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(Telegraph)   Walrus remains found buried under St. Pancras Train Station in London. Fark? It was a Pacific Walrus   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 59
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2013-07-25 11:08:46 AM
And even more Fark points: the walrus was found with the remains of 1,500 humans.

Imagine the headlines that could theoretically lurk behind that little factoid.

Serial killer on loose in London: has killed 1,500 times. And for some reason, one walrus.

Walrus killed believed to have been witness to 1,500 murders in zoological gardens

Jack the Ripper kills again. Police allege Royal Family covering up as many as 1,500 deaths, plus disappearance of Royal Walrus from the Tower of London

King Henry VIII's favourite pet walrus dies. King blames 1,500 servants for forgetting to feed it

Man charged with bribing sextons to allow burial of walrus in church yard!


This is pure tabloid fodder, it is!

May Farkers never say that I never gave them anything.
 
2013-07-25 11:24:24 AM
Those bukkits don't find themselves you know
 
2013-07-25 11:40:24 AM
It sounds like a Disney movie, with a poor lost walrus who, after an epic journey, finds a new home in London, adopted by 1500 plucky street urchins.
 
2013-07-25 11:49:05 AM
Why is all that shiat always found so far underground?  Was the Earth much smaller back then, and has just filled up with dust over the millenia?

When I lived in Vienna, they were digging a new subway station 90 feet underground in the middle of the city, and found an entire church, buried there.  Certainly the city's ground level hasn't risen 90+ feet over the last 1500 years..

WTF?
 
2013-07-25 12:37:45 PM
The Eggman unavailable for comment.
 
2013-07-25 12:39:26 PM
Underground Walrus kills 1,500.
 
2013-07-25 12:59:57 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Underground Walrus kills 1,500.


Underground Walrus would be a good band name.
 
2013-07-25 01:11:21 PM
Odd looking walrus, 'e was
cinefantastiqueonline.com
 
2013-07-25 01:28:33 PM
Much better than a general walrus.
 
2013-07-25 01:47:44 PM
i.huffpost.com FREDDY, NOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-07-25 01:49:09 PM
i253.photobucket.com
Dear Bukketseeker. How we have missed miss you our good old panicked friend.
 
2013-07-25 01:54:34 PM
Meh, it dates to 1822. It was probably part of the Royal Society's zoological specimens collection. It would be really loopy if it dated to 1422.
 
2013-07-25 01:54:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Odd looking walrus, 'e was
[cinefantastiqueonline.com image 513x356]


Heh.  Why didn't I think of Quatermass and the Pit?

*STUPID*.
 
2013-07-25 01:55:44 PM

dittybopper: The Eggman unavailable for comment.


Goo goo g'joob.

ho ho ho, he he he, ha ha ha
 
2013-07-25 01:57:06 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-07-25 01:58:29 PM
goo goo goo joob goo goo goo goo joob
 
2013-07-25 02:03:52 PM
Ernest Hemingway speculates from beyond the grave, under Mount Kilamanjaro.
 
2013-07-25 02:09:59 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Those bukkits don't find themselves you know


brap: Dear Bukketseeker. How we have missed miss you our good old panicked friend.


Except that is an elephant seal. A walrus looks like this:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-25 02:16:09 PM

Ivo Shandor: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Those bukkits don't find themselves you know

brap: Dear Bukketseeker. How we have missed miss you our good old panicked friend.

Except that is an elephant seal. A walrus looks like this:
[i.imgur.com image 320x347]


I can't be bothered with details.  Also, though I know that, his interwebby friends always called him Bukket Walrus.
 
2013-07-25 02:35:22 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Odd looking walrus, 'e was


Came for that reference.
 
2013-07-25 02:36:34 PM
If you'd been buried in London, you'd also be pretty peaceful.
 
2013-07-25 02:42:33 PM
walrus eats 500 bodies of the 2000 buried there
 
2013-07-25 02:53:09 PM

markie_farkie: Why is all that shiat always found so far underground?  Was the Earth much smaller back then, and has just filled up with dust over the millenia?

When I lived in Vienna, they were digging a new subway station 90 feet underground in the middle of the city, and found an entire church, buried there.  Certainly the city's ground level hasn't risen 90+ feet over the last 1500 years..

WTF?


From 500 AD to present day in a walled city that just threw its trash, leftovers and shiat out the windows?  Ninety feet seems like it would be nothing.
 
2013-07-25 03:04:08 PM
www.chrisroberson.net
 
2013-07-25 03:17:15 PM
Horse-faced Royal found to have walrus-assed relative buried with 1,500 servant-assed peasants
 
2013-07-25 03:21:01 PM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: From 500 AD to present day in a walled city that just threw its trash, leftovers and shiat out the windows? Ninety feet seems like it would be nothing.


I can see that, but at the same time, if the street level rose to the point where you had to dig into your house, you'd think that someone would have just figured out it was easier to shovel shiat over teh wall than give up and build an ENTIRE new building on top of the shiat-mound.
 
2013-07-25 03:30:25 PM
Coo cooo katchoo
 
2013-07-25 03:33:52 PM
Wait, who the hell was St. Pancreas?
 
2013-07-25 03:35:24 PM

markie_farkie: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: From 500 AD to present day in a walled city that just threw its trash, leftovers and shiat out the windows? Ninety feet seems like it would be nothing.

I can see that, but at the same time, if the street level rose to the point where you had to dig into your house, you'd think that someone would have just figured out it was easier to shovel shiat over teh wall than give up and build an ENTIRE new building on top of the shiat-mound.


