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(International Business Times)   "Alien slime found at nature reserve after meteor strike"   (ibtimes.co.uk) divider line 102
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2013-02-19 11:05:30 AM
The good news:  Two flyers are now in the mile high club.
The bad news:  One of them was supposed to piloting the comet at the time.
 
2013-02-19 11:06:05 AM
Frog egg cluster jelly.
 
2013-02-19 11:09:18 AM
Came in for original The Blob references. Thanks old Farkers!

/old
 
2013-02-19 11:10:15 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-19 11:10:16 AM

AndyChrist_AUS: Fark had turned into "who can make the snarkiest comment, that offers no improvement to the problems we face as a species experiencing its own extinction, and the ultimate death of the entire biosphere", unfortunate.


Because when NASA needs answers, and they need them now, they turn to Fark, as everyone knows this is the gathering place of the greatest minds of this century, who are clearly just posting during their 15 minute break as a rocket surgeon.
 
2013-02-19 11:10:52 AM

durbnpoisn: They found slime in a nature preserve "1000's of miles from Russia".  Yet, somehow they are making a connection that these 2 events are related?

Did I miss something?


http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Mystery-Somerset-meteor-closer-solve d/ story-18182324-detail/story.html#axzz2LFA56Mew

I think this explains a lot...

another meteor spotted...
 
2013-02-19 11:15:01 AM
Astral glide
 
2013-02-19 11:18:12 AM

MythDragon: AndyChrist_AUS: Fark had turned into "who can make the snarkiest comment, that offers no improvement to the problems we face as a species experiencing its own extinction, and the ultimate death of the entire biosphere", unfortunate.

Because when NASA needs answers, and they need them now, they turn to Fark, as everyone knows this is the gathering place of the greatest minds of this century, who are clearly just posting during their 15 minute break as a rocket surgeon.


True, but it gives me a sad. So noble in reason, so infinite in faculty...yet takes an immense dump on itself, what a waste would you not surmise?
 
2013-02-19 11:20:36 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-19 11:28:14 AM
Will there be turtles jumping over the buildings in New York anytime soon?

/cowabunga dude
 
2013-02-19 11:30:55 AM
Maybe the meteor was looking at pr0n before it hit?
 
2013-02-19 11:41:39 AM

SpdrJay: Maybe the meteor was looking at pr0n before it hit?


Nahhh. Jenna Haze was making another video. Words has it they chaned the name from Naughty Siberian Anal Sluts to Alien Booty Slam.
 
2013-02-19 11:41:53 AM

AndyChrist_AUS: MythDragon: AndyChrist_AUS: Fark had turned into "who can make the snarkiest comment, that offers no improvement to the problems we face as a species experiencing its own extinction, and the ultimate death of the entire biosphere", unfortunate.

Because when NASA needs answers, and they need them now, they turn to Fark, as everyone knows this is the gathering place of the greatest minds of this century, who are clearly just posting during their 15 minute break as a rocket surgeon.

True, but it gives me a sad. So noble in reason, so infinite in faculty...yet takes an immense dump on itself, what a waste would you not surmise?


What about the news calling it "alien slime," implying that it's related to the meteorite in some way while experts are still investigating the matter?  Let's add in stories from the 14th century that are local legend--see how derpy these people are in believing such foolish things?  How is that not a waste of brain cells?
 
2013-02-19 11:56:45 AM
i26.tinypic.com
It's coming.
 
2013-02-19 12:09:33 PM
Let me guess: people who never leave the city are now tromping around the woods and noticing stuff for the first time.
 
kgf
2013-02-19 12:19:04 PM
FTA: "Our reserve team will be looking out for the slime over the next few days but if anyone can offer any explanations we'd be glad to hear."

Someone can offer explanations. They're called scientists.  They're not that hard to find.
 
2013-02-19 12:40:59 PM

kgf: FTA: "Our reserve team will be looking out for the slime over the next few days but if anyone can offer any explanations we'd be glad to hear."

Someone can offer explanations. They're called scientists.  They're not that hard to find.


Alert the boffins!
 
2013-02-19 12:51:09 PM

Free Radical: [classic-horror.com image 480x267]

"Meteor shiat!"


That's the one I wanted to see here.
 
2013-02-19 12:51:38 PM

The Irresponsible Captain: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 420x315]

Krycek!


