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(News.com.au)   Let's spend a night on the world's most haunted island. Don't mind the thousands of bodies beneath you   (news.com.au) divider line 55
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2014-05-31 04:05:52 PM  
I thought it was in Lake Michigan not Italy.
 
2014-05-31 04:46:35 PM  
Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?
 
2014-05-31 04:58:13 PM  
image.guardian.co.uk
 
2014-05-31 04:58:48 PM  
I think it's fun to find the old articles and copy/paste post the exact same thing that I posted the last time it was run.
 
2014-05-31 05:02:36 PM  
If this article/thread were a movie it'd be

Sometimes they come back for even more, Part 2: Again
 
2014-05-31 05:05:29 PM  

fastfxr: Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?



It's like a colonoscopy for your brain!
 
2014-05-31 05:05:47 PM  
It's like Detroit but with extra buried bodies and more ghosts.
 
2014-05-31 05:07:27 PM  

Nefarious: I thought it was in Lake Michigan not Italy.


Nice. Came here to make this reference. Just finished "skin game"
 
2014-05-31 05:11:31 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-31 05:13:01 PM  
Given that the most haunted island in the world is also the least haunted island in the world, as there is no farking such thing as a haunting, id be more worried about corpse stench than anything else.
 
2014-05-31 05:18:44 PM  
I'd do it, place looks awesome.
 
2014-05-31 05:21:08 PM  

fastfxr: Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?


Kind of like a zombie .
 
2014-05-31 05:21:56 PM  
I've always thought of it as the WiFi island.

fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net

www.clipartbest.com
 
2014-05-31 05:29:21 PM  
The world's most haunted island? Oh yes. It's not unlike the world's most unicorn-filled forest.
 
2014-05-31 05:29:36 PM  
Considering the billions of people who have lived on this planet, there's a very high percentage chance that you are currently at a place where a death has taken place or a body was buried at some point in the past.

If you fear hauntings my advice would be "dont be so Farking Gullible"
 
2014-05-31 05:30:17 PM  
How many times is this island going to be brought up?

/wish I could visit it in AC2
//then again, considering it housed black plague victims, maybe not seeing it in detail is a good thing
 
2014-05-31 05:34:38 PM  
So what if there aren't really ghosts? Don't you people ever want to have fun and be silly once in a while? Jeez.
 
2014-05-31 05:42:41 PM  
We're gonna come around at twelve

cdn2-b.examiner.com
With some Poveglian girls that's just dyin' to meet you


What's the matter with you, boy
 
2014-05-31 05:45:24 PM  
Could be mistaken for Detroit.
 
2014-05-31 05:45:46 PM  
This might be a dumb question, but fark it, I'm going to ask it anyway:

How long can a dead body (or a bunch of dead bodies) that died of something particularly nasty and were buried quickly basically where they fell be a danger to the living? I'm not talking about zombie danger. I'm talking about contagious danger?
 
2014-05-31 05:46:56 PM  

Gyrfalcon: So what if there aren't really ghosts? Don't you people ever want to have fun and be silly once in a while? Jeez.


no, they also shake hands with their kids to greet them, so I don't know what you expected.
 
2014-05-31 05:51:36 PM  

namegoeshere: This might be a dumb question, but fark it, I'm going to ask it anyway:

How long can a dead body (or a bunch of dead bodies) that died of something particularly nasty and were buried quickly basically where they fell be a danger to the living? I'm not talking about zombie danger. I'm talking about contagious danger?


Depends. Far too many variables to give a short answer. However, let your nose be your guide. We evolved repulsion to rotting stink for a reason.
 
2014-05-31 05:56:05 PM  
I ain't 'fraid of no posts.

BTW, If the filter changes this comment to, "I ain't 'fraid of no weeners." I'm ok with that, too.
 
2014-05-31 05:56:41 PM  

Nix Nightbird: The world's most haunted island? Oh yes. It's not unlike the world's most unicorn-filled forest.


How so you know about Kisatchie?
 
2014-05-31 05:58:09 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Could be mistaken for Detroit.


Except people actually want to go there.
 
2014-05-31 06:02:17 PM  
"if you would be kind enough to light my pipe, to clear the mice that nest in my skeleton, I would be most gratified. And I will tell you how to escape the island, and the man who hunts to drink your blood."

/obscure?
 
2014-05-31 06:03:48 PM  
Was that site conceived when 640x400 monitor were the norm?
 
