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(io9)   Mystery of why Malvinas Islands fox died out solved   (io9.com) divider line 50
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2013-03-07 08:21:44 AM
It was sexually attracted to fire?
 
2013-03-07 08:27:21 AM
It died because there are no such islands?
 
2013-03-07 08:27:46 AM

Flint Ironstag: It died because there are no such islands?


This.
 
2013-03-07 08:29:17 AM
That's Falklands Islands, you Argentinian spy.
 
2013-03-07 08:30:03 AM

Rincewind53: That's Falklands Islands, you Argentinian spy.


Don't warrah about it.
 
2013-03-07 08:51:33 AM

Flint Ironstag: It died because there are no such islands?


Rincewind53: That's Falklands Islands, you Argentinian spy.


Yeah, I think the Brits hammered that point home about 30 years ago.
 
2013-03-07 09:21:19 AM
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Release the hounds SAS!
 
2013-03-07 09:32:47 AM
Imperialism: it's so easy and fun, even third-rate has-been countries can still do it!
 
2013-03-07 09:32:52 AM
Dog gone it!
 
2013-03-07 09:38:05 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Imperialism: it's so easy and fun, even third-rate has-been countries can still do it!


I wouldn't call Argentina 'third rate'.

The people of the Falklands are having a referendum on what they want. That's called "Democracy".
 
2013-03-07 09:38:48 AM
If there were no other small mammals though, what did it eat? I imagine it would be hard for a fox to catch flight-capable birds (which I presume are the only ones that made it to the Falklands).
 
2013-03-07 09:39:24 AM
When 17th century British explorers first met the warrah, they too had made note of its congenial disposition - which they promptly realized made it very easy to kill.

Oh, you incorrigible humans.  Is there anything you won't rape and pillage?
 
2013-03-07 09:44:03 AM

Arkanaut: If there were no other small mammals though, what did it eat? I imagine it would be hard for a fox to catch flight-capable birds (which I presume are the only ones that made it to the Falklands).


Penguins?  TFA even has a pic of the fox eating one. With two Penguins in the background. It's more fun if you imagine one of them saying "Mommy!"
 
2013-03-07 09:53:13 AM
Trollerific headline subby.  Bring your army if you want it so bad.  Oh wait, you already did.  The idea of the democratic referendum makes sense until you consider the fact that the inhabitants of that island are descendents of the British and who do you think they want to be affiliated with?

So, yeah, bring the army or gtfo.  Otherwise it's a slippery slope on what needs to be given back to whom.  I guess next in line would be Texas and NM back to Mexico?
 
2013-03-07 09:58:04 AM

dittybopper: Rincewind53: That's Falklands Islands, you Argentinian spy.

Don't warrah about it.


I think we're done here.

Yeah, we're definitely done.
 
2013-03-07 10:02:41 AM

rosemary's baby daddy: Trollerific headline subby.  Bring your army if you want it so bad.  Oh wait, you already did.  The idea of the democratic referendum makes sense until you consider the fact that the inhabitants of that island are descendents of the British and who do you think they want to be affiliated with?

So, yeah, bring the army or gtfo.  Otherwise it's a slippery slope on what needs to be given back to whom.  I guess next in line would be Texas and NM back to Mexico?


Surely Argentina should hand itself back over to the Spanish first anyway, if that is the way things should be done.
 
2013-03-07 10:13:51 AM

Flint Ironstag: The people of the Falklands are having a referendum on what they want. That's called "Democracy".


Ah, but you see, those aren't the real islanders. Those are merely British spies who were cleverly moved there 200 years ago in anticipation of this day, when they would put their dastardly plan into action and subvert the democratic intent of Las Malvinas true legitimate citizens, a guy named Jorge who works out of a small office in Buenos Aries, and his cousin Ramon. Yet another naked land grab by the rapacious British Empire.
 
2013-03-07 10:16:18 AM

xria: rosemary's baby daddy: Trollerific headline subby.  Bring your army if you want it so bad.  Oh wait, you already did.  The idea of the democratic referendum makes sense until you consider the fact that the inhabitants of that island are descendents of the British and who do you think they want to be affiliated with?

So, yeah, bring the army or gtfo.  Otherwise it's a slippery slope on what needs to be given back to whom.  I guess next in line would be Texas and NM back to Mexico?

