Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(TreeHugger)   While everyone else in the Bay Area got to enjoy dancing bears, the prisoners on Alcatraz got to trip out on glowing millipedes   ( divider line
    More: Weird, Alcatraz, Bay Area, animal life, dancing  
•       •       •

5448 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Mar 2013 at 9:26 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

11 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
2013-03-22 09:29:37 AM  
2013-03-22 09:37:03 AM  
But were the bears armed?

/gun thread

//nice bears choice reference
2013-03-22 09:44:28 AM  
Researchers checked samples of millipedes from the same scientific family, and sure enough, they glowed too.


This is the only species of millipede ever known to glow in this sort of way
2013-03-22 09:47:14 AM  
Where did all the rats go?
2013-03-22 11:38:18 AM  
That's funny. I opted out of the Alcatraz tour last Monday with friends for lack of time on a day visit with friends. Had I known this, I could have grabbed a black light and tried to hitch a ride with these yahoos  and had a different type of night visit. Oh well.
2013-03-22 11:42:50 AM  

sno man: Where did all the rats go?

They got transfered to other prisons when Alcatraz shut down.
2013-03-22 11:49:02 AM

Eats glowing milipedes.
Batteries recharge.
2013-03-22 12:13:51 PM  
"No more drugs for you. You can't afford any 'till Tuesday".
2013-03-22 05:34:56 PM  
They would have just kept the bear but the SPCA made them change formats.
2013-03-23 01:02:39 AM  
Headline is misleading. They don't give off their own light. They fluoresce when illuminated with ultraviolet light. So, still no bioluminescent animal species in California.
2013-03-23 01:04:19 AM  
I forgot to say, land-based, anyway (there are oceanic organisms that produce light in waters off the CA coast.)
Displayed 11 of 11 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.