There's some other reason's, land subsidence as water tables were overdrawn and soil was compacted would make the city lower relative to the surrounding  countryside. That would increase the likelyhood of flooding, filling the streets with silt. Be easier to build new on top, than dig out and be flooded again.
 
2013-07-25 03:41:42 PM

markie_farkie: Why is all that shiat always found so far underground?  Was the Earth much smaller back then, and has just filled up with dust over the millenia?

When I lived in Vienna, they were digging a new subway station 90 feet underground in the middle of the city, and found an entire church, buried there.  Certainly the city's ground level hasn't risen 90+ feet over the last 1500 years..

WTF?


 It's very possible. It's very common to build on the ruins of other structures, especially "sacred ground".
There are literally cities upon cities upon cities..Hundreds of feet deep of ruins and infrastructure
built upon over centuries. In some places, What looks like just a big hill, can be a city that was
built on a small hill thousands of years ago, then built up and over and over and over then abandon
to the point it just appears to be a big hill now.
 
2013-07-25 03:48:07 PM

Mr. Shabooboo: markie_farkie: Why is all that shiat always found so far underground?  Was the Earth much smaller back then, and has just filled up with dust over the millenia?

When I lived in Vienna, they were digging a new subway station 90 feet underground in the middle of the city, and found an entire church, buried there.  Certainly the city's ground level hasn't risen 90+ feet over the last 1500 years..

WTF?

 It's very possible. It's very common to build on the ruins of other structures, especially "sacred ground".
There are literally cities upon cities upon cities..Hundreds of feet deep of ruins and infrastructure
built upon over centuries. In some places, What looks like just a big hill, can be a city that was
built on a small hill thousands of years ago, then built up and over and over and over then abandon
to the point it just appears to be a big hill now.



Spanish Cathedrals built on top of razed Aztec temples, etc...
 
2013-07-25 03:50:24 PM
Excuse me, I was waiting for a walrus. He was supposed to be on the 7.35 arrival from Sheffield on platform 5. I'm really worried, I can't find him anywhere.
 
2013-07-25 03:52:56 PM

Thelyphthoric: Wait, who the hell was St. Pancreas?


The patron saint of insulin production.
 
2013-07-25 04:11:19 PM

Jackpot777: Excuse me, I was waiting for a walrus. He was supposed to be on the 7.35 arrival from Sheffield on platform 5. I'm really worried, I can't find him anywhere.


Check if he's quarantined in Hawaii.
 
2013-07-25 04:18:30 PM

karmaceutical: [www.chrisroberson.net image 400x400]



& Greg?
 
2013-07-25 04:33:11 PM

Tom_Slick: helyphthoric: Wait, who the hell was St. Pancreas?

The patron saint of insulin production.


Can't Wilford Brimley trace his lineage directly to him?
 
2013-07-25 04:52:51 PM

brantgoose: And even more Fark points: the walrus was found with the remains of 1,500 humans.

Imagine the headlines that could theoretically lurk behind that little factoid.

Serial killer on loose in London: has killed 1,500 times. And for some reason, one walrus.

Walrus killed believed to have been witness to 1,500 murders in zoological gardens

Jack the Ripper kills again. Police allege Royal Family covering up as many as 1,500 deaths, plus disappearance of Royal Walrus from the Tower of London

King Henry VIII's favourite pet walrus dies. King blames 1,500 servants for forgetting to feed it

Man charged with bribing sextons to allow burial of walrus in church yard!

This is pure tabloid fodder, it is!

May Farkers never say that I never gave them anything.


..the sun is there!
 
2013-07-25 04:54:31 PM
Are they 100% it is not another royal burial?  Big buck teeth, misshapen body...could fit a few kings.
 
2013-07-25 05:43:21 PM
"bahaha, future archaeologists will have a fit with this one! They'll be beating their heads on the walls!" - some 19th century funeral director with too little oversight.
 
2013-07-25 05:43:21 PM
Were there the remains of many oysters? What about a carpenter?
 
2013-07-25 05:52:42 PM
MrBallou: It sounds like a Disney movie, with a poor lost walrus who, after an epic journey, finds a new home in London, adopted eaten by 1500 plucky street urchins.

Sounds like a more realistic vision of 19th century London...

Oliver Twist, the Demon-Harpooner of Fleet Street
 
2013-07-25 07:01:01 PM
Tom_Slick

Thelyphthoric: Wait, who the hell was St. Pancreas?

The patron saint of insulin production.


Revered in the Isles of Langerhans. Walruses aren't usually found there.
 
2013-07-25 08:11:28 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-25 09:34:58 PM
Paul?
 
2013-07-25 09:42:03 PM
Sounds like a plot idea for Doctor Who
 
2013-07-25 10:07:00 PM
Was that an African walrus, or European?

/waaaaiiiiit for it......
 
2013-07-25 11:10:15 PM

docmattic: Was that an African walrus, or European?

/waaaaiiiiit for it......


Are you suggesting that walrus migrate?

I don't know.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa
 
2013-07-25 11:22:42 PM

markie_farkie: Why is all that shiat always found so far underground?  Was the Earth much smaller back then, and has just filled up with dust over the millenia?

When I lived in Vienna, they were digging a new subway station 90 feet underground in the middle of the city, and found an entire church, buried there.  Certainly the city's ground level hasn't risen 90+ feet over the last 1500 years..

WTF?


Citation?
 
2013-07-25 11:27:28 PM

RatMaster999: Oliver Twist, the Demon-Harpooner of Fleet Street


Ever try to get a cab while carrying a harpoon?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-26 01:12:44 AM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things; of shoes, of ships, of sealing wax, of cabbages, and Kings!
And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings,
Calloo! Callay!  No work today!
We're Cabbages and Kings!"
 
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