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-02-19 12:54:16 PM
"I don't know what that is."
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-19 01:04:57 PM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Gopher #1: Why does a moon rock taste better than an Earth rock?
Gopher #2: Because it's a little meteor!
 
2013-02-19 01:06:50 PM
The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!
 
2013-02-19 01:08:11 PM
the full volume microsoft surface ad on that link I couldn't stop can DIAF.
 
2013-02-19 01:08:22 PM

WTFDYW: After all this time hasn't ANY FARKING BODY thought to like, send it to a LABORATORY for testing? FFS it's only been around since the 14th Century.


The stuff usually dissolves and vaporizes on contact with humans, from what i know on the subject, and disappear before anyone can get the balls to try and take a sample.
 
2013-02-19 01:23:15 PM

WarszawaScream: But was the meteor purple?And do any area doctors suddenly feel the need to build a nuclear reactor in the basement?

/obscure?


No.
 
2013-02-19 01:26:26 PM

weapon13: WTFDYW: After all this time hasn't ANY FARKING BODY thought to like, send it to a LABORATORY for testing? FFS it's only been around since the 14th Century.

This is the UK. You're not allowed to touch it... Health and safety and all that...


DON'T TOUCH IT! IT'S EVIL!!
 
2013-02-19 01:27:13 PM
There are a number of organisms that produce jelly-like masses found on trees or the ground.

1. Nostoc. This is a cyanobacterium that is common but seldom seen except after a rain when it soaks up a lot of water and forms a jelly-like mass.
2. The inedible parts of frogs (notably the ovaries and the jelly of eggs). Birds eat female frogs and cough up the not very delicious or nutritious bits. This includes the ovaries which explode into a jelly like mass. Often found near ponds.
3. Various kinds of algae or fungi produce slime or jelly like masses, especially after a rain.
4. The jelly from amphibian eggs, minus the eggs and offspring, which have hatched and moved on.
5. Slime mold. This is an agglutination of individual slime mold cells that come together and lose their cell walls. The mass can pulsate and move slowly like something out of a horror SF movie. Problem is, slime mold is seldom clear and transparent. It is often a bright saffron yellow and moves purposely.
6. Gookum. This looks and tastes like cherry Jello(TM) in its dormant state, but when it is active, it eats anything active. (See MAD Magazine, article "Gookum!" in a reproduction of the very early comic book format issues of MAD from the early 1950s).

My bet would be on some kind of fungi. The kind that lives under ground and is very seldom seen above ground. But there are several different critters which produce "jelly" and depending on where it is found and what time of year, it might be one of several distantly related organisms.

I am very confident it has nothing to do with meteors (especially on the other side of the world) and even less to do with aliens.

The idea that it has something to do with stars or meteors is probably due to the fact that it is mysterious and found on the ground. Everything found on the ground must have fallen from the sky if you don't know what it is. Scientists refused to believe in meteorites for a very long time because of all the people who claimed to have seen rocks fall from the sky, only to produce a perfectly ordinary bit of sedimentary rock as proof.

Mind you, for quite some time scientists believed that only iron-nickel meteorites were real until somebody (probably a scientist) produced one which was definitely rocky rather than metallic (a chondrite, as they are called). And then they refused to believe in sedimentary rocks falling from the sky. We now know that many meteorites are bits of the Moon, Mars, etc. Mars has sedimentary rock, so finding a meteorite made of rock that has been processed by water is not impossible, just very, very rare. Mars rocks are worth a lot of money because we have so few of them. Chondrites can form by the aggregation of dust in space or they can be bits of planets, moons, asteroids, etc.

The blue-green lumps of gelatinous material which sometimes fall from the sky are blamed on airplanes (presumably algae or cyano-bacteria can run amuck in the ice that collects on airplanes) but there is often no evidence of an airplane flying over the location where it is found. My guess is that some of them do fall from airplanes, but others form in the upper atmosphere where updrafts can bounce largish bits of ice for days if not weeks and months. Some may form on the ground perhaps (see nostoc, above)

Remember: mysterious things found on the ground don't necessarily fall from the sky. And if they do, they don't necessarily come from meteors, space ships or airplanes. There's a lot of stuff up there in what scientists call the aeolian zone. Charles Hoy Fort came up with some wild and crazy examples, but what was part satire and part mystery in his day is now definitely within the territory of conventional science.
 
2013-02-19 01:28:06 PM

ferretman:


Powder?
 
