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2014-02-11 10:28:13 AM
Great, now we all have to stand in the tea chest!

"And did those feet in ancient times..."
 
2014-02-11 10:30:03 AM

PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.


DDT doesn't work on them anymore. They were already becoming resistant to it when it was banned.
 
2014-02-11 10:32:55 AM

danielscissorhands: PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

[www.inclueded.net image 405x560]


To people? Not very.  Birds? Yeah pretty harmful.  The thing is we aren't sure what it would do to an ecosystem if we weren't doing stupid shiat like this with it....

www.fsl.orst.edu
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minneapolisparkhistory.files.wordpress.com

Maybe if we were complete jackasses it wouldn't have been a such a huge problem.
 
2014-02-11 10:34:25 AM
 
2014-02-11 10:35:22 AM

danielscissorhands: PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

[www.inclueded.net image 405x560]


The passenger pigeon was extinct in 1914.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Pigeon

DDT was first made in 1874, but wasn't known to be an insecticide until 1939.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

There's no reason why it couldn't be used today for killing the bugs that nothing else will easily kill, such as bedbugs, but banned from being used by farmers to spray hundreds of acres.
 
2014-02-11 10:36:36 AM

danielscissorhands: hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT

You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.


One of these statements is correct.
 
2014-02-11 10:36:49 AM
Wanted for questioning:

i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-11 10:38:38 AM

EdgeRunner: [img.fark.net image 480x360]

"Heeeyyy, come on down to Al Peck's Used Mattress Emporium, and remember my guarantee: Every mattress comes with a free mattress stuffed inside, kinda like a mattress turducken! And all this week, we're throwing in free pets for the kids! Real affectionate, they'll snuggle right up to you while you sleep! They're tiny and cute and... well, okay, they're bedbugs, but don't worry, these bedbugs won't bite, because I personally pull all their teeth before they leave the store! In fact, come on down today and get a free bedbug tooth necklace with every purchase! No song and dance here, just great deals on mattresses!"


Aaaannnnd you're favorited!
 
2014-02-11 10:40:25 AM

danielscissorhands: hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT

You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.


Today?
 
2014-02-11 10:42:07 AM

PaLarkin: danielscissorhands: PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

[www.inclueded.net image 405x560]

The passenger pigeon was extinct in 1914.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Pigeon

DDT was first made in 1874, but wasn't known to be an insecticide until 1939.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

There's no reason why it couldn't be used today for killing the bugs that nothing else will easily kill, such as bedbugs, but banned from being used by farmers to spray hundreds of acres.


Interesting.

Have you heard about the random deaths occurring amongst tourists to Thailand in the last decade? Two Canadian sisters died a few years ago in their hotel room. Some people are blaming it on pesticides. Their is another theory that bartenders are putting crushed mosquito coils in drinks to give the drinks a hallucinogenic effect.
 
2014-02-11 10:43:37 AM

hobnail: danielscissorhands: hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT

You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.

One of these statements is correct.


So you are saying you have never heard of the passenger pigeon.

/just kidding
 
2014-02-11 10:43:48 AM

Carn: Wanted for questioning:

[i60.tinypic.com image 850x478]


I don't know how I missed this in post number 3.  Come on coffee.
 
2014-02-11 10:44:34 AM

danielscissorhands: hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT

You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.



It's not just today......
 
2014-02-11 10:45:45 AM

CivicMindedFive: Get a memory foam mattress.  Seriously.  You can get one from Costco or even Amazon.


Yup. I'll never go back.
 
2014-02-11 10:48:28 AM

PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.


You do realize that DDT nearly caused the Bald Eagle to become extinct because it weakened their eggs...  so kill a few bedbugs or exterminate a species.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html

TMYK
 
Ant
2014-02-11 10:49:58 AM

NickelP: something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?


I bring a video camera with me wherever I go. Don't you?
 
Ant
2014-02-11 10:52:13 AM

Ker_Thwap: NickelP: something about this sounds off. how the hell do you get an exterminator to rush over at 3am for bed bugs? also why does he bring a video camera?

A lot of contractors will bring a video camera.  Helpful when people don't pay them.   3 a.m.?  That does seem unlikely.


I have an HD video camera in my pocket right now. Seriously. It's called a farking smartphone. Why does this seem so unbelievable to anyone?
 
2014-02-11 10:53:00 AM
You know those mattress tags that everybody makes stupid jokes about?

This is how our mean old government helps make sure your mattress is actually new and not filled with old hobo clothing.
 
2014-02-11 10:54:05 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: danielscissorhands: hobnail: danielscissorhands:

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

LOLWUT

You're right, it was also due to hunting. Or have you never heard of the passenger pigeon?

