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(Yahoo)   So, it is possible that the Loch Ness Monster is actually just a fault line in the Scottish lake it supposedly resides in?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 43
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2013-07-03 11:01:09 AM
So it's a fault line at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake?

/Many miles away...
 
2013-07-03 11:55:31 AM
Gentlemen and Ladies of Fark, I propose that we turn this into a hot Scottish/Redhead thread. Can I get a hells yeah?
 
2013-07-03 11:56:56 AM
Fault lines don't stick out of the water.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-07-03 11:57:25 AM
I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-03 11:57:35 AM
Luigi Piccardi believes the Great Glen fault system is actually responsible for mysterious bubbles and the shaking ground commonly associated with supposed creature sightings.

Sometimes the shaking and bubbling gets so loud you have to shout above the din of your rice krispies.
 
2013-07-03 12:00:12 PM

Thudfark: I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x362]


I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually the Zygons' Skaracen?
 
2013-07-03 12:00:32 PM

Thudfark: I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x362]


Wasn't this from undiscovered evidence?
 
2013-07-03 12:00:38 PM

PizzaJedi81: Gentlemen and Ladies of Fark, I propose that we turn this into a hot Scottish/Redhead thread. Can I get a hells yeah?



If you insist.

i105.photobucket.com
Strange thing to ask for.
 
2013-07-03 12:01:12 PM

UberDave: So it's a fault line at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake?

/Many miles away...


And we're done here.
 
2013-07-03 12:02:39 PM
Loch Ness is a loch, Subby. Not a lake.
 
2013-07-03 12:02:49 PM
So, is it possible that some of the phenomena reported to accompany a known hoax could be explained by vague effects arising from a geological phenomenon? Will science ever give us a straight answer?!
 
2013-07-03 12:03:55 PM

FloydA: PizzaJedi81: Gentlemen and Ladies of Fark, I propose that we turn this into a hot Scottish/Redhead thread. Can I get a hells yeah?


If you insist.

[i105.photobucket.com image 460x288]
Strange thing to ask for.


Addendum: A hot Scottish/Redhead FEMALE thread.
 
2013-07-03 12:09:25 PM
Och, back to the loch wi' ye, Nessie!
 
2013-07-03 12:09:29 PM

UberDave: So it's a fault line at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake?

/Many miles away...



How many miles, exactly? About tree fiddy
 
2013-07-03 12:12:25 PM

PizzaJedi81: FloydA: PizzaJedi81: Gentlemen and Ladies of Fark, I propose that we turn this into a hot Scottish/Redhead thread. Can I get a hells yeah?


If you insist.

[i105.photobucket.com image 460x288]
Strange thing to ask for.

Addendum: A hot Scottish/Redhead FEMALE thread.


picky picky picky
 
2013-07-03 12:14:02 PM

WeenerGord: UberDave: So it's a fault line at the bottom of a dark Scottish lake?

/Many miles away...


How many miles, exactly? About tree fiddy


Are you by chance an eight-story tall crustacean from the Paleozoic era?
 
2013-07-03 12:23:31 PM
Prehistoric monster?  Life form that managed to live since the Mesozoic Era?  Mysterious genetically modified mutant living in Scotland?

No.

Look closely and imagine this neck and head is actually...an elephant trunk.  Yes, this little hoax has been a great little money-making scam to get people to come out to Loch Ness for years, and people are still buying into it.

Why an elephant tusk?  A traveling circus stopped at Loch Ness in the 1930s and the elephants decided to go for a swim.  Some guy snapped this shot while the elephant was submerged.  Instead of coming out and telling everyone what it was, someone decided it was a good way to attract more tourists.
 
2013-07-03 12:27:55 PM
I don't suppose anyone recalls the scientific study of the lake, using a string of boats, several years back, that went from one end of it to the other, using sonar and other deep sea viewing methods.

They strung out in a line across the lake and covered everything.

