tornado Fungus" is my stripper name...

who do i sue?
 
2012-12-23 02:24:38 PM  

Old enough to know better: However did humans manage to survive the last 100,000 or so years?


Most of them are dead.
 
2012-12-23 03:30:13 PM  

Xetal: We have the same crap with high winds kicking up a different type of fungus out here in AZ. Tons of people end up getting coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever).



The rivers are full of crocodile nasties
And He who made kittens put snakes in the grass....

/fungal in the jungle
 
2012-12-23 05:22:26 PM  
No reference to "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" yet, or did I miss it?
 
2012-12-24 12:56:48 AM  
Coming this Summer from ScyFy...
 
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