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(Daily Star)   Two-week-long summer in Britain could be spoiled this year by manhole-cover sized jellyfish washing up on popular beaches. With pic of what a manhole-cover sized jellyfish looks like, and yeah, that would keep anyone at home   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 61
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2014-05-07 11:40:58 AM
"I'd pick it up with a stick and fling it at my sister. "
                       - 8 year old Tr0mBoNe
 
2014-05-07 01:28:42 PM
FTFA:
"One giant barrel jellyfish has already been washed up at Portland, Dorset.
Fortunately, however, that particular variety proved to be harmless."
 
2014-05-07 01:29:10 PM
Dozens of ghostly pale Brits will have to stay away from the frigid waters now
 
2014-05-07 01:30:26 PM

CruJones: Dozens of ghostly pale Brits will have to stay away from the frigid waters now


If enough show up it might be enough to scare away the jellyfish.
 
2014-05-07 01:32:17 PM
Bathers? Dustbin?

Does anyone have the article in English.
 
2014-05-07 01:33:45 PM
Looks like that jellyfish has some grey cells green.
 
2014-05-07 01:34:26 PM
1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.
 
2014-05-07 01:36:51 PM

JackieRabbit: 1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.


global warming
climate change
study it out
 
2014-05-07 01:37:15 PM

JackieRabbit: 1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.


Also, the portuguese armafa waswiped long ago.
 
2014-05-07 01:37:39 PM
Wait, wait, wait.  So is it the size of a dustbin lid or the size of a manhole cover?  I NEED TO KNOW!
 
2014-05-07 01:38:04 PM
They said "manhole."


Hee hee hee
 
2014-05-07 01:38:08 PM

zjoik: JackieRabbit: 1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.

Also, the portuguese armafa waswiped long ago.


*armada
 
2014-05-07 01:38:31 PM
It was nay so much a manhole cover as it was.......a blanc mange!

/they may just be migrating northward to Scotland so they can order 48 million kilts
 
2014-05-07 01:38:33 PM
Yeah, that's an interesting article and all, but I found this story (video) at the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.
 
2014-05-07 01:38:49 PM

vudukungfu: JackieRabbit: 1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.

global warming
climate change
study it out


This week it's Climate DisruptionTM
 
2014-05-07 01:38:51 PM
Yeah, that really sucks for them.  They only have that little window of opportunity to enjoy the beach and the wildlife ruins it.

Something similar happened to me a few times when I was a kid.  Even though I only lived about 40 miles from the shore, we didn't make it there very often.  So when we did, it was a real treat to swim in the ocean.  More than a few times, the entire day was ruined, because some storm out at sea washed up a bunch of little jellyfish.  They may only be about the size of a softball.  But they are full of stingers.  It's like swimming with cacti.
 
2014-05-07 01:39:03 PM
I like the booby cam link below tfa. Jelly, boobies.... Tit for tat? I'd rather tit.
 
2014-05-07 01:39:24 PM

tallen702: FTFA:
"One giant barrel jellyfish has already been washed up at Portland, Dorset.
Fortunately, however, that particular variety proved to be harmless."


Soon we'll find out it's only mostly harmless.
 
2014-05-07 01:40:06 PM
looks like a British tooth
I keed
 
2014-05-07 01:40:10 PM
The UK has beaches???
 
2014-05-07 01:40:47 PM
Article is misleading.  The headline suggests that a type of jellyfish that is giant and poisonous is washing up on shores, but go on to state that the giant jellyfish are harmless, and the poisonous ones are Portuguese Man o' War, which apparently are showing up at rates unchanged.  So, the headline should read "Giant but Harmless Jellyfish Visiting British Beaches this Summer"

Not familiar with British Tabloids.  Is the British Star sensationalistic like the American version?
 
2014-05-07 01:41:14 PM
One giant barrel jellyfish has already been washed up at Portland, Dorset.

Fortunately, however, that particular variety proved to be harmless.

Meanwhile, pest controllers are set to unleash a poison cloud to wipe out hordes of dangerous caterpillars.


Well, that story switched gears abruptly. I thought they were going to pump poison in the ocean, and "caterpillars" are what the Brits call jellyfish.
 
2014-05-07 01:41:44 PM
At the rate we're dumping carbon into our water, the world's oceans will be one giant jellyfish by the end of the decade.
 
2014-05-07 01:42:34 PM
Dangerous Caterpillars is the name of my Beatles cover band.
 
2014-05-07 01:43:14 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Yeah, that's an interesting article and all, but I found this story (video) at the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.


It took fourteen posts to get to this!  What the hell Farkers?
 
2014-05-07 01:43:51 PM

Pumpernickel bread: Article is misleading.  The headline suggests that a type of jellyfish that is giant and poisonous is washing up on shores, but go on to state that the giant jellyfish are harmless, and the poisonous ones are Portuguese Man o' War, which apparently are showing up at rates unchanged.  So, the headline should read "Giant but Harmless Jellyfish Visiting British Beaches this Summer"

Not familiar with British Tabloids.  Is the British Star sensationalistic like the American version?


I don't think it is that bad. If they mess up big enough, they fix it. (Damages Paid for error)
 
2014-05-07 01:44:15 PM
If low tide can leave you stranded you are not a man of war.
 
2014-05-07 01:45:04 PM

Wendy's Chili: At the rate we're dumping carbon into our water, the world's oceans will be one giant jellyfish by the end of the decade.