Curiously enough, they found a line of wheelbarrows sunk in the mud. No one has yet figured that out. A lot of sunken trees and assorted trash -- though not as much as you'd expect. They found assorted things, but no monster.
 
2013-07-03 12:31:12 PM

Rik01: I don't suppose anyone recalls the scientific study of the lake, using a string of boats, several years back, that went from one end of it to the other, using sonar and other deep sea viewing methods.

They strung out in a line across the lake and covered everything.

Curiously enough, they found a line of wheelbarrows sunk in the mud. No one has yet figured that out. A lot of sunken trees and assorted trash -- though not as much as you'd expect. They found assorted things, but no monster.


I remember that.
 
2013-07-03 12:38:57 PM

FatherChaos: Prehistoric monster?  Life form that managed to live since the Mesozoic Era?  Mysterious genetically modified mutant living in Scotland?

No.

Look closely and imagine this neck and head is actually...an elephant trunk.  Yes, this little hoax has been a great little money-making scam to get people to come out to Loch Ness for years, and people are still buying into it.

Why an elephant tusk?  A traveling circus stopped at Loch Ness in the 1930s and the elephants decided to go for a swim.  Some guy snapped this shot while the elephant was submerged.  Instead of coming out and telling everyone what it was, someone decided it was a good way to attract more tourists.


You mean, like this?

freethinker.co.uk
http://freethinker.co.uk/2012/06/24/loch-ness-monster-proves-darwin- wr ong/
 
2013-07-03 12:48:27 PM

x-caliber: Thudfark: I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x362]

Wasn't this from undiscovered evidence?


It was. Never did find out if he just took that job for a quick buck
 
2013-07-03 01:03:48 PM

Thudfark: x-caliber: Thudfark: I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x362]

Wasn't this from undiscovered evidence?

It was. Never did find out if he just took that job for a quick buck



How many bucks, exactly?
.
.
.
.
....about tree fiddy.
 
2013-07-03 01:07:49 PM

WeenerGord: Thudfark: x-caliber: Thudfark: I thought the Loch Ness monster was actually Jack the Ripper.
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x362]

Wasn't this from undiscovered evidence?

It was. Never did find out if he just took that job for a quick buck


How many bucks, exactly?
.
.
.
.
....about tree fiddy.


Damnit, monster! We work for our money in this thread!
 
2013-07-03 01:19:00 PM

Rik01: I don't suppose anyone recalls the scientific study of the lake, using a string of boats, several years back, that went from one end of it to the other, using sonar and other deep sea viewing methods.

They strung out in a line across the lake and covered everything.

Curiously enough, they found a line of wheelbarrows sunk in the mud. No one has yet figured that out. A lot of sunken trees and assorted trash -- though not as much as you'd expect. They found assorted things, but no monster.



i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-03 01:19:01 PM
 
2013-07-03 01:32:12 PM

TabASlotB: So, is it possible that some of the phenomena reported to accompany a known hoax could be explained by vague effects arising from a geological phenomenon? Will science ever give us a straight answer?!


minor problem with the "known hoax" theory.  If the monster of Loch Ness were an intentional hoax it is one that goes back almost 1500 years.  This lake and it's monster features prominently in Scottish folk tales going back at least that far, incuding the local version of the Authurian cycle (this being the lake thier version of Excalibur came from and the monster its gaurdian) and St Columbine's legend includes a battle with a monster here which he supposedly banished in 556.  Te idea that Nessie was invented in the 1920's is simply wrong
 
2013-07-03 01:38:25 PM
Considering that the guy who took the photo admitted that it was a hoax, and that people tried for years using everything from subs, to divers, to sonar, I find it kind of amusing that people are still clinging to this legend.

There is a very good chance that a plesiosaur, or something very like it, may have lived there and possibly survived the last ice age.  But the only way it would still be alive so many 10s of 1000s of years later would be if it somehow was frozen in suspended animation.  Even then, it would be 10s of 1000s of years old.  Talk about unlikely.  If it had offspring and contiued a number of succeeding generations, THEY would have had to survive for 10s of 1000s of years.
Considering all such animals vanished from the record long ago, that's ridiculously unlikely.