2014-05-31 06:07:29 PM  
There are a lot of whiners complaining about reposts.  I stop by FARK nearly every day, have been for years, and I haven't seen this article.  Perhaps rather than cracking down on the odd repost some of the users should spend a little less time browsing at work or a little more time doing other activities at home.  If you read every submitted article every day and take offense from a repost the only thing that needs changing is you.
 
2014-05-31 06:11:23 PM  

fastfxr: Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?


stream1.gifsoup.com

The only image I could find of the bot submitting the article.
 
2014-05-31 06:20:23 PM  

oukewldave: fastfxr: Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?


It's like a colonoscopy for your brain!


Did a GIS for the brain enema scene from Red Dwarf.

Got this.

1.bp.blogspot.com

Still seems appropriate, somehow.
 
2014-05-31 06:22:56 PM  

furterfan: Considering the billions of people who have lived on this planet, there's a very high percentage chance that you are currently at a place where a death has taken place or a body was buried at some point in the past.


Of all of the people who ever lived, most are alive right now.

It's either most, or a shockingly high percent like 20% or something.  Either way, logarithmic growth is a biatch.
 
2014-05-31 06:24:43 PM  

namegoeshere: This might be a dumb question, but fark it, I'm going to ask it anyway:

How long can a dead body (or a bunch of dead bodies) that died of something particularly nasty and were buried quickly basically where they fell be a danger to the living? I'm not talking about zombie danger. I'm talking about contagious danger?


Wikipedia has a footnote about anthrax spores still being infective after 70 years of interment.

Then google turns this up

"Once they are formed, endospores can stay dormant for extended periods of time, from thousands (8, 13, 20, 25, 33) to millions (3, 35) of years, although for the more extreme claims of longevity it is difficult to rule out modern contamination (37). "   (clostridia )

Well, at least botulism does not kill by infection, just by food poisoning.

fun.
 
2014-05-31 06:27:15 PM  

Mister Peejay: Did a GIS for the brain enema scene from Red Dwarf.

Got this.


That's some heavy duty PETA bait you found there.

/and you posted it on Caturday too.
 
2014-05-31 06:28:51 PM  
I've always wondered when hearing about a place that is supposedly "one of the most haunted in" whatever country is being discussed, why don't concentration camps make the list?  They were so horrible, with so many people being murdered on an industrial scale.  If ghosts could in fact exist, one would think that their density in these former death camps would be such that the place would be so lit up by spectral energy it could be seen from space.
 
2014-05-31 06:32:51 PM  

Tealeaf: I've always wondered when hearing about a place that is supposedly "one of the most haunted in" whatever country is being discussed, why don't concentration camps make the list?  They were so horrible, with so many people being murdered on an industrial scale.  If ghosts could in fact exist, one would think that their density in these former death camps would be such that the place would be so lit up by spectral energy it could be seen from space.


Hitler probably drained all their aetheric vitality into the Spear of  Destiny

/I've seen worse movie premises
 
2014-05-31 06:35:50 PM  

fastfxr: Jeezus Mother of Reposts.


Doesn't anyone run this place or are these bot-submitted articles?


The mods are fat, disgusting people, completely incompetent at their jobs, but they do have to give greenlights to their friends. That is the only way some people can validate themselves.
 
2014-05-31 06:37:59 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: namegoeshere: This might be a dumb question, but fark it, I'm going to ask it anyway:

How long can a dead body (or a bunch of dead bodies) that died of something particularly nasty and were buried quickly basically where they fell be a danger to the living? I'm not talking about zombie danger. I'm talking about contagious danger?

Wikipedia has a footnote about anthrax spores still being infective after 70 years of interment.

Then google turns this up

"Once they are formed, endospores can stay dormant for extended periods of time, from thousands (8, 13, 20, 25, 33) to millions (3, 35) of years, although for the more extreme claims of longevity it is difficult to rule out modern contamination (37). "   (clostridia )

Well, at least botulism does not kill by infection, just by food poisoning.

fun.


Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.
 
2014-05-31 06:45:39 PM  

vicioushobbit: Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.


On the bright side, 300 yr old bacteria strains probably have not evolved much penicillin resistance.
 
2014-05-31 06:50:54 PM  

SpdrJay: I think it's fun to find the old articles and copy/paste post the exact same thing that I posted the last time it was run.


You could set up a bot to find and re-post your previous.
 
2014-05-31 06:53:44 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: vicioushobbit: Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.