2013-02-19 01:31:44 PM
Correction: Gookum eats anything organic. The second "active" in my previous post is a typo. How do I do this? My theory is a form of dyslexia which causes me to type the wrong word sometimes, often without even noticing at the time. Either that or word-processing software is possessed. Especially software with spell- checking. I've noticed this for years, but I have given up on blaming the technology, although that is treacherous as well.
 
2013-02-19 01:34:30 PM

AndyChrist_AUS: Fark had turned into "who can make the snarkiest comment, that offers no improvement to the problems we face as a species experiencing its own extinction, and the ultimate death of the entire biosphere", unfortunate.

Cue the usual suspects:- welcometofarkdotcom

What pisses me off is...we collectively did this to ourselves when the jewel of immortality was within our technological grasp.

So we deserve our fate. Bill Hicks was right, Hitler was an under achiever.


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2013-02-19 01:35:15 PM
It was a message from the Gods.

www.foodiggity.com
BRING BACK ECTO COOLER!!!!
 
2013-02-19 01:38:06 PM
nicksherman.com

/ too subtle?
 
2013-02-19 02:08:24 PM

brantgoose: Correction: Gookum eats anything organic. The second "active" in my previous post is a typo. How do I do this? My theory is a form of dyslexia which causes me to type the wrong word sometimes, often without even noticing at the time. Either that or word-processing software is possessed. Especially software with spell- checking. I've noticed this for years, but I have given up on blaming the technology, although that is treacherous as well.


It's FARK. Sometimes I swear the new comment system randomly grabs a word from earlier in my post and drops it near the swear.
 
2013-02-19 02:17:37 PM
SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE!
/only older Houstonians will get that
 
2013-02-19 02:19:57 PM

durbnpoisn: They found slime in a nature preserve "1000's of miles from Russia".  Yet, somehow they are making a connection that these 2 events are related?

Did I miss something?


The fact that it's almost certainly a form of jelly fish?  I see 'slimes' like that almost all year round (I live near the beach), and they are jellyfish eggs/larvae/babies/whatthehelleverI'mnottouchingit.
 
2013-02-19 02:30:23 PM

Dimensio: WarszawaScream: But was the meteor purple?And do any area doctors suddenly feel the need to build a nuclear reactor in the basement?

/obscure?

No.


Not loading on my PC but loads on phone, no wonder I missed it.  Phew.
 
2013-02-19 03:02:04 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

It wasn't seen on the Tiber River, but it still makes me think of it.
 
2013-02-19 03:03:00 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-19 03:16:51 PM
This is a common occurrence with meteor strikes.
 
2013-02-19 03:27:29 PM
Send in the scientists!

wodumedia.com

And the professors, and the firemen, and the
 
2013-02-19 03:41:50 PM

Dimensio: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x197]


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-19 03:48:54 PM

TheHighlandHowler: [ohmars.files.wordpress.com image 249x175]


METEOR shiat!
 
2013-02-19 03:54:02 PM
It is a not uncommon mushroom.
 
2013-02-19 03:57:34 PM
FTFA: Translucent goo which resembles "something living" was discovered pretty Ham Wall reserve by nature lovers.

Wut?
 
2013-02-19 04:59:59 PM

s2s2s2: Fark you autoplaying commercial with no mute button followed by a news clip that, when paused, keeps the audio going until I shut the window!



And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I use both FlashControl and AdBlock.


/ and Farky the squirrel can go eat his nuts.
 
2013-02-19 05:31:43 PM

maxx2112: s2s2s2: Fark you autoplaying commercial with no mute button followed by a news clip that, when paused, keeps the audio going until I shut the window!


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I use both FlashControl and AdBlock.


/ and Farky the squirrel can go eat his nuts.


This. Plus I refuse to pay money to pretend to be elite on a site that makes its money entirely off of user submitted content and discussion, and news stories hosted on separate bandwidth. The site is basically a parasite on the Internet, sucking cash off the backs of actual content creators.

But it's necessary, and fark reddit, can't stand that gen y shiat.
 
2013-02-19 07:23:14 PM
Slime frome outer space?

What can it be, what is the reason?
 
2013-02-19 08:42:05 PM
 
2013-02-19 09:57:12 PM
And just because I haven't heard this since the 80s . .

Slime Creatures from Outer Space

24.media.tumblr.com

/ Weird Al tried to warn us!
 
2013-02-19 10:26:44 PM
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