Surely Argentina should hand itself back over to the Spanish first anyway, if that is the way things should be done.


And the USA should hand itself back to Britain. Or at least hand Texas back to Mexico.

And Spain, who demand the British surrender Gibraltar, should themselves surrender Ceuta and Melila on the coast of Morocco.
 
2013-03-07 10:17:58 AM

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Flint Ironstag: The people of the Falklands are having a referendum on what they want. That's called "Democracy".

Ah, but you see, those aren't the real islanders. Those are merely British spies who were cleverly moved there 200 years ago in anticipation of this day, when they would put their dastardly plan into action and subvert the democratic intent of Las Malvinas true legitimate citizens, a guy named Jorge who works out of a small office in Buenos Aries, and his cousin Ramon. Yet another naked land grab by the rapacious British Empire.


If Jorge and Ramon are the only true islanders then breeding might be a problem....
 
2013-03-07 10:20:15 AM
Vulpiverous penguins?

/ wanted to see if i could spell that.
 
2013-03-07 10:28:36 AM

dionysusaur: Vulpiverous penguins?

/ wanted to see if i could spell that.


Are you trying to find a word for "penguins that eat foxes"?
 
2013-03-07 10:32:42 AM
Back in 1834, when Darwin first encountered the canine on the Falkland Islands, he found it to be uncommonly tame, and friendly to a fault. While it's more closely related to foxes (genus Vulpes) than wolves (genus Canis), the Faulkland Islands "wolf" actually belongs to its own, now-extinct genus by the name of Dusicyon - a detail that has led to it being referred to more simply as the "warrah." Unlike its evolutionary cousins, the warrah was famously affable towards humans. When 17th century British explorers first met the warrah, they too had made note of its congenial disposition - which they promptly realized made it very easy to kill. By 1880, the warrah was extinct. Fun fact: the Latin "Dusicyon" literally translates to "foolish dog."

Humans pretty much suck. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2013-03-07 10:33:43 AM

rosemary's baby daddy: Trollerific headline subby.  Bring your army if you want it so bad.  Oh wait, you already did.  The idea of the democratic referendum makes sense until you consider the fact that the inhabitants of that island are descendents of the British and who do you think they want to be affiliated with?

So, yeah, bring the army or gtfo.  Otherwise it's a slippery slope on what needs to be given back to whom.  I guess next in line would be Texas and NM back to Mexico?


Tempting. So very tempting.
 
2013-03-07 10:34:30 AM

Precision Boobery: When 17th century British explorers first met the warrah, they too had made note of its congenial disposition - which they promptly realized made it very easy to kill.

Oh, you incorrigible humans.  Is there anything you won't rape and pillage?


Tasty, furry, and easy to kill is no way to go through life, Fox


/but then, you know that
 
2013-03-07 10:38:58 AM
"Malvinas Fox" sounds like the name for the cut-rate Mexican Megan Fox:

celestonews.com
 
2013-03-07 10:40:05 AM
they died out solved? like when you throw out your rubics cube?
 
2013-03-07 10:41:27 AM

DjangoStonereaver: "Malvinas Fox" sounds like the name for the cut-rate Mexican Megan Fox:

[celestonews.com image 500x673]


shame she`s gay (for straight guys) you can tell by the Marilyn tattoo...
 
2013-03-07 10:41:50 AM

Precision Boobery: When 17th century British explorers first met the warrah, they too had made note of its congenial disposition - which they promptly realized made it very easy to kill.

Oh, you incorrigible humans.  Is there anything you won't rape and pillage?


Wait, people raped the foxes?
 
2013-03-07 10:42:23 AM
The mystery was where it came from, not how it died out. Is there some law that requires Fark headlines to be wrong?
 
2013-03-07 10:44:57 AM

Fluorescent Testicle: The mystery was where it came from, not how it died out. Is there some law that requires Fark headlines to be wrong?


Yes. Well, not so much a law as a policy.
 
2013-03-07 10:53:44 AM
Mystery?  It was God.

Mystery solved.
 
2013-03-07 11:02:18 AM

Arkanaut: Wait, people raped the foxes?


Britain to S. America was a long, cold, lonely voyage back then.
 
2013-03-07 11:15:21 AM
Subby, are you crying?

/don't
 
2013-03-07 11:29:46 AM

Arkanaut: dionysusaur: Vulpiverous penguins?