On the bright side, 300 yr old bacteria strains probably have not evolved much penicillin resistance.


There's a disturbing corollary to that.
 
2014-05-31 06:59:52 PM  

Mister Peejay: furterfan: Considering the billions of people who have lived on this planet, there's a very high percentage chance that you are currently at a place where a death has taken place or a body was buried at some point in the past.

Of all of the people who ever lived, most are alive right now.

It's either most, or a shockingly high percent like 20% or something.  Either way, logarithmic growth is a biatch.


Wow, how do you make your ass talk like that?
 
2014-05-31 07:04:53 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: Tealeaf: I've always wondered when hearing about a place that is supposedly "one of the most haunted in" whatever country is being discussed, why don't concentration camps make the list?  They were so horrible, with so many people being murdered on an industrial scale.  If ghosts could in fact exist, one would think that their density in these former death camps would be such that the place would be so lit up by spectral energy it could be seen from space.

Hitler probably drained all their aetheric vitality into the Spear of  Destiny

/I've seen worse movie premises


Thank god the Asylum doesn't do many WWII-themed movies...
 
2014-05-31 07:11:39 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: vicioushobbit: Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.

On the bright side, 300 yr old bacteria strains probably have not evolved much penicillin resistance.


On the other hand, they may cause you to exhibit different symptoms for infection than those doctors are typically looking for. You may get a cancer diagnosis and die of ages old bacterial infection.

Yay!

/I shouldn't watch House as a biologist. I start getting antsy when my coworkers are lethargic.
 
2014-05-31 07:23:28 PM  

pedobearapproved: Gyrfalcon: So what if there aren't really ghosts? Don't you people ever want to have fun and be silly once in a while? Jeez.
no, they also shake hands with their kids to greet them, so I don't know what you expected.


Check the entertainment tab--people have watched the Gangnam Style video 2 billion times, but a lot of Farkers are simply too good for it, and they'd like to tell you about it too.
 
2014-05-31 07:23:50 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Vlad_the_Inaner: Tealeaf: I've always wondered when hearing about a place that is supposedly "one of the most haunted in" whatever country is being discussed, why don't concentration camps make the list?  They were so horrible, with so many people being murdered on an industrial scale.  If ghosts could in fact exist, one would think that their density in these former death camps would be such that the place would be so lit up by spectral energy it could be seen from space.

Hitler probably drained all their aetheric vitality into the Spear of  Destiny

/I've seen worse movie premises

Thank god the Asylum doesn't do many WWII-themed movies...


I just had to check.   Besides their Battleship ripoff, they also had this

/You'd think a "mockbuster" of Iron Sky would cause a divide by zero error or something
 
2014-05-31 08:17:10 PM  

eraser8: I've always thought of it as the WiFi island.


Thank you for that helpful depiction of the "Wifi" icon.
 
2014-05-31 08:19:20 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: vicioushobbit: Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.

On the bright side, 300 yr old bacteria strains probably have not evolved much penicillin resistance.


Hate to break it to you, but penicillins (and many other antibiotic classes) occur naturally in molds, and have done so since the dawn of single-called organisms.
 
2014-05-31 08:23:55 PM  

docmattic: Vlad_the_Inaner: vicioushobbit: Any bacteria that can form an endospore is just waiting for the right conditions to break the shell and grow.

The right conditions being your warm, moist mucus cavities.

On the bright side, 300 yr old bacteria strains probably have not evolved much penicillin resistance.

Hate to break it to you, but penicillins (and many other antibiotic classes) occur naturally in molds, and have done so since the dawn of single-called organisms.


Yeah. It was the ones who had to be called multiple times before they answered who aren't resistant to penicillin.
 
2014-05-31 09:00:33 PM  

docmattic: eraser8: I've always thought of it as the WiFi island.

Thank you for that helpful depiction of the "Wifi" icon.


You're welcome.
 
2014-05-31 10:15:45 PM  

Precision Boobery: Mister Peejay: furterfan: Considering the billions of people who have lived on this planet, there's a very high percentage chance that you are currently at a place where a death has taken place or a body was buried at some point in the past.

Of all of the people who ever lived, most are alive right now.

It's either most, or a shockingly high percent like 20% or something.  Either way, logarithmic growth is a biatch.

Wow, how do you make your ass talk like that?


According to historians and anthropologists, there have been a total of 110 billion people who have lived on this planet since "modern humans".

So, by maths, we are greatly outnumbered by the dead.
 
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