The stupidity on Fark today is just amazing.


It's not just today......


No, it's pretty much every day.
 
2014-02-11 11:06:38 AM
There are plenty of exterminators that work well after hours especially for businesses since places like restaurants and hotels don't want customers to see an exterminator pull up out front and then think about rats in the kitchen or fleas and bedbugs in the curtains.
 
2014-02-11 11:08:34 AM
Cold_Sassy:
You do realize that DDT nearly caused the Bald Eagle to become extinct because it weakened their eggs...  so kill a few bedbugs or exterminate a species.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html

TMYK


If you bothered to read my entire post, you would have seen that I do not say to spray ddt everywhere for everything.

Fark the eagles.  Bedbugs must die!  If bedbugs were ever threatened with extinction, the environmental extremists would use the endangered species act to sue for a ban of anything that kills bedbugs.
 
2014-02-11 11:29:28 AM
did the bedbedbugs have bedbugbugs?
 
2014-02-11 11:36:20 AM
PaLarkin:

Fark the eagles.  Bedbugs must die!  If bedbugs were ever threatened with extinction, the environmental extremists would use the endangered species act to sue for a ban of anything that kills bedbugs.

googledrive.com
 
2014-02-11 11:36:48 AM
Someone put up a professionally printed sign near me that reads:

Millionaire kickboxing instructor seeks apprentice handyman to sell queen-sized mattresses, new in plastic.
 
2014-02-11 11:42:17 AM
I'm glad (sarcasm) that 101 Mattress doesn't even deny that they sold a refurbished mattress as new, and that "refurb" means "new cover". They just deny that there were bed bugs.
 
2014-02-11 11:48:00 AM

PaLarkin: Cold_Sassy:
You do realize that DDT nearly caused the Bald Eagle to become extinct because it weakened their eggs...  so kill a few bedbugs or exterminate a species.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmm...

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/biologue.html

TMYK

If you bothered to read my entire post, you would have seen that I do not say to spray ddt everywhere for everything.

Fark the eagles.  Bedbugs must die!  If bedbugs were ever threatened with extinction, the environmental extremists would use the endangered species act to sue for a ban of anything that kills bedbugs.


I did read your entire post and it is just as stupid as this one is.  Congratulations.
 
2014-02-11 11:49:31 AM
it the fact that we STOPPED using DDT the they are back
if we use it again they will be gone
 
2014-02-11 12:00:52 PM

danielscissorhands: Have you heard about the random deaths occurring amongst tourists to Thailand in the last decade? Two Canadian sisters died a few years ago in their hotel room. Some people are blaming it on pesticides. Their is another theory that bartenders are putting crushed mosquito coils in drinks to give the drinks a hallucinogenic effect.


There's a rumor that Taiwanese bartenders are killing people with drinks spiked with DDT? Well, I'm convinced.
 
2014-02-11 12:01:49 PM
She lives in southern AZ and bought a mattress from a sketchy joint?

Did she not know what those convoys of people heading south on I-10 with trucks packed overfull with used mattresses were doing?
What else would a guy with mexico plates on a shiatty 80's f-series be doing with 30 used mattresses?
 
2014-02-11 12:08:11 PM
They're just recycled mattresses.  They likely have a tag that says "contains used materials."  Why do you hate the earth?!

Yeah, I buy memory foam and wouldn't touch a refurbished mattress.

DDT isn't as horrible as it's reputation.  It can be used in much tinier doses than it was previously used at, and still be effective.  Yeah, back in the day they just slathered the stuff on.  It's no surprise it caused so many problems.  It was pretty awesome for getting rid of malaria at least.
 
2014-02-11 12:09:17 PM

big pig peaches: Honest Bender: And you don't even want to KNOW what's in those bedbugs...

Pudding? I'll bet it's pudding. Butterscotch pudding.


I have a butterscotch jello packet downstairs. Think I'll go make it.

/my cat loves the stuff
 
2014-02-11 12:19:27 PM
I used to work setting up estate/garage sales. It boggled my mind how many people buy used mattresses. I even sold one where the person had DIED on it! The conversation went like this:
*Mattress unmarked in corner in trash section*
Guy: He is that a king mattress? How much?
Me: Oh it isn't for sale...
Guy: Why not?
Me: Well...because the previous owner sort of...kicked the bucket on it...
Guy: *thinks for a minute* Would you take $50?
Me: ...sure why the hell not? I'll help load it for you.
 
