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Can someone explain to me why the word of the Fark is the thing which is appropriate in the headline of this?

News: Man goes fishing.
Fark: Does not catch the thing.

I remember when the word of this had the meaning

News: Man kills the wife of he.
Fark: With the scales of the dead fish and the husband was also the mayor of two cities.

Sucks for the whales though.

If a blue whale can't breathe, what color does it turn?

MaudlinMutantMollusk: If a blue whale can't breathe, what color does it turn?

some_beer_drinker: MaudlinMutantMollusk: If a blue whale can't breathe, what color does it turn?

It's my coping mechanism for tragedy

/I'm a bit damaged, I guess

If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

Cetaceans needed.

some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

There is probably a blue whale somewhere going GRUAAAAAAAAAGRUAAAAAAA at a subsonic level that can be heard undersea across the planet.

Of course GRUAAAAAAAAAGRUAAAAAAA means "Darwin totes LOL - BIE  EIP."

Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

Oh, well played

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

Oh, well played

Agreed.  How do I enable voting up in this blowhole?

brap: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

Oh, well played

Agreed.  How do I enable voting up in this blowhole?

yeah yeah, it's clever and all, but I did math

Mark Ratner: brap: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

Oh, well played

Agreed.  How do I enable voting up in this blowhole?

yeah yeah, it's clever and all, but I did math

I'll give you a +1 smart for that

/but laughing doesn't give me a headache
//usually

Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Thank you, rain man.  How many people would equal the weight of a blue whale?

Ambivalence: Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Thank you, rain man.  How many people would equal the weight of a blue whale?

A Blue Whale can weigh 200 or more short tons (2,000 lbs.) which makes the average Blue Whale weight in pounds about 400,000 lbs.
Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs.
400,000 / 140 = 2857.1428
So you get about 2857 people together on a scale and you have yourself an average weighing Blue Whale!

Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Still not gettin' it.

Would you translate it into ants?

Lenny_da_Hog: Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Still not gettin' it.

Would you translate it into ants?

African or European?

Thanks a lot, Obama

Mark Ratner: So you get about 2857 people together on a scale and you have yourself an average weighing Blue Whale!

/BURN!

Wonder how the Global Warmists spin the fact that these whales died due to much later than normal ice buildup and displacement? Unusually late ice melt this year...refutes any Global Warming claim

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Lenny_da_Hog: Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Still not gettin' it.

Would you translate it into ants?

African or European?

I would suggest South American Bullet Ants, but that's only a personal preference.

Mark Ratner: Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs.

You're not from the Midwest, are you?

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

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My thoughts exactly.

Wait, the whales overdosed on Meth?

dragonchild: Mark Ratner: Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs.

You're not from the Midwest, are you?

Highschool juniors (male) weigh more than that.

FloridaFarkTag: Wonder how the Global Warmists spin the fact that these whales died due to much later than normal ice buildup and displacement? Unusually late ice melt this year...refutes any Global Warming claim

Moron or troll.  Which is it?

Quit wasting our time.

FloridaFarkTag: Wonder how the Global Warmists spin the fact that these whales died due to much later than normal ice buildup and displacement? Unusually late ice melt this year...refutes any Global Warming claim

Needs a grammatical error or two to be more convincing.

Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

Only in the Atlantic (according to the headline)

Mark Ratner: Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs

now do it using average US weight

/you're welcome for the visual in the morning Fark

Just like at bar at closing time, all the blue whales just became a 4% less ugly.

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

Came for this, leaving sad about the whales and also Kurt Vonnegut.

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

That's how I initially read it.

Obviously we need more global warming

OhioUGrad: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

Only in the Atlantic (according to the headline)

Mark Ratner: Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs

now do it using average US weight

[i265.photobucket.com image 400x371]

/you're welcome for the visual in the morning Fark

Not to rain on the grief parade, but it's ~4% of the observed blue whale population. There are certainly many more of them out there. The Canadian Museum of Nature estimates a global population somewhere between 14 and 20 thousand. Still sucks though.

If you are ever in Ottawa you can walk beneath the skeleton of a juvenile blue whale in the Museum of Nature. The whale died in the 70s after being hit by a ship. She's about half as large as a full grown adult. It's pretty amazing.

Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

216 now.

I thought we needed more ice for the polar bears. But then, we kill the blue whales. Either way, one species is at risk.

Mark Ratner: Ambivalence: Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Thank you, rain man.  How many people would equal the weight of a blue whale?

A Blue Whale can weigh 200 or more short tons (2,000 lbs.) which makes the average Blue Whale weight in pounds about 400,000 lbs.
Lets use an average human weight of 140 lbs.
400,000 / 140 = 2857.1428
So you get about 2857 people together on a scale and you have yourself an average weighing Blue Whale!

Or 1 of OP's mom

FreakyBunny: Not to rain on the grief parade, but it's ~4% of the observed blue whale population. There are certainly many more of them out there. The Canadian Museum of Nature estimates a global population somewhere between 14 and 20 thousand. Still sucks though.