Then everyone gets a chance to re-enact Finding Nemo. Perfect!

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2014-05-07 01:45:47 PM

gestug: Pumpernickel bread: Article is misleading.  The headline suggests that a type of jellyfish that is giant and poisonous is washing up on shores, but go on to state that the giant jellyfish are harmless, and the poisonous ones are Portuguese Man o' War, which apparently are showing up at rates unchanged.  So, the headline should read "Giant but Harmless Jellyfish Visiting British Beaches this Summer"

Not familiar with British Tabloids.  Is the British Star sensationalistic like the American version?

I don't think it is that bad. If they mess up big enough, they fix it. (Damages Paid for error)


Wrong link.  Fixed
 
2014-05-07 01:46:32 PM

LegacyDL: The UK has beaches???


One. It goes all the way around.
 
2014-05-07 01:48:41 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Yeah, that's an interesting article and all, but I found this story (video) at the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.


Trust me, I've been busy passing that link to nearly everyone here at the office.
{I just want them to stay seated while I light the place on fire}.
 
2014-05-07 01:49:13 PM
Cool, I was hoping they would get back together! Maybe they will give Falkner a bit of creative control this time.

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2014-05-07 01:50:57 PM

vudukungfu: JackieRabbit: 1: The jelly fish pictured is not a Portuguese man o'war, but a common and harmless species that can be found in any temperate or cold water. They wash up by the millions on the east coast of the US.

2. England is way outside the range of the Portuguese man o'war, which is confined to the tropics.

global warming
climate change
study it out


So then IF the their is a heat wave, the dangerous jelly fish might come?

Sounds like certain doom!
 
2014-05-07 01:53:22 PM
Headline:  "Giant and poisonous jellyfish to invade British beaches this summer"

Reality: Portuguese Man O War, which are poisonous jellyfish like creatures around 10 cm across with tentacles that can trail a meter or two behind them, have been spotted. These are common at beaches all around the world, and are a nuisance at best. Also there are some giant, but harmless, varieties of Jellyfish floating around out there. Here is a picture of one such creature.

The mass media equivalent of "ha ha made you look".
 
2014-05-07 01:53:42 PM
Apparently, all the manly men were shipped to Australia.
 
2014-05-07 01:55:00 PM
images.outbrain.com

ummmm... what?
 
2014-05-07 01:55:01 PM

When the man o' wars wash up on the beach down here, they "pop" when you run over them.

Stingy lil' bastards.



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2014-05-07 01:55:39 PM

cubic_spleen: LegacyDL: The UK has beaches???

One. It goes all the way around.


It rocks.
 
2014-05-07 01:56:18 PM
I remember them being purple. Why foodies don't have them on a menu by now is a mystery.
 
2014-05-07 01:56:53 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: It was nay so much a manhole cover as it was...


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2014-05-07 02:00:56 PM
Am I the only one who noticed who horribly written TFA is? No paragraph longer than one sentence, and if you tried to arrange them as a paragraph it isn't cohesive, because there's some BS about dangerous caterpillars, which apparently are more irritating than dangerous anyway, hard to say, but of course they have not a damn thing to do with jellyfish of any kind. Oh, and there's a reference to a picture that wasn't included to round it all out.

As already pointed out, the large fish they discuss aren't the dangerous ones and the dangerous ones aren't large, and no dangerous ones have been seen yet.

Totally freakin' useless and pointless article, and whoever wrote it deserves a slap. Whoever edited it deserves two.
 
2014-05-07 02:05:43 PM

SpdrJay: They said "manhole."


Hee hee hee


Subby wrote "manhole-cover-sized, the article wrote "dustbin-cover." I would write, "farking huge-ass blob."
 
2014-05-07 02:08:24 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Yeah, that's an interesting article and all, but I found this story (video) at the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.


That was quite a story.  I had to watch the video quite a few times to really get it.
 
2014-05-07 02:09:49 PM

Car_Ramrod: Wendy's Chili: At the rate we're dumping carbon into our water, the world's oceans will be one giant jellyfish by the end of the decade.

Then everyone gets a chance to re-enact Finding Nemo. Perfect!

[rack.2.mshcdn.com image 500x290]


I got to experience this first hand a couple of years ago in Cuba. The ocean was as flat as glass and all these little jellies came in. They where only about 4-10 cm across and did not sting and I snorkeled through them (while in my head the music from the asteroid belt scenes in Empire Strikes Back danced in my head). Very. Cool.
 
2014-05-07 02:10:29 PM
I'm sure the Asian Hornets invading Britain will protect them. Nature, uh, find's a way.
 
2014-05-07 02:11:12 PM

Maul555: [images.outbrain.com image 193x129]

ummmm... what?


Jelly fish.
 
2014-05-07 02:14:21 PM

Maul555: ummmm... what?


That was a mesmerizing video:

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/376904/VIDEO-Woman-attach e s-GoPro-camera-to-her-head-to-film-her-BREASTS-while-jogging
 
2014-05-07 02:17:30 PM
whatamanholemightlooklike.jpg
 
2014-05-07 02:18:28 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Yeah, that's an interesting article and all, but I found this story (video) at the bottom of the page to be much more interesting.


I would have preferred a long article about that with some bullshiat about jellyfish in the sidebar from my Fark link.
 
2014-05-07 02:18:43 PM
Shouldn't there be a banana in the picture for scale?
 
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