I guess people just like to believe...
 
2013-07-03 01:44:41 PM

FatherChaos: Prehistoric monster?  Life form that managed to live since the Mesozoic Era?  Mysterious genetically modified mutant living in Scotland?

No.

Look closely and imagine this neck and head is actually...an elephant trunk.  Yes, this little hoax has been a great little money-making scam to get people to come out to Loch Ness for years, and people are still buying into it.

Why an elephant tusk?  A traveling circus stopped at Loch Ness in the 1930s and the elephants decided to go for a swim.  Some guy snapped this shot while the elephant was submerged.  Instead of coming out and telling everyone what it was, someone decided it was a good way to attract more tourists.


This.

GIS elephants swimming. Looks exactly like the original nessy photos.
 
2013-07-03 01:59:53 PM

FloydA: Rik01: I don't suppose anyone recalls the scientific study of the lake, using a string of boats, several years back, that went from one end of it to the other, using sonar and other deep sea viewing methods.

They strung out in a line across the lake and covered everything.

Curiously enough, they found a line of wheelbarrows sunk in the mud. No one has yet figured that out. A lot of sunken trees and assorted trash -- though not as much as you'd expect. They found assorted things, but no monster.


[i105.photobucket.com image 500x375]


Damn it.  There's only so much more that I can take ...
 
2013-07-03 02:02:54 PM

durbnpoisn: Considering that the guy who took the photo admitted that it was a hoax, and that people tried for years using everything from subs, to divers, to sonar, I find it kind of amusing that people are still clinging to this legend.

There is a very good chance that a plesiosaur, or something very like it, may have lived there and possibly survived the last ice age.  But the only way it would still be alive so many 10s of 1000s of years later would be if it somehow was frozen in suspended animation.  Even then, it would be 10s of 1000s of years old.  Talk about unlikely.  If it had offspring and contiued a number of succeeding generations, THEY would have had to survive for 10s of 1000s of years.
Considering all such animals vanished from the record long ago, that's ridiculously unlikely.

I guess people just like to believe...


I'm personally willing to believe, especially since there have been ancient reports of similar shaped monsters in similar conditions in North america that date to pre-Columbian Contact, that it's much more likely that most of these sighting involve a mutation or species previously unknown to science of a fish in the Sturgeon variety   if you start with something like this:
www.fishinginternational.com

and mutate it just a bit, throw in a bad case of giantism for instance, on a fish that already gets this big:
www.abovetopsecret.com
and suddenly "nessie" starts feeling pretty plausible
 
2013-07-03 02:09:01 PM
Ogopogo.The loch ness monster is just a toy submarine and champ is a beaver, Ogopogp is a pleisiosaur, a farking pleisiosaur!
 
2013-07-03 03:06:06 PM

Rik01: I don't suppose anyone recalls the scientific study of the lake, using a string of boats, several years back, that went from one end of it to the other, using sonar and other deep sea viewing methods. They strung out in a line across the lake and covered everything.  Curiously enough, they found a line of wheelbarrows sunk in the mud. No one has yet figured that out. A lot of sunken trees and assorted trash -- though not as much as you'd expect. They found assorted things, but no monster.


This means that they missed at least one fake monster, the one made for 'The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes'.   It sank during testing, and per IMDB was never recovered.
 
2013-07-03 03:30:33 PM

Magorn: durbnpoisn: Considering that the guy who took the photo admitted that it was a hoax, and that people tried for years using everything from subs, to divers, to sonar, I find it kind of amusing that people are still clinging to this legend.

There is a very good chance that a plesiosaur, or something very like it, may have lived there and possibly survived the last ice age.  But the only way it would still be alive so many 10s of 1000s of years later would be if it somehow was frozen in suspended animation.  Even then, it would be 10s of 1000s of years old.  Talk about unlikely.  If it had offspring and contiued a number of succeeding generations, THEY would have had to survive for 10s of 1000s of years.
Considering all such animals vanished from the record long ago, that's ridiculously unlikely.