If you are ever in Ottawa you can walk beneath the skeleton of a juvenile blue whale in the Museum of Nature. The whale died in the 70s after being hit by a ship. She's about half as large as a full grown adult. It's pretty amazing.

There's a life-size model of an adult in the Museum of Natural History in DC. I still remember how totally awestruck I was when I first saw it as a kid -- and all over again as an adult.

/This is what it sounds like when whales cry

FTFA:   ...they are not able to breath.  Spellcheck, anyone?

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I was thinking Ice 9 from Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien."

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I totally read the headline as " Ice 9 kills  blue whales near Newfoundland"

I agree that would be MUCH worse....

Cold_Sassy: FTFA:   ...they are not able to breath.  Spellcheck, anyone?

O_o Those words are all spelled correctly.

Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total Atlantic population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

It means there are that many in the North Atlantic population.  NOAA estimates that there are approximately 5,000 worldwide:

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/bluewhale.htm

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

That is how I read it

Onkel Buck: Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I was thinking Ice 9 from Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien."

Good to see I wasn't the only one who thought of Satch.

That does it....

- BAN ALL ICE -

Save the whales.

Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

Winner.

Except subby from the article you submitted:

"It is not known how many of the endangered animals are currently in the Atlantic population"

So, where'd you get 4%?

When Ice is outlawed, only the outlaws will have ice.

/Ice, Ice baby

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I *knew* someone was gonna beat me to it....

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

That's what I was looking for.

I originally read the headline as "New Ice 9 kills blue whales..."

Mark Ratner: some_beer_drinker: Mark Ratner: If 9 blue whales is 4% of the total population, that means there are 225 blue whales.

9 divided by .04 = 225

because this. thanks for the math, ratner

To put this in perspective in relation to the human world population, it would be like 286.2 million people died (based on a March 26, 2014 estimate of 7.155 billion people.)

[i.imgur.com image 323x233]

Actually, you're forgetting the populations of blue whales in the pacific and indian oceans. I don't know if there are whales in the arctic oceans but you could include those as well.

FloridaFarkTag: Wonder how the Global Warmists spin the fact that these whales died due to much later than normal ice buildup and displacement? Unusually late ice melt this year...refutes any Global Warming claim

The funny thing is that there are so many things that happen that are contrary to the claims of global warming alarmists that I come to these threads with the express purpose of seeing people sarcastically say, "Yeah and this one thing totally disproves global warming."  When you see that same thing said over and over, then it isn't just one thing any more, is it.

"Really makes you think."  To me it is honestly akin to religious nutjobs praying because the end times are upon us.  Kinda scary because you know they'll kill you if the guy in charge tells them to, but fascinating to observe.

MmmmBacon: Onkel Buck: Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I was thinking Ice 9 from Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien."

Good to see I wasn't the only one who thought of Satch.

I'll always program a couple tunes from that CD on one of the internet jukeboxes before I leave a place, just because.

MmmmBacon: Onkel Buck: Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I was thinking Ice 9 from Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien."

Good to see I wasn't the only one who thought of Satch.

Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

Ice-9,  you say?

dittybopper: Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

And here I am thinking HHGTTG...

MasterSFV: Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I totally read the headline as " Ice 9 kills  blue whales near Newfoundland"

I agree that would be MUCH worse....

Another sci-fi reader here who had the same reaction, with a little dose of pre-coffee "OH FARK!!" and a glance at the tag to make sure it wasn't "Scary".

This would be very, very bad...

dittybopper: Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

well.... double dumb ass on you! it was still a good movie :)

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Nine dead blue whales is depressing enough. If this thread turns into a GW thread I'm going to repost the pic posted by OhioUGrad, and not just the reference. You have been warned.;b

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

That's how I read it first.  My heart stopped.

Damn you, Hoenikker

starsrift: dittybopper: Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

And here I am thinking HHGTTG...

That was a Sperm whale.  Totally different species, and in fact, even farther removed:  The Sperm whale is a toothed whale, whereas both the Blue and Humpback whales are baleen whales.

CruJones: Obviously we need more global warming

Benghazi for scale
Bush for outrage

Joe Blowme: dittybopper: Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

well.... double dumb ass on you! it was still a good movie :)

I.....             hate you.
And I.....      berate you.
and I.....      eschew you.
And I....      say "screw you".

/You just read that in William Shatner's spoken-word voice.

Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

Was my first reaction also. I thought "We have a much, much bigger problem than the whales. And whales are VERY big."

So this begs the question: what is the best way to prepare blue whale for a meal, and how many people could 9 of them feed? And, would we have to chop it up to deep fry it, or can we just get one REALLY big deep fryer and a whole lotta flour and cocktail sauce, and fry the thing whole?

These are the things I think about when I hear about endangered species, and when I watch 'Whale Wars'.

dittybopper: Joe Blowme: dittybopper: Dinobot: [www.startrek.com image 320x240]

Those were *HUMPBACK* whales.  Totally different species.

well.... double dumb ass on you! it was still a good movie :)

I.....             hate you.
And I.....      berate you.
and I.....      eschew you.
And I....      say "screw you".

