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(Guardian)   Science writing prize: Where did syphilis come from? SLOW CLAP   (theguardian.com) divider line 17
    More: Interesting, syphilis, syphilis come, smallpox  
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2013-10-28 12:53:38 AM  
Wrong disease, subs.
/Ask your mom about the great pox.
 
2013-10-28 01:40:24 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Wrong disease, subs.
/Ask your mom about the great pox.


Still a funny headline.
 
2013-10-28 06:02:38 AM  
Um, I'll take slutty folk for $100, Alex.
 
2013-10-28 06:44:52 AM  
fc07.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-28 06:56:09 AM  
I'm pretty sure I got it from that chick I met at the bar.
 
2013-10-28 07:06:08 AM  
My bad...

oneping.net
 
2013-10-28 07:15:01 AM  
That reminds me of my tractor story.....
 
2013-10-28 07:45:21 AM  
Cheap hookers?
 
2013-10-28 09:50:20 AM  
One of the older flood of Asian imports.
 
2013-10-28 09:52:04 AM  
In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Three
He told his doctor "It hurts when I pee"
 
2013-10-28 09:53:28 AM  
BAD PUN ALERT

/well done subby
 
2013-10-28 12:21:24 PM  

unyon: demaL-demaL-yeH: Wrong disease, subs.
/Ask your mom about the great pox.

Still a funny headline.


eh, it's been done before:

CDC doesn't want to concern you but if you don't take care of your sex life, you may get super gonorrhea *slow clap*
 
2013-10-28 04:48:35 PM  
Yeah, I thought this was pretty conclusively established that Columbus gave the residents of North America smallpox and horses, and in return, Europe got back syphilis and tomatoes.
 
2013-10-28 05:23:46 PM  

Valiente: One of the older flood of Asian imports.


Nah man, proudly made in America.
 
2013-10-28 10:11:56 PM  
perfectlycursedlife.com

/slackers
 
2013-10-28 10:53:30 PM  
It moved with terrifying speed.

FAST CLAP
 
2013-10-29 03:50:11 AM  
So writing nine paragraphs Wikipedia-style about some topic is enough to net you a science-writing prize? The article doesn't even discuss any new results or discoveries, or describe exciting new developments of some scientist. It just paraphrases some study from 2011.

/i mean, interesting
//but meh
 
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