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(Slate)   Scientists destroy a perfectly good horror story after concluding that the hundreds found dead around Skeleton Lake had died from a freak hailstorm   (slate.com) divider line 36
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2013-05-30 11:36:23 AM  
 
2013-05-30 12:23:26 PM  
FTA: hundreds of human skeletons... trapped in a valley without shelter, the 9th-century travelers could... not escape the sudden barrage of rock-hard, cricket-ball-size spheres of ice.

Actually, that is a perfectly good horror story.
 
2013-05-30 12:26:19 PM  
That won't stop SyFy from making "Super Hailigator"
 
2013-05-30 01:15:27 PM  

scottydoesntknow: That won't stop SyFy from making "Super Hailigator"


Super Hailigator versus Thundershark
 
2013-05-30 01:36:15 PM  
That's wrath of god situation if ever I heard it.
 
2013-05-30 01:36:48 PM  
Sharknado. Google it.
 
2013-05-30 01:46:54 PM  

Dr.Fey: FTA: hundreds of human skeletons... trapped in a valley without shelter, the 9th-century travelers could... not escape the sudden barrage of rock-hard, cricket-ball-size spheres of ice.

Actually, that is a perfectly good horror story.


That's a perfectly good Metalocalypse episode. Brutal.
 
2013-05-30 01:49:10 PM  
sounds like Scooby Doo episode
 
2013-05-30 01:49:25 PM  

marius2: scottydoesntknow: That won't stop SyFy from making "Super Hailigator"

Super Hailigator versus Thundershark


Super Hailigator versus Mega-Thundershark
 
2013-05-30 01:53:28 PM  
Mega-Hail

It will be out in 3 months as soon as SyFy learns of this.
 
2013-05-30 01:54:24 PM  
FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.
 
2013-05-30 01:55:28 PM  
Ridiculous hypothesis.
 
2013-05-30 01:58:41 PM  

GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.


Cover where? I thought the same thing until I saw the pictures. It is completely barren.

I would think at least some people took refuge under other people, but it isn't like any survivors would hang around to tell the story.
 
2013-05-30 02:01:32 PM  

GameSprocket: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Cover where? I thought the same thing until I saw the pictures. It is completely barren.

I would think at least some people took refuge under other people, but it isn't like any survivors would hang around to tell the story.


so then where did they bury the survivors?
 
2013-05-30 02:02:06 PM  

GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.


Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.
 
2013-05-30 02:06:11 PM  

Greylight: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.


It's not. But the rest of the evidence doesn't support this theory, so it is being withheld. Happens all the time in the scientific field, especially at universities where the practice is actually taught.
 
2013-05-30 02:08:58 PM  

GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.


And after they fell down, the hail stopped hammering their bodies?
 
2013-05-30 02:10:57 PM  
Oh come on! Here's a list of the most likely causes:

A) Clumsy taloned sparrows dropping coconuts.
B) Overenthusiastic mortification of the flesh by early, now extinct, Hindu flagellants.
C) Aliens.

Sheesh.
 
2013-05-30 02:16:09 PM  
Extreme game of dodge rock.
 
2013-05-30 02:18:23 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Extreme game of dodge rock.


with ALIENS!
 
2013-05-30 02:19:16 PM  

GameSprocket: Cover where? I thought the same thing until I saw the pictures. It is completely barren.


By cover I mean just putting their arms over their heads, which I'm pretty sure would be the natural reaction for anyone who found himself suddenly being pummeled by gigantic ice stones falling from the sky.
 
2013-05-30 02:19:29 PM  
 
2013-05-30 02:24:19 PM  

JonnyG: Ridiculous hypothesis.


Sounds pretty stupid to me too. Hard to believe they were dumb as turkeys in a rainstorm.
 
2013-05-30 02:28:06 PM  

Langdon Alger: sounds like Scooby Doo episode


"And  I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you megacryometeors!"
 
2013-05-30 02:28:20 PM  

studs up: JonnyG: Ridiculous hypothesis.

Sounds pretty stupid to me too. Hard to believe they were dumb as turkeys in a rainstorm.


Even turkeys know to seek cover, if they can...
 
2013-05-30 03:26:38 PM  

Canton: studs up: JonnyG: Ridiculous hypothesis.

Sounds pretty stupid to me too. Hard to believe they were dumb as turkeys in a rainstorm.

Even turkeys know to seek cover, if they can...


From photos of the place, it doesn't look like there's any cover to be found.
 
2013-05-30 03:31:23 PM  

AqueousBoy: Canton: studs up: JonnyG: Ridiculous hypothesis.

Sounds pretty stupid to me too. Hard to believe they were dumb as turkeys in a rainstorm.

Even turkeys know to seek cover, if they can...

From photos of the place, it doesn't look like there's any cover to be found.


Two words: Rock Umbrella
 
2013-05-30 03:34:17 PM  

JonnyG: Greylight: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.

It's not. But the rest of the evidence doesn't support this theory, so it is being withheld. Happens all the time in the scientific field, especially at universities where the practice is actually taught.


Full of shiat, you are.
 
2013-05-30 03:56:12 PM  
Love the tags: "Japanese Ground self-defense force" lol
 
2013-05-30 04:13:35 PM  

Canton: studs up: JonnyG: Ridiculous hypothesis.

Sounds pretty stupid to me too. Hard to believe they were dumb as turkeys in a rainstorm.

Even turkeys know to seek cover, if they can...


Maybe they were stoned... I mean high and/or drunk.
 
2013-05-30 05:19:09 PM  
"Hey, guys; what's going on in this thread?"

i1020.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-30 05:27:57 PM  

dopirt: A) Clumsy taloned sparrows dropping coconuts.


English or European?
 
2013-05-30 05:44:07 PM  

JonnyG: Greylight: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.

It's not. But the rest of the evidence doesn't support this theory, so it is being withheld. Happens all the time in the scientific field, especially at universities where the practice is actually taught.


I have a theory that you make up your theories without evidence. Like, just now, for example.
 
2013-05-30 06:48:06 PM  

JonnyG: Greylight: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.

It's not. But the rest of the evidence doesn't support this theory, so it is being withheld. Happens all the time in the scientific field, especially at universities where the practice is actually taught.


So vote Republican?
 
2013-05-30 10:34:14 PM  

nytmare: JonnyG: Greylight: GuidoDelConfuso: FTA: The bodies had wounds only on their heads and shoulders, indicating the blows came from directly above. The scientists reached an unexpected conclusion: The hundreds of travelers all died from a sudden and severe freak hailstorm.

Really? Not one single person got the idea to duck and cover? You'd expect at least a few arm, back, and leg wounds.

Not to mention additional wounds to the rest of their body once they fell.  Concluding that it wasn't a weapon because the blows were caused by a round object is also faulty.  This can't possibly be all the evidence.

It's not. But the rest of the evidence doesn't support this theory, so it is being withheld. Happens all the time in the scientific field, especially at universities where the practice is actually taught.

I have a theory that you make up your theories without evidence. Like, just now, for example.


Heh, made me chuckle out loud. :)
 
2013-05-30 10:35:20 PM  
Hailstorms are not all shaped like perfect marbles.

And freak hailstorm is way up there on a list of ways I do not want to die.
 
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