/You just read that in William Shatner's spoken-word voice.

nice... but this just scares me

...so will that Whale Wars guy try to harrass and sink an iceberg in retaliation?

Satanic_Hamster: Ice-9,  you say?

the best he can do is ICE3.  there are no level 9 spells and the Red Mage/Wizard doesn't get anything higher than Lev7, IIRC

Who's been letting the Japanese into the Atlantic?

Also, Rockefeller did more to save the whales than Greenpeace.

hasty ambush: [www.powerlineblog.com image 584x398]

/Nevermind

MmmmBacon: Onkel Buck: Lenny_da_Hog: Could be worse. It might have been "Ice 9 kills blue whales."

[i262.photobucket.com image 416x697]

I was thinking Ice 9 from Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien."

Good to see I wasn't the only one who thought of Satch.

Ditto.

tom baker's scarf: the best he can do is ICE3. there are no level 9 spells and the Red Mage/Wizard doesn't get anything higher than Lev7, IIRC

TFA = FAIL for not blaming the deaths on AGW.

Read the comments at the bottom of the TFA?  The one from this Mensa candidate is hilarious:
"They can't just throw some sticks of dynamite out of a helicopter or even some scud missiles to blast the ice apart. We need to make sure this does not happen again. Blasting the ice is very simple and cost effective."

/* CSB

When my son was five, we went to the http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/biodiversity-an d -environmental-halls/milstein-hall-of-ocean-life .  As we rounded the corner to the entrance he got an OH CARP! face and ran the other way. Would not go into the hall.

/cool with the whale now

*/

Due to the Polar Vortex, it has been a really old-fashioned winter in Eastern Canada. And by old-fashioned, I mean the kind of long, icy, snow bound Hell they got when my grandparents were children. Even whales, which may live up to 200 years old according to anecdotal evidence, might not know how to cope. It's been clear that a lot of people have forgotten how to survive--few people have camping equipment because fewer people camp (the WiFi reception is terrible). People don't even know you can put your frozen food out on the frozen ground or on the frozen concrete in your garage to keep it cold when the power goes out.

Perhaps the whales were no longer cautious about getting trapped because they haven't seen this kind of ice for forty years or more.

It's tragic to lose any blue whales because populations are only a tiny fraction of what could be considered "normal" healthy levels. Consider that in the 1800s there were an estimated 19,000,000 elephants in Africa, down to 3-5 million in the 1930s and 1940s, Populations are making a comeback in South Africa (the region, not the country) and they number over 300,000. That's probably big enough to prevent extinction, but consider that elephants once roamed the whole continent as far as the Mediterranean coast. Plato said that Atlantis was outside the Pillars of Hercules and that it had elephants. Seeing as one of the best candidates for his inspiration is a city in Spain, that means their range once included Europe (including Mammoths and Mastodons, this is certain).

But for a whole ocean to be down to a couple of hundred of the largest whales is really tragic because whales have an enormous impact on the environment. Like Nibblonians, they are celebrated poopers and the small crustaceans and other living things that bloom in their wake used to make an enormous contribution to the productivity of the oceans and seas they roamed.

Imagine they took away the snow makers at the ski resorts or forced farmers to farm without fertilizer. Imagine the Serengeti devoid of large mammals. Nothing but desert and dust as far as the eye can see.

In a marine ecosystem, a single blue whale pod would be like a large herd of cariboo or bison, maintaing the food web and cycling resources. They also may sequester a fair sized chunk of carbon as their waste drops into the deeps to feed critters three miles below.

Thanks, Global Warming!

if only there were some way to get rid of ice we could save the whales......

archichris: if only there were some way to get rid of ice we could save the whales......

Good idea, I'm going to buy a Hummer. Also, let's bring back the big hair 80s. Wait, that was ozone. Are we not worried about the ozone layer anymore because I'm pretty sure it was going to kill us all 10 years ago?

So, how many died stuck under the ice that can't be counted? They'll become water-logged and sink before the ice melts. How many die like this each year?

Warchild: Cetaceans needed.

i'd click funny if it wasn't so sadly true

/come on spock lets go find george and gracie

We must ban all ice, immediately. For the children ..

kling_klang_bed: So this begs the question: what is the best way to prepare blue whale for a meal, and how many people could 9 of them feed? And, would we have to chop it up to deep fry it, or can we just get one REALLY big deep fryer and a whole lotta flour and cocktail sauce, and fry the thing whole?

We've already made up 200 pounds of batter for blue whale tempura.

brantgoose: celebrated poopers

narrowly missed snorting hot tea all over my laptop.  thanks... :)

GhostfacedFiddlah: Cold_Sassy: FTFA:   ...they are not able to breath.  Spellcheck, anyone?

O_o Those words are all spelled writely correctly.

/peeved pet

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