/ wanted to see if i could spell that.

Are you trying to find a word for "penguins that eat foxes"?


For animals that prey on foxes.

/ you know, like Disco Lizards.
 
2013-03-07 11:29:47 AM
They keep saying they were the only mammal.  They have seals so no, it wasn't.
 
2013-03-07 11:32:59 AM

Arkanaut: dionysusaur: Vulpiverous penguins?

/ wanted to see if i could spell that.

Are you trying to find a word for "penguins that eat foxes"?


Those wild and crazy penguins.
 
2013-03-07 11:46:52 AM

Arkanaut: If there were no other small mammals though, what did it eat? I imagine it would be hard for a fox to catch flight-capable birds (which I presume are the only ones that made it to the Falklands).


penguins
 
2013-03-07 12:27:34 PM
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RIP Malvina
 
2013-03-07 12:30:11 PM

Flint Ironstag: Arkanaut: If there were no other small mammals though, what did it eat? I imagine it would be hard for a fox to catch flight-capable birds (which I presume are the only ones that made it to the Falklands).

Penguins?  TFA even has a pic of the fox eating one. With two Penguins in the background. It's more fun if you imagine one of them saying "Mommy!"


"But the face on the pillow, rosy in the firelight, is certainly that of Clarice Starling, and she sleeps deeply, sweetly, in the silence of the penguins."
 
2013-03-07 01:34:07 PM

Flint Ironstag: xria: rosemary's baby daddy: Trollerific headline subby.  Bring your army if you want it so bad.  Oh wait, you already did.  The idea of the democratic referendum makes sense until you consider the fact that the inhabitants of that island are descendents of the British and who do you think they want to be affiliated with?

So, yeah, bring the army or gtfo.  Otherwise it's a slippery slope on what needs to be given back to whom.  I guess next in line would be Texas and NM back to Mexico?

Surely Argentina should hand itself back over to the Spanish first anyway, if that is the way things should be done.

And the USA should hand itself back to Britain. Or at least hand Texas back to Mexico.

And Spain, who demand the British surrender Gibraltar, should themselves surrender Ceuta and Melila on the coast of Morocco.


Technically, they'd have to give Ceuta back to the Portuguese, who would then have to give it back to Morocco.
 
2013-03-07 02:09:36 PM
Geez people, different cultures often have different names for the same thing. Regardless of who the islands are affiliated with, there's nothing wrong with Argentina using the name Malvinas. Given that Fark isn't exclusively a British site, it's not going to hurt anything for a headline to use the Argentine name instead of the British name. It doesn't in any way give Argentina control over the islands.

/Off to my locker to cry with Dawson
 
jvl
2013-03-07 02:56:21 PM

Arkanaut: Wait, people raped the foxes?


Which part of "famously affable" did you not understand?
 
2013-03-07 03:35:55 PM
Subby, I don't believe there has ever been a mystery concerning the solution to the fox die out.
 
2013-03-07 05:02:03 PM
Good to see it's Australians doing this research.  My first thought was, "And people biatch about food stamp recipients buying Doritos."
 
2013-03-07 06:34:08 PM
Malvinas? You rock Subby! *Flips off the Queen and her imperialistic country.*
 
2013-03-07 09:57:34 PM
Good troll, Subby. I fell for it and clicked link.

/Argentina has about as much claim to the Falklands and Spain does to Iceland.
 
2013-03-08 10:03:44 AM

Precision Boobery: When 17th century British explorers first met the warrah, they too had made note of its congenial disposition - which they promptly realized made it very easy to kill.

Oh, you incorrigible humans.  Is there anything you won't rape and pillage?


So very sad. :(
It just wanted to be friends.
 
2013-03-10 10:44:35 PM
Wtf there are only 71 signatures right now?

What the hell is wrong with you people.
 
2013-03-10 10:48:01 PM

torusXL: Wtf there are only 71 signatures right now?

What the hell is wrong with you people.


Oops, that was totally for another thread.
 
2013-03-11 07:54:53 AM
Yeah, ya gotta wonder about the people greenlighting these obviously trolltastic headlines. This one even had a dash of totally wrong thrown in for good measure. It's almost like they get a weird kick out of it.

/subby
//would like to thank those responsible for this green
///first totally trolly headline
 
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