2014-02-11 12:20:10 PM

WTP 2: it the fact that we STOPPED using DDT the

they THEM are back
if we use it again
they THEM will be gone

PET PEEV
 
2014-02-11 12:20:12 PM

Ker_Thwap: DDT isn't as horrible as it's reputation. It can be used in much tinier doses than it was previously used at, and still be effective. Yeah, back in the day they just slathered the stuff on. It's no surprise it caused so many problems. It was pretty awesome for getting rid of malaria at least.


And ultimately DDT is still better than pouring crude oil into pools to get rid of mosquitos like they did in Panama in the early 1900s.
 
2014-02-11 12:25:17 PM
I would never buy a mattress from a mattress store, or from a furniture store like Art Van. This is a case where buying from a big company like Meijer, Walmart, JC Penny, Sears, Kohls, et. al. would be preferable. Yes, it may cost a little more, but I'd rather know I'm the first to spill bodily fluids on something I'm sleeping on than take a chance on someone else's decades of sweat and grime being underneath the top layer of my nightly refuge and sexyplace.
 
2014-02-11 12:39:00 PM

dittybopper: Satan's Bunny Slippers: danielscissorhands: CivicMindedFive: Get a memory foam mattress.  Seriously.  You can get one from Costco or even Amazon.

Memory foam. I'll remember that.

:)

I'd rather sleep on mammary foam.


Craftmatic charges extra for that.
 
2014-02-11 12:39:27 PM

Egoy3k: To people? Not very. Birds? Yeah pretty harmful. The thing is we aren't sure what it would do to an ecosystem if we weren't doing stupid shiat like this with it....


You might want to check your info again.  People sprayed with DDT aren't going to just drop dead, but it has been shown to be genotoxic and an endocrine disruptor, especially messing with the thyroid. It has been linked to liver, pancreas and breast cancer, diabetes, and neurological problems such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.  It's also linked to reproductive issues such as low sperm quality, miscarriage, low birth weight, pre-term birth, and developmental delays, decreased cognitive skills and congenital hypothyroidism (aka cretinism).

  It's known to affect just about every egg laying species as well, although the mechanism of action on insects isn't upon the eggs.  In Insects, it opens the sodium ion channels in their neurons causing spasms.
 
2014-02-11 12:56:38 PM

PaLarkin: danielscissorhands: PaLarkin: Some have asked why the mattress in the video is bigger than a twin mattress.  It's simple.  She boght the twin mattresses for the kids.  The big mattress in the video was hers.

Bedbugs were virtually unknown in the US for years.  There is a means to kill them.  It's called DDT.

It only wiped out the passenger pigeon, how harmful could it be?

[www.inclueded.net image 405x560]

The passenger pigeon was extinct in 1914.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Pigeon

DDT was first made in 1874, but wasn't known to be an insecticide until 1939.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

There's no reason why it couldn't be used today for killing the bugs that nothing else will easily kill, such as bedbugs, but banned from being used by farmers to spray hundreds of acres.


Nope you are a book burning nazi that wants to destroy the environment if you support anything but total bannination.
 
2014-02-11 01:13:39 PM

hailin: I used to work setting up estate/garage sales. It boggled my mind how many people buy used mattresses. I even sold one where the person had DIED on it! The conversation went like this:
*Mattress unmarked in corner in trash section*
Guy: He is that a king mattress? How much?
Me: Oh it isn't for sale...
Guy: Why not?
Me: Well...because the previous owner sort of...kicked the bucket on it...
Guy: *thinks for a minute* Would you take $50?
Me: ...sure why the hell not? I'll help load it for you.


As long as the cadaver didn't leak anything, there's no reason that mattress would have anything worse than bad vibes. I mean compared to any other used mattress, obviously.
 
2014-02-11 01:33:07 PM

No Such Agency: hailin: I used to work setting up estate/garage sales. It boggled my mind how many people buy used mattresses. I even sold one where the person had DIED on it! The conversation went like this:
*Mattress unmarked in corner in trash section*
Guy: He is that a king mattress? How much?
Me: Oh it isn't for sale...
Guy: Why not?
Me: Well...because the previous owner sort of...kicked the bucket on it...
Guy: *thinks for a minute* Would you take $50?
Me: ...sure why the hell not? I'll help load it for you.

As long as the cadaver didn't leak anything, there's no reason that mattress would have anything worse than bad vibes. I mean compared to any other used mattress, obviously.


Yeah I dont think Id want a matress someone died on just on principle, even though Id take a used matress from a known source where I could be reasonably certain it didnt have bedbugs or some other such problem.
 
2014-02-11 02:27:18 PM
I was thinking about getting a new mattress in a few years. Think ill get a hammock instead.
 
2014-02-11 02:28:03 PM

No Such Agency: As long as the cadaver didn't leak anything, there's no reason that mattress would have anything worse than bad vibes.