I guess people just like to believe...

I'm personally willing to believe, especially since there have been ancient reports of similar shaped monsters in similar conditions in North america that date to pre-Columbian Contact, that it's much more likely that most of these sighting involve a mutation or species previously unknown to science of a fish in the Sturgeon variety   if you start with something like this:
[www.fishinginternational.com image 441x250]

and mutate it just a bit, throw in a bad case of giantism for instance, on a fish that already gets this big:
[www.abovetopsecret.com image 496x327]
and suddenly "nessie" starts feeling pretty plausible


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-03 03:35:08 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Fault lines don't stick out of the water.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x423]


(dammit, too slow again)
 
2013-07-03 03:41:52 PM
RIP Mommy's Little Monster

www.originmagazine.com
 
2013-07-03 03:49:10 PM

Magorn: durbnpoisn: Considering that the guy who took the photo admitted that it was a hoax, and that people tried for years using everything from subs, to divers, to sonar, I find it kind of amusing that people are still clinging to this legend.

There is a very good chance that a plesiosaur, or something very like it, may have lived there and possibly survived the last ice age.  But the only way it would still be alive so many 10s of 1000s of years later would be if it somehow was frozen in suspended animation.  Even then, it would be 10s of 1000s of years old.  Talk about unlikely.  If it had offspring and contiued a number of succeeding generations, THEY would have had to survive for 10s of 1000s of years.
Considering all such animals vanished from the record long ago, that's ridiculously unlikely.

I guess people just like to believe...

I'm personally willing to believe, especially since there have been ancient reports of similar shaped monsters in similar conditions in North america that date to pre-Columbian Contact, that it's much more likely that most of these sighting involve a mutation or species previously unknown to science of a fish in the Sturgeon variety   if you start with something like this:
[www.fishinginternational.com image 441x250]

and mutate it just a bit, throw in a bad case of giantism for instance, on a fish that already gets this big:
[www.abovetopsecret.com image 496x327]
and suddenly "nessie" starts feeling pretty plausible


Except for one thing.  Sturgeon never went extinct.  Such to a point that there is an entire wonderful industry based on harvesting their eggs for rich people to spread on crackers.  There are plenty of animals on this planet that just stopped evolving, for the most part, because they were in pretty damn good shape for their environment.  Let's use lungfish or sharks for example.

If you were to make a comparison as such, it probably should have been that dinosaurs never actually went extinct.  They evolved into birds.  Or perhaps the coelacanth.  They were thought to be extinct.  Then they were suddenly found living off the coast of Madagascar.
 
Ral
2013-07-03 04:16:39 PM

magic_patch: Loch Ness is a loch, Subby. Not a lake.


Loch is the Gaelic word for "lake".  It shares etymology with the English word "lake".  So yes, it's a lake.
 
2013-07-03 04:36:21 PM
i230.photobucket.com
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2013-07-03 05:17:34 PM

Oldiron_79: Ogopogo.The loch ness monster is just a toy submarine and champ is a beaver, Ogopogp is a pleisiosaur, a farking pleisiosaur!


But what about Mokole Mbembe?
 
2013-07-03 06:48:53 PM
machoprogrammer:
WeenerGord:
Solon Isonomia:



So has anyone mentioned...
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2013-07-03 06:52:19 PM

dbrunker: machoprogrammer:
WeenerGord:
Solon Isonomia:


So has anyone mentioned...
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I like mine better
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2013-07-03 08:06:42 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Fault lines don't stick out of the water.


Shhhhhhhhhh!


Be quiet and play along with the poorly thought through, pull a theory out of your ass science.
 
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2013-07-03 08:12:37 PM

PizzaJedi81: Gentlemen and Ladies of Fark, I propose that we turn this into a hot Scottish/Redhead thread. Can I get a hells yeah?


I second that call!


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