There's a reason "shiat the bed" is a euphemism for dying.
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-11 02:34:55 PM

groppet: I was thinking about getting a new mattress in a few years. Think ill get a hammock instead.


don't listen to that bullshiat.  memory foam.  sleeping in a hammock is like sleeping on a waterbed - seems AWESOME until you realize that there is no support whatsoever and you end up walking like Yoda.
 
2014-02-11 02:54:04 PM
Used mattresses = bedbugs

As a property manager I see this time and time again.

To the person that offered a million dollars for a way to kill bedbugs.   You can make out your check to wgb423 or my first name "cash".

Ways to kill bedbugs without chemicals
1)  Steam  (time consuming)
2)  Extreme heat (very difficult)
3) Extreme cold (works for cars - leave the windows open at night)

Ways to trap bedbugs
1) Put dry ice in a dog food bowl under each leg of bed and grease legs of bed with Vaseline
2) Mattress bag

/doubters run the googletubes
//ALWAYS check your "new" mattress before letting them move it in your house or apt.
 
2014-02-11 03:39:17 PM

Barfmaker: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x232]


Came.  Satisfied.
 
2014-02-11 03:54:43 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: danielscissorhands: Have you heard about the random deaths occurring amongst tourists to Thailand in the last decade? Two Canadian sisters died a few years ago in their hotel room. Some people are blaming it on pesticides. Their is another theory that bartenders are putting crushed mosquito coils in drinks to give the drinks a hallucinogenic effect.

There's a rumor that Taiwanese bartenders are killing people with drinks spiked with DDT? Well, I'm convinced.


It's pretty f'ing hilarious that you think "Taiwanese" means "from Thailand."

Wow, people really are stupid on Fark today.

And yes, some Thai bartenders do put mosquito coils in drinks. That's not a rumor. The rumor is that it might be killing people.
 
2014-02-11 03:58:22 PM

Cold_Sassy: I once saw a news show (20/20, 48-hrs, something like that) where this poor girl in NY bought a mattress as new at a furniture shop and it was the same deal there, except there were no bedbugs, but she developed a skin irritation and when they opened up the "new" mattress it looked like something from a vacant crack house; I felt like throwing up.  The nastiest thing ever.


I remember hearing a similar story back in the 1990's, it also was on the East Coast. It was disgusting.
 
2014-02-11 03:58:34 PM

frepnog: groppet: I was thinking about getting a new mattress in a few years. Think ill get a hammock instead.

don't listen to that bullshiat.  memory foam.  sleeping in a hammock is like sleeping on a waterbed - seems AWESOME until you realize that there is no support whatsoever and you end up walking like Yoda.


Uh. Wat?

http://almostbohemian.com/hammock/

All I can say is trust me: your posture will be better, your mood will be better, you will be better. Water beds (which I grew up sleeping on) suck even worse than normal beds. So many pressure points. The hammock forms itself to your body better than any foam ever will, and certainly does support you.

Only problem we've run into: getting out. We have a small bedroom so have to hang it extra high. One person has to swing legs over, use the ridge that forms between us to climb up, then carefully swing down. Once one person is out, the tension making the hammock hang extra high releases and it's easy for the other person to just hop out.

The only time I 'walk like Yoda' is after having to sleep in a bed. Even a really nice memory foam bed.
 
2014-02-11 03:59:01 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: danielscissorhands: Have you heard about the random deaths occurring amongst tourists to Thailand in the last decade? Two Canadian sisters died a few years ago in their hotel room. Some people are blaming it on pesticides. Their is another theory that bartenders are putting crushed mosquito coils in drinks to give the drinks a hallucinogenic effect.

There's a rumor that Taiwanese bartenders are killing people with drinks spiked with DDT? Well, I'm convinced.


Oh, PS: It's not DDT, silly, it's DEET. If they put DDT in mosquito coils, the people who drank those drinks would easily be long gone.
 
2014-02-11 04:07:41 PM

danielscissorhands: Noticeably F.A.T.: danielscissorhands: Have you heard about the random deaths occurring amongst tourists to Thailand in the last decade? Two Canadian sisters died a few years ago in their hotel room. Some people are blaming it on pesticides. Their is another theory that bartenders are putting crushed mosquito coils in drinks to give the drinks a hallucinogenic effect.

There's a rumor that Taiwanese bartenders are killing people with drinks spiked with DDT? Well, I'm convinced.

Oh, PS: It's not DDT, silly, it's DEET. If they put DDT in mosquito coils, the people who drank those drinks would easily be long gone.


This from the guy who thought DDT wiped out the passenger pigeon.

Hint: DDT isn't all that acutely toxic to humans either.
 
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